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PHOTO STORY | Land and struggle in Maguindanao


The bloodbath in Mamasapano, Maguindanao once again brought to media (and therefore 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 […]

Larawan | Mamamayan ng Mindanao nangangalampag sa Maynila


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 […]

Audio Slideshow | People’s SONA 2014

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Images of the people’s true State of the Nation Address. Taken on July 28, 2014 by JL Burgos.

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


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, […]

Dispatches from Leyte: From Ruin to Resilience

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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


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 […]

Bj Patiño | Vanished Lives, Remembered Moments

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Macky Macaspac | Fading Memories

Macky Macaspac | Fading Memory

This is the story of Sugar, who has fading memories of his father, Gabriel, and grandfather, Rogelio. Both Gabriel and Rogelio Calubad were abducted by military elements on June 2006. (2011)

Marc Talampas | A Son’s Struggle

Marc Talampas | A Son's Struggle

June 26, 2006 turned out to be an eventful day for Gloria Soco. While on her way to see her ailing father, the van that she was in was forced to a stop by five other vehicles carrying armed men somewhere in Camarines Norte. She and her four companions were then handcuffed, blindfolded and made […]

Mon Mamaril | Bakas

Mon Mamaril | Lydia de Castro

Isinilang at lumaki sa Kalye Ilang-Ilang sa Pandacan, Maynila si Lydia Laborera de Castro — sa isang payak na bahay na magiging tahanan sa kanyang pamilya at kanlungan ng mga aktibista ng kanilang panahon. Dito nagsasagawa noon ng mga pagpupulong ang kanyang asawang si Saulo de Castro noong unang bahagi ng dekada ‘80, para sa […]


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