Church leaders are urging the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to reciprocate the Communist Party of the Philippines’ (CPP) extended unilateral nationwide ceasefire despite accusations that both parties have violated their own unilateral ceasefires.
President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to implement “martial law-like” measures, allegedly to curb violations of the enhanced community quarantine. Human rights advocates, however, said that militarist actions are uncalled for, and could potentially lead to human rights abuses.
Two local legislators have called to ensure proper compensation for local frontliners as the latter risk their safety on enhanced community quarantine.
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) announced on Thursday the order to extend the unilateral nationwide ceasefire to “prioritize the fight against the pandemic.”
Labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) has criticized President Rodrigo Duterte over his recent speech blaming the Left as the obstacle for implementing the National ID System (NIDS).
Progressive youth group Anakbayan has lobbed the question to at least 14 Senators who recently asked for the resignation of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III for his alleged failure of leadership, negligence, lack of foresight, and inefficiency.
The New People’s Army unit in Davao de Oro (Compostela Valley) claims government troops violated ceasefire orders set during the coronavirus quarantine when it raided an NPA medical team.
A labor group questioned the government’s report that the COVID-19 economic relief has reached many workers.
The 270 billion-peso budget allocated by the national government to aid the poorest of the poor amid the COVID-19 pandemic is not enough.
Netizens and activists express their dismay and anger by making #OustDuterte the top trend on Twitter Wednesday night after President Rodrigo Duterte warned that he will order “Left” activists and violators of Quarantine to be shot.