The media workers, notably those immersed in the community media including alternative, grassroots-based and advocacy journalism, are part of the communal force of the working class.
What happened in Kidapawan was utterly ugly. The turn of events further exposes the current administration’s neglect on our people’s right to food, what is uglier is that those who feed this nation cannot eat.
The elections that just passed, for all the rewarding feelings it has rendered me and multi-million others for catapulting Mayor Rody Duterte to the Presidency, is still unacceptable as a “democratic” political exercise.
The elections are almost over and we expect a symbolic turnaround in power hours from now.
Mayor Digong Duterte speaks from the podium of the people’s aspirations. His campaign slogan “Tapang at Malasakit” is just what the poor masses of the people has waited for all these years they have been cast aside in the periphery of oligarchic governance.
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP)*, the largest ecumenical formation of church leaders in the country today, call on the people to vote for peace.
At this final phase of the Election campaigns, Malacañang unleashed its most ferocious pet dog – a Mad Dog named Antonio Trillanes, whose ever dangling tongue is continuously dripping with the venom of fantasy tales and lies.
The pre-2016 elections period may be the most monitored in terms of controversies and black propaganda, and marred with malevolence and gendered discourses. Mind you the May 9, 2016 elections may turn to be the most awaited, legendary and historic.
The media is indeed an arena of struggle. As a political and economically-driven social institution, it provides a space for the production of multiple viewpoints of diverse fields of interest.
“What do you say when Mary Jane’s youngest 6 year old son pulls you aside and coyly whispers in a bashful tone: “Atorni, iuwi nyo na nanay ko ah”? ( “Attorney, please bring my mother back home already, ok? “)