Members of progressive groups and various organizations troop to the University of the Philippines-Diliman campus on June 12, the Philippines’ 122nd Independence Day, to hold the ‘grand mañanita’ where they called for the junking of the Anti-Terrorism Bill despite a government ban on mass gatherings. (More…) (Maro Enriquez/davaotoday.com)
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Advocacy groups here have suggested solutions to the country’s ongoing transport crisis, which was made worse by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Students, activists, and progressive groups hold an indignation rally on Thursday, June 4 at UP Diliman, Quezon City following the Lower House’s approval of the anti-terror bill on third reading. Protesters wanted the bill junked as they feared it will be used as a weapon against critics of the Duterte administration if passed into law. (Maro B. Enriquez/davaotoday.com)
The Philippines is about to have its first Filipino-trained gravitational physicist.
The death of urban poor activist leader Carlito Badion comes a day after Congress pushed for the Anti-Terror Bill to the plenary on May 30, as progressive lawmakers warned his killing is a prelude to how the bill will target critics and activists.
With the ECQ already extended twice, Luzon-wide until April 30 and the NCR and select provinces until May 15, fears over people’s livelihood and survival have surfaced. The viability of citizens’ initiatives has also been questioned. How would organizations cope if a third extension will be announced in the coming days?
Following the fatal shooting of former soldier Winston Ragos, a forensic and a human rights official question the Quezon City Police’s assertion that the shooting was a “judgment call”.
Former AnakPawis Representative Ariel Casilao was detained along with six volunteers on a relief mission to Norzagaray, Bulacan on Sunday and were charged for violating the Bayanihan Act.
Armed elements from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) stormed Sitio San Roque Monday, April 6, 2020, intimidating some of the residents who were conducting a community kitchen program.