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
Statement of support of the Assumption College of Davao on the reappointment of progressive cabinet members
The right to housing is a universally acknowledged human right and a basic social condition to ensure an adequate standard of living.
When will the Duterte government learn that all-out war solves nothing but instead only heightens the resolve of the poor, deprived and oppressed Filipinos to further advance the struggle for justice, human rights and lasting peace?
Duterte’s backtracking is easily remedied. He and his government should demonstrate the political will to push through legislation to protect the rights of the country’s LGBT population, starting with same-sex marriage.
Will Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop deploy her warm smile or her famous “death stare” when she meets Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte in his hometown of Davao City on the southern island of Mindanao? Surely, Duterte – the instigator of a “drug war” that has killed more than 7,000 people in seven months – is worthy only of the latter.
To be poor, uneducated and jobless are red flags for the authority and that add to the growing insecurity most of the people feel.
On Thursday, 2 March, Jimboy Tapdasan Pesadilla was contacted by a neighbour to go to his parents’ house urgently. When he got to the house, he found several neighbours outside the house and a team of police inside, taking pictures. His father and mother had both been shot dead.
For us indigenous people, water resources like rivers play a crucial part in our communities’ survival and are integral to our culture and identity.