Protesters hurdle police blockades to denounce Duterte’s ‘Marcos-level corruption, tyranny’

A youth protester joins the commemoration of Martial Law at Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila, Sept. 21. (Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat) By EMILY VITAL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Mao Hermitanio’s face was wet and red when she reached Liwasang Bonifacio this afternoon, Sept. 21, the 49th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. She and… Continue reading Protesters hurdle police blockades to denounce Duterte’s ‘Marcos-level corruption, tyranny’

Political prisoners who fought dictators then and now

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL and JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Graphics by Jannela Paladin Bulatlat.com MANILA — As the country commemorates the imposition of martial law in the Philippines by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the return of the Marcoses, and the plans of the Duterte administration to stay in power beyond 2022 loom. In… Continue reading Political prisoners who fought dictators then and now

My channel, my rules? The dictator’s son’s attempts at whitewashing the horrors of martial law

Fact checked by DAWN CECILIA PEÑA, REIN TARINAY, JANNELA PALADIN, KENT GALIDO, AND JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Following the controversial online interview of the son and namesake of the late dictator, Bulatlat revisited the YouTube vlog of former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his apparent attempts of whitewashing the horrors of martial law. Today, the… Continue reading My channel, my rules? The dictator’s son’s attempts at whitewashing the horrors of martial law

Another peoples’ lawyer killed in Mindanao

Photo from Atty. Juan Macababbad’s Facebook account By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Another peoples’ lawyer was killed Wednesday, Sept. 15. Lawyer Juan Macababbad, Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) vice chairperson and member of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyer (NUPL), was shot by two gunmen in front of his residence… Continue reading Another peoples’ lawyer killed in Mindanao

‘Overwhelming support’ for ICC probe against Duterte may lead to formal investigation

Graphics by Gabryelle Dumalag / Bulatlat By DAWN CECILIA PEÑA Bulatlat.com MANILA – A group of human rights lawyers in the Philippines said that the “overwhelming support” that the International Criminal Court received from approximately 1,530 individual victims and 1,050 families who fell victims of the government’s “war on drugs” may lead to a formal… Continue reading ‘Overwhelming support’ for ICC probe against Duterte may lead to formal investigation

More cases against youth groups junked for lack of evidence

“Certainly, no evidence was presented showing that Anakbayan is the recruiting arm of or somehow connected to the CPP-NPA.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) dismissed another complaint filed by the police and a parent of an activist against Anakbayan leaders for lack of probable cause. In a… Continue reading More cases against youth groups junked for lack of evidence

Rights groups hail dismissal of charges against UCCP pastor

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) lauded the dismissal of trumped-up charges against church leader Pastor Dan Balucio. “We laud the Honorable Court’s decision to side with the truth and justice. This shows that such ridiculous charges against Pastor Balucio and other church workers… Continue reading Rights groups hail dismissal of charges against UCCP pastor

Police arrest 8 Dumagat farmers in Rizal

The recent operations in Rodriguez are the latest in a series of intensified crackdown operations under the Duterte administration. In Rodriguez, Kasiglahan Village has been the target of intensified police and military surveillance following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – State forces intensified their operations in Rizal… Continue reading Police arrest 8 Dumagat farmers in Rizal

Kin of drug war victims want 2022 elections free of Duterte

Graphics by Gabryelle Dumalag / Bulatlat By GABRYELLE DUMALAG Bulatlat.com MANILA — Families of victims of the drug war are up in arms over what appears to be a means for the Duterte administration to perpetuate itself beyond 2022 with their political party recently expressing support for Sen. Christopher Go and President Rodrigo Duterte’s bid… Continue reading Kin of drug war victims want 2022 elections free of Duterte

Defense chief ‘escaping institutional accountability’ with UP-DND accord junking – DefendUP

(Graphics by Luisa Sandoval / Bulatlat) By LUISA SANDOVAL Bulatlat.com MANILA — A network of members of the UP community and supporters said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was “escaping institutional accountability” when he said that the accord which prohibits the military and police forces from entering the university grounds will never be restored under the… Continue reading Defense chief ‘escaping institutional accountability’ with UP-DND accord junking – DefendUP