The existence of such prisoners of conscience is a slap on any country that claims to be democratic.
After more than a century of serving colonial masters, local dynasties and oligarchs, and after experiencing absolute power under martial law, today’s Philippine National Police (PNP) has become hopelessly mercenary and criminal.
Sometimes, the only way to fix a problem is to get rid of it.
It is poetic justice indeed that a poor peasant from Nueva Ecija , a veteran in the struggle to liberate his class from feudal bondage and oppression, is now leading the way in transforming the agency that for years has been used to undermine this very struggle. It’s payback time.
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The ball is now in the court of America’s left of center movements. They should get their act together and come up with a viable alternative not only to Donald Trump but the ugly system he represents.
In a situation where progressive and revolutionary movements are still given significant space and opportunity to engage with the administration, the Left have refused to simplistically consider Duterte as just another reactionary, US puppet that needs to be ousted.
The fear among nationalists and progressives is not that Mr. Duterte wants to cut this US-made leash. It’s that he’s offering it to China, who will only be too glad to hold it.