President Rodrigo Duterte witnesses the emotional reunion of eight year-old Rexon Romoc and his family at the Malacañan Palace on February 28, 2017. Rexon Romoc was abducted by members of the Abu Sayyaf Group on August 5, 2016 and was released on February 27, 2017. Also in the photo are (from left to right) Sulu Vice-Governor Sakur Tan and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza. (King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo)
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After a 6.7 magnitude earthquake and over 200 aftershocks in Surigao City, residents are back on their feet to march the streets on Monday, Feb. 27 as part of the Mindanao-wide peace rally held in several cities in Mindanao to call for the resumption of peace talks. The residents also called on the government to shutdown large-scale mining operations in Surigao del Norte. (Photo by Rhea De Castro)
Thirty-one (31) years after the dictator Ferdinand Marcos was ousted, and he and his family and fled the Philippines, Filipinos are continuing the fight against tyranny and forgetting.
Jim Paredes is passionate. At the least, I would give that to him.
Decades and monuments after, the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolt continues to strike a powerful chord in the national consciousness. Today, it resonates sharply amid the seeming resurgence of authoritarian discourse in both word and deed as well as the unsettling applause it draws from not a few.
But you are truly, madly, deeply worse than a hundred President Dutertes.
The songs of peace now drowned by the cuss words of hate that invite murder. The bloodless revolt now stained by the blood in our streets and street gutters. The statistics of unresolved murder continues to rise, and not a single one has been investigated and brought to justice.
The filing of criminal cases against me is only the fulfillment of Mr. Duterte’s fixation for revenge against me, because of my investigation of the Davao Death Squad when I was then the Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights.
The earthquake in Surigao City and Surigao del Norte was generated, according to Phivolcs, by the movement of the Philippine Fault System which traverses from the end point of Mindanao in Mati, Davao Oriental to the tip of Luzon, somewhere in the province of Pangasinan.
The parents of two members of the Cafgu Active Auxiliary captured by the New People’s Army in Davao Oriental last February 14 appealed to the communists to release them.