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 […]
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 InequityRhoda 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 […]
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.
Continuing livelihood remains a gamble for the farmers because on top of the natural risks and calamities involved in crop production, market demands controlled by transnational agri-corporations favor imported varieties, which are hard competition for the farmers’ local crops. The influx of imported agricultural products is enabled by government neoliberal policy such as the Rice Tariffication Law, dragging down the price of palay (10 pesos per kilo at the lowest), further hurting the local rice and crops industry, and pushing farmers into debt and misery.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.