Author Archives: ALEX D. LOPEZ

2 years ago

Minorities: Duterte absolving Marcos from crimes

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Minorities: Duterte absolving Marcos from crimes

More than a thousand Lumad and Moro delegates to this year’s Lakbayan of National Minorities stormed the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) in Taguig City on Monday, September 11 to protest and condemn what they perceive as deliberate moves of the Duterte administration in glorifying the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

2 years ago

PROTEST ON MARCOS’ CENTENNIAL

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PROTEST ON MARCOS’ CENTENNIAL

Protesters outside the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on Monday, September 11, burn a streamer to condemn what they perceive as the resemblance of President Duterte and the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in terms of leadership and governance. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

2 years ago

‘NO.1 TERRORIST’

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‘NO.1 TERRORIST’

Lumad and Moro leaders from Mindanao burn a US flag to symbolize their resistance against the continued war on terror against their communities. The delegates of the Lakbayan of National Minorities held a protest inside the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on Sunday, September 10. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

2 years ago

Lumad students listen to nightmares of ‘Tokhang’ victims

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Lumad students listen to nightmares of ‘Tokhang’ victims

Lumad students from various parts of Mindanao who took part in this year’s Lakbayan of National Minorities got the chance to see face-to-face victims of the dreaded anti drug war​, ​known as “Oplan Tokhang”​,​ of the ​Duterte ​administration in an activity inside the Kampuhan in UP Diliman on Friday, September 8.

2 years ago

Farmers: Landlords oust Mariano from post

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Farmers: Landlords oust Mariano from post

For ​progressive ​farmers ​organizations in the country, the rejection of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano by the powerful Commission ​on Appointments ​only shows that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is leaning towards the landlords and big businesses that control vast tracts of lands for plantations.

2 years ago

EMOTIONAL

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EMOTIONAL

Supporters of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano turn emotional as they greet him outside the Senate after his appointment was rejected by the powerful Commission on Appointment on Wednesday, Sept. 6. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)