The urgent need to enhance cybersecurity

The increasing reliance on the digital world prompts the nation to enhance its cybersecurity programs. Despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of it, there is an urgent need for better cybersecurity measures. At present, cyberattacks come in several forms, targeting different kinds of data and vulnerabilities. Among these forms are malware, phishing, man-in-the-middle attack, zero-day… Continue reading The urgent need to enhance cybersecurity

Commentary | Pro-active doable measures to protect and save lives of prisoners

Kapatid seeks to join hands with you all to continue pressing government agencies for expedient, positive, humanitarian action for the benefit of prisoners, including political prisoners, amid the continuing pandemic. Tao rin sila, may karapatang makaligtas sa pandemya. By FIDES LIM Kapatid Spokesperson Just last week, two political prisoners died within two days. On May… Continue reading Commentary | Pro-active doable measures to protect and save lives of prisoners

End the Nakba now

By PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL Reposted by Bulatlat.com Palestine is under siege. Since Monday, Israeli airstrikes have hammered Gaza without relief, decimating homes, workplaces and media offices. As of Thursday, Israel had killed over 109 Palestinians, including 27 children, as the number of wounded soared to 580. A ground invasion is now underway. Earlier in the week,… Continue reading End the Nakba now

On the ‘radicalization’ of Philippine politics: A preliminary response

Screengrab from video where a cockroach lands on Duterte in the middle of his speech. Now, what Duterte is essentially doing is to favor one oligarch over another. And this is no different to what Ferdinand Marcos did during his dictatorial regime, when he simply favored one faction of crony oligarchs over another faction of… Continue reading On the ‘radicalization’ of Philippine politics: A preliminary response

“Hmm, now where should I put – er – FIND the grenade?”

ILLUSTRATION AND TEXT BY DEE AYROSO Where does the police usually find “concrete evidence” against the activists they arrest? Police has been serving simultaneous before-sunrise search warrants since Oplan Sauron 2018, and this has resulted in mass arrests, worse, “nanlaban” deaths of activists. Curiously, police serving a search warrant has recently yielded a standard output:… Continue reading “Hmm, now where should I put – er – FIND the grenade?”

OPINION | Covid-19: Militarism and big money trampling humanity

The Covid-19 spectre, vaccine mania, deceptive remedial schemes and brutal, anti-people pandemic responses created by militarism and big money have shoved by the wayside pro-people, more sensible and a wider range of prevention and treatment strategies to address the pandemic. By ROMEO F. QUIJANO Professor(Ret.), College of Medicine University of the Philippines Manila The Covid-19… Continue reading OPINION | Covid-19: Militarism and big money trampling humanity