When we think of death and what comes after, we often only think about how we grieve and seek closure, of how our loved ones are in a better place, of finding solace in beliefs. But death is also highly political, and for victims of state violence these personal processes become entangled with social processes of pursuing justice, contesting “official” narratives, and going against the full weight of governmental powers that can still control us long after we have left this world.
The strongly-worded statement started with a biblical call, thus: “Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, I will protect them from those who malign them.” (Psalms 12:5)
“The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail;…
Recently, a student political organization at the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) was called out on social media for misquoting an article by a faculty member of UP Cebu in the organization’s official statement about the recent attack on the Haran evacuation center. ADDU’s PIGLASAPAT took down their statement and apologized to Prof. Regletto Imbong after the latter posted on both Facebook and Twitter about what he called as a ‘misrepresentation’ of his study, or “at worst, a lack of genuine scholarship.”
When our doctors and health experts tell us that prevention is better than cure, they mean it. While others might think they would only lead us to getting health insurance policies or the like, we are left to doubt it.
One of Holland’s most well-known historical figures is Anne Frank, the young diarist who, because she and her family were Jewish, were forced into hiding during the Second World War.
One thing that no amount of intimidation can break is the unbending spirit of brotherhood among some 500 aggrieved evacuees at the sanctuary of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines who have long suffered being displaced from their ancestral lands.
The recent program of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDa) through its so-called Mindanao Organic Rice Council exposes the outright bankruptcy of this government in terms of Rice sufficiency.
You folks heard of the “blinking guy” meme? I literally made that incredulous face when I read that a member…
It’s people’s unity galvanized by a common aspiration for freedom, peace and justice that would really determine our destiny in this world.