Dissent is ostracized and criminalized to isolate those who are defying and challenging the powers that be.
Month: September 2022
“This ‘terrorist’ proscription of the revolutionary movement of the the CPP-NPA, used by past and present governments to criminalize dissent, has created a political climate favorable to illegal arrests, extra-judicial killings and various forms of human rights violations perpetrated by elements of the state against unarmed activists and even innocent civilians.”
“It is important to underscore how the decision concluded that the CPP and NPA are not terrorists, rather, are waging armed resistance with clear political aims and directs its attacks, not against civilians, but against agents of the reactionary state represented by the government of the Republic of the Philippines.”
“Let us not be cowed. We are on the right side of history. We will continue to fight for the country. In the midst of lies and oppression, our call remains – we will struggle on.”
Human rights defenders and environmental advocates are up in arms over what they referred to as a “grand show of hypocrisy” as Ferdinand Marcos Jr. addressed the United Nations’ General Assembly.
They were reportedly fined P2,500 ($43) each over a supposed offense that, according to Pamalakaya, the maritime police based in Taguig City was “unable to identify.”
“At this stage, discontinuing the only scheduled debate on the country at the HRC will risk acquiescing (to) ongoing abuses and violations and will abandon tens of thousands of victims who deserve justice and accountability.”
“[Marcos] should garner support from the international community in pressuring China to comply with the international ruling and abandon their irrational claim over our waters.”
“For decades, Nay Lucia has been sharing her wide array of skills in sustainable organic farming by training farmers across the country both in the technical and advocacy and lobbying aspect of sustainable organic agriculture.”
The CA said the firearms and live ammunition allegedly recovered therefrom constitutes inadmissible evidence in accordance to the exclusionary clause stated in the 1987 Constitution “for being the proverbial fruit of the poisonous tree.”
Fast-forward to today, as the proposed 2023 national budget is being railroaded in Congress, the new administration’s priorities are now getting clear. What’s in it for the people? Not much, apparently.