By AILA JOSOL and YZELLE ROSE PADA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Women’s group Lila Pilipina denounced the Philippine-Japan military pact as the Japanese failed to acknowledge their war crimes against Filipinos and comfort women. “They are again talking about war measures with the Philippine government for mutual access of the Japanese troops that will openly do…
“The dominoes are falling one by one. After Hailey Pecayo’s case was dismissed, we received news that Ken and Jasmin’s case was dismissed too.”
In the last six years since former President Rodrigo Duterte terminated the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, their peace consultants, including those who publicly participated in the peace process, were subjected to a series of bloody and vicious attacks.
A provincial prosecutor in Batangas dismissed the two charges against peasant organizer Ernesto Baez Jr., driver Jose Escobio, and companion Jonald Jabonero, citing a lack of probable cause.
Progressive media groups and campus journalists commemorate the 14th year of the Ampatuan massacre at the University of the Philippines, College of Mass Communication.
The role of the fisherfolk is important in assuring food security in the country, and so Ronnel Arambulo of Pamalakaya said that the needs of the fishermen must be given priority.
“The fight for justice is not over, the dismissal of Hailey’s case is proof that no matter what lies the state forces may fabricate, the truth will always prevail.”
Youth and students across the country marked the International Students’ Day with protests last Friday, Nov. 17. They highlighted their calls not only for the education sector but also the calls of different marginalized sectors.
A protester documents the speech of a Moro leader during a protest at US Embassy in Manila on Nov. 14 in solidarity to Palestine.
Our Gospel Reading for this Sunday pertains to the different scenarios of parables leading up to the scenario of Parousia in Matt 25:31-46, in the coming celebration of Christ the King Sunday.
This was the top-of-mind step that Ian Fry, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change, urged the Philippine government to take as he wound up a 10-day official visit in the country last Wednesday.