Ephraim Cortez, secretary general of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL), said that “the arrest is illegal since the warrant had already lost its force and effect.”
Month: February 2022
How PH justice system has failed to provide justice for Gerry Ortega
A recent investigation by an international watchdog shows how the Philippine justice system has failed to deliver justice over the killing of broadcaster and environmentalist Gerry Ortega.
The political economy of the Ukraine crisis
The Ukraine conflict is an example of how sovereign countries become launching pads of inter-imperialist proxy wars mainly because of their geopolitical and economic positions.
Fa Fles Ato: Magpunyagi at Sumulong
Ngunit hindi nila alam,/Kami ay mga binhi / At ang pagsuklob sa amin ng lupa / Ay hindi nangahulugang paglukob sa amin ng dilim/ Bagkus ito ay pagsibol/ Kami ay uusbong, tutubo, mamumulaklak, at muling magbubunga
5 killed in Davao de Oro are civilians, not NPA, group says
“Throughout their years of service, Chad, Jurain, and Elgyn had been subjected to threats, harassment, intimidation, including death threats, red-tagging and terror-tagging, and surveillance. It is then even more deplorable that the people who take up the initiative to serve in far-flung communities, where the Duterte government cares little to address the needs of its residents, are targeted and killed,” SOS Network said.
Balik-Tanaw | Bagong-anyo at Balat-kayo
Ang pagiging mapanuri at mapagmatyag sa panahon ngayon ang panawagan sa ating lahat. Piliin natin ang mga lider na pinipiling magbagong anyo tungo sa ikakabuti ng nakakarami at hindi ang nagbabalat-kayo na puro salita at punong-puno ng paglilinlang.
All over but the counting?
Elections are among those exercises through which a free people are able to delegate their sovereign powers of self-government to their chosen representatives. Surely the Comelec knows that elections have to be free, honest, and fair to be legitimate expressions of the people’s will. It was precisely to make sure that they are, rather than the means through which the oligarchs can endow themselves with a semblance of legitimacy so they can remain in power, that the Comelec was created in 1940 through an amendment in the 1935 Constitution.
Martial law dictatorship red-tagged bishop, two nuns
Many citizens today, particularly the youth, may think that the Duterte administration invented red-tagging. But they should not be surprised to learn that almost 50 years ago – under his martial-law one-man rule – Ferdinand Marcos Sr. was already sticking that label on those who openly criticized and opposed him. Certainly, the term “red-tagging” was not in use then, but the alleged acts invoked fitted those in the above-cited definitions.
Artista.Bayan.Laban | Reliving the lives of artists and how they fought the dictatorship
Dubbed as Artista. Laban. Bayan, CAP’s effort to look back on the contributions of artists is a continuing commemoration of the 36th year since Filipinos toppled a dictator.
What will you do when you suddenly wake up with P75,000 in cash?
As another Marcos threatens to return to power, hundreds of millions in ill-gotten wealth have yet to be returned to the Filipino people.
Elderly NDFP peace consultant arrested in Samar
“He must be immediately afforded legal representation. We enjoin all democratic forces to close ranks and raise the demand for Ka Esteban to be immediately released.”