Stand Point

Your lipstick, and other women’s needs in Marawi

Your lipstick, and other women’s needs in Marawi

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Jun 24, 2017

Beyond the issue of lipstick donations, a critical inquiry on “for whom and for what” our efforts are would always be a sensible question for donors and volunteers. Are we extending support to alleviate the suffering of our fellow human beings, or do our efforts only reinforce the existing social order that oppresses the majority, including and especially women?

STATEMENT| CBCP pastoral statement against fake news

STATEMENT| CBCP pastoral statement against fake news

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Jun 22, 2017

The active involvement of citizens in creating a nurturing society steeped in justice depends on the truth. That is the service to which media is called. That is why we have schools and colleges and universities. That is why teaching is a noble profession. That is why books and magazines, journals and articles are published.

STATEMENT| On Marawi, Martial Law and internet freedom

STATEMENT| On Marawi, Martial Law and internet freedom

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Jun 15, 2017

It must be clear by now: Whether you’re in Marawi, Mindanao or Manila, we’re all unsafe from martial law’s effects on our basic rights. And nowhere is this more obvious than the internet and the basic rights we enjoy online and offline.

EDITORIAL| A different kind of assault

EDITORIAL| A different kind of assault

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Jun 06, 2017

Approximately 26 million children trooped to major public and some private schools during the opening of classes today nationwide. But the annual event did not hog the headlines as it would normally do. This, as the country was gripped with the attack by a lone gunman at the elite Resorts World Manila last dawn Friday. Foremost in the minds of the many was the question whether the attack was a terrorist assault grave enough to precipitate a martial law declaration nationwide, and graver still, that it would impede the school opening today.

STATEMENT| No To Terrorism, Yes to Just Peace

STATEMENT| No To Terrorism, Yes to Just Peace

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Jun 06, 2017

No To Terrorism, Yes To Just Peace is a broad alliance of peace advocates based in the education sector. We are calling on our fellow citizens to take a firm stand against terrorism by struggling for just peace.

STATEMENT| Marawi, Martial Law and moving on

STATEMENT| Marawi, Martial Law and moving on

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May 30, 2017

The Ateneo de Davao University condemns the violence and terrorism that victimized Marawi City. It was perpetrated by an extremist group that uses murder, hatred and destruction to propagate its ideology of religious intolerance. This violence is not confined to Marawi but increasingly threatens all the peoples of Mindanao-Sulu.

STATEMENT| CBCP: We need men and women of peace

STATEMENT| CBCP: We need men and women of peace

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May 28, 2017

This is what we ask of the negotiators on both sides of the table. Do not be afraid to take the bold steps that alone can bring peace. Intransigence is not strength. Humility is. That one has stood one’s ground is not necessarily the best that can be said of anyone. That he has sown the seeds of peace is to say of a person that he is blessed!