Marcos is not PH’s TOTGA. He is a dictator. He is not a hero.
Expecting the ‘dirtiest and most vicious’ PH elections yet, social media remains a battleground for 2022
Less than 6 months away to the official National Election period, buzz around the net shows mixed insights and discourse among the Filipino electorate.
Child rights advocates welcome ICC prosecutor’s move to jumpstart ‘War on Drugs’ probe
In June 2020, it was reported that at least 122 children have been killed in the Philippines’ anti-illegal drugs campaign, according to a report.
Our public school teachers are burnt out too and the gov’t should listen
7 out of 10 public school teachers already feel the negative impacts of distance learning on their health
AGHAM to Duterte: Stop unscientific Dolomite beach, ‘rehab project’
Scientists group AGHAM calls on Prsident Duterte to stop destructive Dolomite beach and rechannel funds to pandemic response.
3M challenges college students to a regional innovation, tech tilt
The 3M Inspire Challenge invites college students to submit their best ideas in technology, innovation, and sustainability.
Survey Says…Top 15 Chances in UP Kaysa Ma-recruit sa NPA
Matapos ang unilateral na pagpapawalang bisa ng UP-DND Accord, dinala ng mga Isko at Iska ang #UPFight sa pa-witty-han ng ng mga alaala sa buhay-UP.
The Absurdity of Social Media Arrogance
In times where advocacy is grossly platformed in social media, it cannot be denied that a lot of self-righteous personages emerged from the flickers and clacks of their computer screens and keyboards.
Notes on Duterte’s Alleged Health Decline
With around 600 days left before his term ends, is President Duterte still fit to lead the country?
In Pictures: #DefendPressFreedom Protest Greets Day 1 of Anti-Terror Law
Calls to #DefendPressFreedom and to bring back ABS-CBN grow louder as government begins implementation of Anti-Terror Law
Vox Populi, Vox Dei: It’s ‘Anti-Freedom Bill’
Many of us do want to live in peace and freedom, but not all are willing to fight for it.
ABS-CBN Shutdown: When Our Freedoms Are Threatened
We stand on the shoulders of our heroes – the mighty men and women who fought with guns, machetes, sharp strategy, and sheer courage to hand us on a silver platter the freedoms we now enjoy. Our liberties are born from the blood of brave hearts who took up arms or took to the streets…
Kapamilya Lockdown, A Disservice to the Filipino
May mahaba akong essay na laan sana rito ito, pero na-realize ko, parte ng pribilehiyo ko bilang bahagi ng industriyang ito na naiintindihan ko ang koneksyon ng kagustuhang ipasara ang ABS-CBN sa pagsikil sa kalayaang mamahayag. Pero hindi lahat gets kung bakit mahalaga ito. ‘Yung iba, hindi makaalis sa sarili nilang privileged bubble kaya hindi…
‘Huling Habilin’ of ‘Comfort Women’ for Duterte
Lila Pilipina has been fighting for three decades now for proper apologies, just compensation and historical recognition from the Japanese government.
Pressuring Press Freedom
One of the core principles of journalism is to be the watchdog of authority figures, especially the government. It aims to provide transparency and break the walls between power and the people. Shenanigans, propaganda, and all that — trust the media to find that out. Given this, it is not surprising when a government official…
Shooting the Messenger: Is Rappler Foreign-Owned and What Does the Revocation Mean?
Rappler said it themselves: they never thought this day would come. But it has. In a 29-page decision, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) en banc revoked Rappler’s license to operate after it voided a foreign investment by Omidyar Network. Rappler says it is holding the line, and will continue operating as they prepare to take…
No, Mr. President, I Do Not Feel Safe
I live in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City, adjacent to the Camanava district in Northern Metro Manila. Early morning, Friday, August 18, the Northern Police District was wrapping up their overnight drug sweep of Camanava that yielded 24 deaths, and 36 arrests. That same Friday, at around 1:30 am, I went home later than usual…
License to Kill: The Support of Filipinos for Duterte’s Bloody War on Drugs
It was around 3 a.m. on November 25, 2016 when 38-year old Gener Rondina woke because of a loud banging on his door. A group of policemen surrounded their small house in Cebu City. Gener, a known drug addict and a pusher, knew what would happen next. He quickly rushed to remove the wall air-conditioning…
No Monkey Business: Banana Farmers to Corporate Giant Lapanday
Like food for the gods, the Cavendish bananas of Tagum City, Davao Del Norte are spotless. Sealed with stickers to mark their perfection, they are being shipped to countries in the Asia Pacific contributing billions to the domestic economy. But what many don’t know, these bananas were grown on a soil soaked with sweat and…
To the Boy Who Lost His Father to the Drug War
It was eight o’ clock in the evening along Taft Avenue in Manila when a street child was going around each store to ask for food, if not for some coins. He was thin, muddled, and soaked in the rain. He approached me with the usual demand, “Kuya, pahingi naman ng pambiling pagkain.” (Older brother,…
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