Struggles

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE CHOKEHOLD OF IRON FISTS

Kapatid NCR | February 21, 2022

For the past 5 years, Filipinos have been living at gunpoint; one wrong move and you’ll never see the light of day. The government instigating a culture of terror throughout the country is proof that they aim to crush the nation until its last blood drops. In a nutshell, the key characteristics of the state […]

Duterte’s War against the Labor Sector

February 18, 2022

Forming trade unions or any form of workers’ organization in the Philippines has always been difficult for workers. And it has become more challenging through the years with the reign of impunity and state terrorism. Efforts from both the employers and state elements have also escalated, making organizing among workers, more difficult and risky. 

Declaration of Persona Non Grata Will Not Silence Indigenous Peoples’ Struggle Against Discrimination and Social Inequity

Rhoda Dalang | January 30, 2022

“We are being asked by the soldiers to take out the water works system.” Mobile phone call from barangay A “We can conduct the feasibility study by ourselves, you need not come so the soldiers will not know.”  Recommended option by barangay B “Can we install the project under the name of a villager instead of our […]

I-Apayaos Continuing Resistance to Defend Ancestral Lands

TAKDER | January 30, 2022

The campaign of the i-Apayaos to prevent the construction of the dams continues despite the manipulative tactics of the corporation. The people continue their resistance despite the bias of government agencies towards the company, despite their supposed mandates to serve the interest of the indigenous peoples and affected communities. I-Apayaos remain resolute even if military forces have been mobilized and the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict has Red-tagged known elders and leaders.

The struggle of SIKKAD K3 continues

Casey Cruz and Shirley Songalia | January 17, 2022

After the series of typhoons and terror that rampaged Kasiglahan Village, Brgy. San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal, their community remains steadfast. Danger zone, death zone, pabahay with illegal occupants or whatever others call it, the Kasiglahan Village will always be a home for members of SIKKAD K3 — full of hope and aspirations for genuine social change with favorable conditions for the marginalized.

Maysapang Resident’s face the plague of demolition in Metro Manila

Concerned Students for Justice and Peace | January 14, 2022

On the high street glamor of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, it covers the threatening demolition in Brgy. Ususan, Maysapang to leave the residents homeless. Even as the Philippines enforce quarantine protocols, evictions in slum areas have been progressively rising. The violent pulling down of dwellings, often known as “demolitions,” is typical in urban poor […]

Nagpapatuloy ang laban ng SIKKAD K3

Casey Cruz and Shirley Songalia | January 14, 2022

Matapos ang serye ng bagyo at teror na humagupit sa Kasiglahan Village, Brgy. San Jose, Rodriguez Rizal, nananatili pa ring nakatindig ang kanilang komunidad. Danger zone, death zone, pabahay o kung ano pang itawag ng iba, para sa mga nanay, tatay, anak at pamilyang naninirahan sa pabahay, ang Kasiglahan ay tahanan – ang bawat araw ay puno ng pag-asa at mapanlabang diwa.

Resistance more than resilience

Rius Valle | January 14, 2022

The Duterte regime have also caused the greatest number of incidents of forcible evacuation and displacement of national minorities especially in Mindanao in comparison to previous administration. The imposition of martial law in Mindanao, the establishment of National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) along with the Executive Order 70 or the “Whole of the Nation Approach” have caused the rise of forced and fake surrenders among over 20,000 civilians mostly indigenous peoples and farmers. 

Sugar workers in the Philippines endure two ‘dead seasons’ under Duterte

Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura | January 13, 2022

They had survived the 14-year martial law rule of the Marcos dictatorship. They will make sure that in the coming May presidential elections, no Marcos or Duterte will pluck the highest positions in the land, lest dictatorship and tyranny reign all over again in the country. 

In Defense of Manila Bay’s Humble Protein

January 7, 2022

As a result, fisherfolk developed a stronger stand on issues that primarily affect their livelihood. Moreover, the fisherfolks who have been part of the campaign gave stronger commitment to their mass organizations. Their voices have been amplified in the broader public and international networks and advocacies.