In commemoration of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30, the groups’ renewed the call for justice for the 1,900 desaparecidos, from the Marcos dictatorship to Marcos Jr’s administration, including women’s rights advocate Elgene Mungcal and Anakpawis organizer Maria Elena Pampoza.
As an alternative media organization, Bulatlat has published stories since 2001 that seek “to reflect the people’s views and stand on issues that affect their lives and their future.”
The Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted 16 individuals including four nuns from the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) and a lawyer for allegedly providing funds to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army.
In their separate reports, both Altermidya and News5 flagged the dangers of baseless accusations such as red-tagging, which was also stressed by the UP President’s Advisory Council itself in a statement.
The authors issued a joint statement defending their works as translation of human experiences.
A week after a fire gutted a community in Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, last August 3, about 200 affected families not only feel crammed in modular tents, but also feel options are narrow for their future.
Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte wore a traditional attire of a Davao indigenous tribe during Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s State of the Nation Address.
Two days after Marcos Jr.’s SONA, Sandugo, an alliance of national minorities, with Cullamat as their spokesperson, said they are “open to all those who wish to borrow their clothing, but they should also recognize [the national minorities’] rights and struggles.”
Two Lumad (indigenous people) brothers were arrested by the Davao City police after attending a protest rally held at the Freedom Park along Roxas Boulevard Monday afternoon, July 25.
A volunteer Lumad teacher of the Tribal Filipino Program of Surigao del Sur was arrested on July 17 by the Philippine National Police in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur for allegedly participating in an ambush.