NDF-Negros spokesperson Bayani Obrero said in a statement that Acosta and a companion were captured alive at around two o’clock in the morning of November 30 but were announced as casualties in a “fake encounter” a few hours later.
Month: November 2022
On Bonifacio Day, workers demand wage increase, better working conditions
The minimum wage in the Philippines barely covers the needs of a family of five.
Women workers decry union-busting, red-tagging
Among the issues confronting women workers are union-busting and redtagging.
Clergywoman slapped with trumped-up charges for standing with the indigenous peoples
“She was also actively involved in many relief and rehabilitation programs for the most vulnerable communities and people in Mindoro. She supported and collaborated with the ecumenical organizations in advancing human rights advocacy, and offered sanctuary to those fleeing from violence and attacks.”
Advocate dedicates her energy and time for the indigenous peoples amid harassment
“I never wanted to get rich or get famous. I want a meaningful life, that’s why I became an activist.”
Honoring women human rights defenders
November 29 is international women human rights defenders’ day. In the Philippines, several women human rights defenders are being attacked for defending and promoting human rights.
How Adora Faye’s activism has inspired her son’s human rights work
“Adora Faye exemplifies the lingering legacy of the US-Marcos dictatorship: victims who never achieve justice and are punished twice over for their continuing fight for democracy, social justice and women’s emancipation.”
Remembering Richie Extremadura and the comfort women’s undying call for justice
Richie, former national coordinator of Lila Pilipina, passed away on August 25 due to anemia and complications from diabetes. Her leadership in Lila Pilipina pushed forward the fight of the comfort women movement for decades in the Philippines. Amid disinformation and wars of aggression, her legacy is worth remembering.
Why SB19’s ‘Mapa’ makes us cry
Here’s a journalist’s take on why SB19’s Mapa will always be a tearjerker.
Jeepneys’ just energy transition bogged down by lack of support
“A just transition to jeepney modernization entails putting critical infrastructure in place and empowering small cooperatives while developing renewable energy sources.”
Amazon’s squeeze will be stopped
For working people, the price of everything is going up. For everyone, the global temperature keeps rising. But instead of supporting its workers, communities and the planet, Amazon is squeezing every last drop it can. That’s why, today, they are coming together across 35 countries to Make Amazon Pay.