Tags: Mindanao

Lawmakers, Moro rights advocate reject Martial Law proposal in Sulu

BY DAVAO TODAY Davaotoday.com DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Lawmakers and a Moro human rights advocate reject calls from defense officials to declare Martial Law in Sulu following the wake of the twin blasts that killed 14 in Jolo. Bayan Muna Representative and Manobo tribal leader Eufemia Cullamat said the recommendation to impose Martial Law in…

Film and fascism: Notes on the first Cinema Kritika

That violence is normal and impunity inevitable, the very things we fought against during the first People Power uprising, are the same things this regime wants to make acceptable through Misyon, Bato, Children, and Mindanao so it could justify the Drug War and the Martial Law.

Enough of Duterte’s cesspool politics

By LEON DULCE KALIBUTAN MANILA — The vividly crass mouth of President Rodrigo Duterte supplies the perfect word to describe his administration’s environmental policy: ‘Cesspool.’ This is how Duterte described the pollution crisis in Boracay island to project a sense of urgency in his marching orders to close down the island. Duterte’s subordinates quickly went…

The peace advocacy group InPeace Mindanao calls on authorities to probe thoroughly the three recent bombings in Cotabato City and Sultan Kudarat, and challenged the Aquino government to do what the hawkish Arroyo administration had failed to do: uncover alleged military-Abu Sayyaf connivance. InPeace said hawkish responses to bombings are rehashed and not credible to…

Like the Moro in many parts of Mindanao, evacuation has become a way of life for the Lumads . They would rather sleep in schools, at village halls or town gymnasiums than stay in their villages and bear the brunt of military operations.

Even as President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has announced during her State of the Nation Address that peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are likely to resume before the end of this month, the MILF’s negotiating panel has expressed skepticism about whether or not the talks can go very far.