Sowing the Seeds of Peace opposes the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao. Martial Law throws out the headways in the peace processes between the Philippine government, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Moro National Liberation Front, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
We need to reframe the Mindanao situation, rather than revive the inaccurate narratives and brutal formula of old.
GRP president Duterte can greatly help in moving the peace process forward by taking bold initiatives in the peace negotiations, just as he has been showing positive efforts at pursuing an independent foreign policy.
The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) extends its highest commendation to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Gina Lopez for her past 10 months of pursuing fearless and progressive environmental reforms under the rallying cry of social justice.
We cannot effectively fight poverty if we see the poor as lazy, uneducated, non-tax payers and thus, undeserving of public support. Often associated with criminal activities, they are shunned, unwanted.
* Human rights group Karapatan writes a letter to United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial/Arbitrary Executions Agnes Callamart on political…
Let us all join hands and support the peace talks as a viable way for justice and righteousness to reign in our land.
As a nation, we must create a more just society catered to the most vulnerable—and that is our children, because protecting our children, means ensuring a future with hope.
For this year’s International Day of the Landless, we at PCFS reiterate the calls for land for the farmers, farm workers, indigenous peoples and small-scale food producers of the world, for an end to killings, militarism and repression aimed at food sovereignty activists, and for the junking of mega-trade deals which monopoly-capitalists are trying to foist on the world.
Statement from the Assumption College of Davao on the 72nd birthday of President Rodrigo Duterte