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LETTER | We demand truth and accountability in the Mamasapano incident

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Forty-four members of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF), 18 Moro rebels and six civilians are dead. The Mindanao peace process is teetering on the brink with a possible escalation of the armed conflict. Our nation mourns while outrage spreads, as the highest government officials try to cover up events leading to the carnage. Nearly […]

Further Questions to Aquino Before His Speech Today

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Sa gitna ng kontrobersiya ukol sa madugong engkuwentro ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front at Special Action Force ng Philippine National Police sa Mamasapano, Maguindanao noong Enero 25, naghapag ng mahahalagang katanungan si Prop. Jose Maria Sison, tagapangulo ng International League of Peoples’ Struggle, ilang oras bago ang pahayag ni Pangulong Aquino sa telebisyon mamayang gabi. 1. Shall […]

LETTER & PHOTOS | Migrant rights advocates’ plea: ‘Pope of the Poor, Fight with Us’

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(Note: The following is the open letter of migrants and their families under Migrante International to Pope Francis I who is set to visit the country this January 2015. PW photos of Migrante’s protest action at Mendiola, Manila on the occasion of the International Migrants’ Day on Dec. 18 follow the letter.)   Pope of […]

Letter | Brace ourselves for ‘Typhoon Noynoy’

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Three years ago it was Sendong, then Pablo and Yolanda, now it’s Ruby. While a new super typhoon is getting closer to make a landfall in the Philippines, we, contingent of the Manilakbayan ng Mindanao, have already evacuated from our camp in Liwasang Bonifacio to different hospices offered by church people in Manila. We don’t […]

Open letter to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

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Less than two years remain of the Benigno S. Aquino presidency, and you have been with the Department of Justice for over four years. When you were appointed as Justice Secretary, from being Chair of the Commission on Human Rights, we entertained a glimmer of hope that human rights cases would move forward, despite the […]

LETTER | Assessment on Pope Francis’ one year papacy after His Easter message

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Pope Francis has captured the attention of millions including the international media with his simple and tradition-breaking lifestyle. A year after his election, the world including Christians and non-Christians are still studying the different changes he has started within the Vatican bureaucracy and the Vatican financial institutions. His pronouncements on the need of a Church […]

LETTER | Quest for Justice for Engr. Delle Bugarin Salvador

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We, the family of Engr. Fidela “Delle” Bugarin-Salvador grieve for the untimely death of the mother, a sister, and a wife, who was killed in Lacub, Abra, during the military operations of the 41st Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army (41st IBPA), on 4-6 September 2014. Adding insult to injury, the Northern Luzon Command, Philippine Army – […]

LETTER | Justice for Recca, Justice for Lacub

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Our grief remains without measure and no words can approximate the anguish that we feel with the death of our daughter, our sister, Recca Noelle M. Monte. Recca, 33, was a member of the New People’s Army in the Cordillera region. She died along with six other combatants and two civilians in the course of […]

LETTER | Luisita landgrabbers cited ‘labor-law compliant’ by DOLE

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What kind of message is the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz sending to the public in conferring unprecedented distinction to the Luisita Industrial Park – a hub widely-known to be part of the still dispute-ridden and controversial Hacienda Luisita estate? While it is up to the workers themselves in the Luisita […]

Open letter to Aquino, on 7th year of Jonas Burgos’ abduction

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April 27, 2014 Divine Mercy Sunday Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III The President of the Philippines Mr. President: Tomorrow, April 28, 2014, as we sadly commemorate the 7th anniversary of the abduction of Jonas, we recall how a few days before you were sworn in as President of the Republic of the Philippines, we were […]

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