Photos | Never too old to protest

February 2, 2016

Our lolos and lolas, the senior citizen pensioners of the Social Security System, are up in arms, demanding a P2,000 pension hike that the President vetoed. Photos taken by photojournalist Jo A. Santos during the gathering of pensioners and their supporters to assert #SSSPensionHikeNow


We dream of peace: Life at the Tandag refugee camp

October 17, 2015

More than a month into their evacuation from their communities in Lianga, Surigao del Sur after three of their leaders were murdered by government-sanctioned paramilitary groups, the Lumad bakwit long to return home and live in peace. Multi-awarded photojournalist Raymond Panaligan photographed their plight and struggles.


Photos | Pagbakwit ng Lumad sa Lianga–noon at ngayon

September 8, 2015

Maraming beses nang nagbabakwit (evacuate) ang mga Lumad ng Sityo Han-ayan at iba pang karatig na lugar sa Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Pero kasinghirap pa rin ng unang pagkakataon ang kanilang dinaranas ngayon. Narito ang ilang larawan ng bagong pagbakwit ng mga Lumad ng Lianga, gayundin ang lumang larawan ng pagbabalik nila sa kanilang lugar noong 2009.


Land and struggle in Maguindanao

February 19, 2015

  The bloodbath in Mamasapano, Maguindanao once again brought to public attention the armed struggle being waged by various revolutionary, Bangsamoro groups for more than a century now. Philippine senators, in their own inquiry, and riding on a wave of Islamophobia and anti-Moro sentiment, questioned the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)’s description of itself as a […]


Larawan | Mamamayan ng Mindanao nangangalampag sa Maynila

November 28, 2014

Pagkai’t kapayapaan. Ito ang simpleng hiling ng mga mamamayan ng Mindanao na kinatawan ng mahigit 300 Lumad at iba pang kalahok sa Manilakbayan ng Mindanao. Naglakbay sila mula sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng Mindanao patungong Kamaynilaan para isapubliko ang kalagayan ng libu-libong mamamayan na napapasailalim sa teror ng iba’t ibang yunit ng militar. Target din […]


PHOTO ESSAY | ‘We will defend our land and culture, even with our primitive weapons’

May 29, 2014

Photojournalist Boy Bagwis, on May 13 to 15, joined the national fact-finding and humanitarian mission to investigate the displacement of more than a thousand Manobos in Talaingod, Davao del Norte due to heavy military presence and intimidation. The Talaingod Manobos, according to anthropologists, are one of the least accessible (to lowlanders) indigenous groups in Mindanao, […]

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Dispatches from Leyte: From Ruin to Resilience

February 14, 2014

Everything seems frozen in place. Every tree, branch, every root sticking out from the ground, stretches out toward an unseen horizon as though reaching for a sun that will never come, or shine as bright as it once did.  The trees are twisted out of true, like the bodies in the bags that used to […]


#ForwardMarch: Pasulong na martsa ng kilusang kontra-pork barrel

September 15, 2013

Mas maliit man kaysa sa naunang pagtitipon noong Agosto 26, malakas pa ring inirehistro ng humigit-kumulang 15,000 katao sa Luneta ang paglaban sa pork barrel.  Hindi ipinagbawal, bagkus ay hinimok pa, ng mga organisador ng #ForwardMarch ang pagdadala ng mga plakard, banners, streamers, watawat, effigy at kung anu-ano pang porma ng biswal na protesta. May mataimtim […]