Stand Point

REFLECTION: Scandals?

REFLECTION: Scandals?

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Feb 25, 2021

Why? They had no weapons nor drugs or anything illegal. They were only holding class peacefully. The police called the raid a rescue, but the videos convict the attackers as criminals. That was a scandal of terrifying violence against children.

FULL TEXT | 65 Years of Amplifying Voices from Below: Student Involvement in Discourse, Dissent, and Democracy

FULL TEXT | 65 Years of Amplifying Voices from Below: Student Involvement in Discourse, Dissent, and Democracy

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Dec 20, 2020

To our guest speakers, Atenews alumni who are joining us here in the Zoom (meeting) or through (Facebook) live, Atenews moderators from the previous years and the present, Fr. Erwin Torres, Dr. Victoria Pre, Dr. Cheryl, guests from other student publications and organizations from across Mindanao and the Philippines, my fellow residents in the Atenews, good afternoon.

The Bangsamoro youth and the right to self-determination

The Bangsamoro youth and the right to self-determination

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Dec 08, 2020

Some people might say that the conflict in Mindanao is already “history.” The apparent peace between the Moro revolutionaries and the Philippine government reminds us that it has been years since a violent encounter, whether verbal or in a gunfight, between the opposing sides has been the headline in newspapers.

An unfulfilled promise to girls

An unfulfilled promise to girls

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Oct 11, 2020

Nine years ago the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 declaring October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, as a recognition of girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

Update on the Appeal to UNESCO regarding classification of Ampatuan massacre case as resolved

Update on the Appeal to UNESCO regarding classification of Ampatuan massacre case as resolved

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Sep 24, 2020

Greetings from the Philippines! We hope this letter finds you safe and well during such difficult times.

We – the families of the journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre, as well as media groups, civil society organizations, and concerned citizens who have stood with them in their continuing search for justice – wish to express our distress and disappointment as news reports, including from government media, have called attention to UNESCO’s classification of the entire case as “resolved” and citing this as an accomplishment of the Duterte administration and its efforts to protect journalists.