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.
Later this month, the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) enter their third round of talks Continue reading
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.
(The following article was published in rappler.com last October 20, 2016.) In the face of bewilderment over President Rodrigo Duterte’s Continue reading
(The following article was published in rappler.com last October 7, 2016.) For a Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte has been saying Continue reading
(The following article was published in rappler.com last September 29, 2016.) When President Rodrigo Duterte says the Philippines is not Continue reading