On Independence Day, Filipinos want to be free from Duterte’s ‘subservience to China’

  By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – As the country commemorates Independence Day, Filipino progressives said they have had enough of only seeing it on paper when in reality, freedom has been scant if not trampled upon under the Duterte administration. In a statement, former Supreme Court Justice and 1Sambayan Convenor Antonio Carpio… Continue reading On Independence Day, Filipinos want to be free from Duterte’s ‘subservience to China’

‘We deserve better’ | Groups have had enough of Duterte

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — “We deserve better.” These were the words of Casey Ann Cruz, daughter of a Filipino nurse who died of the dreaded COVID-19 last year. Cruz was among those who joined the online launch of the Duterte Wakasan Movement today, June 3. The movement, composed of church leaders,… Continue reading ‘We deserve better’ | Groups have had enough of Duterte

Groups decry ‘shameless, stomach-churning’ politicking while poor still get no aid

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – With the proposed aid for displaced workers and poor families still far from getting the presidential nod, allies of the administration in the Lower House have been pushing to open up the country’s resources to the plunder of big, foreign powers and to perpetuate Duterte’s rule. Describing… Continue reading Groups decry ‘shameless, stomach-churning’ politicking while poor still get no aid

2022 national elections | Will the opposition wield enough strength to frustrate Duterte’s camp?

The coalition believes that national election is important to bring change that the people wanted. But change is the most abused word mouthed by politicians so how is the coalition different? Would their candidates give the Filipino people the “change” they have been longing for? By BULATLAT STAFF MANILA – “The Filipino people deserve a… Continue reading 2022 national elections | Will the opposition wield enough strength to frustrate Duterte’s camp?

Bayanihan 3: Why the ‘ayuda for all’ bill must advance

Women workers demand cash aid to tide them over during this crisis. (Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat) With practically all House members – except Duterte’s son and a few die-hard Duterte lawmakers – co-authoring the measure, Bayanihan 3 brags the unprecedented and massive support of different lawmakers who crossed party lines. The political reasons… Continue reading Bayanihan 3: Why the ‘ayuda for all’ bill must advance

Filipino nurses want better leadership to deal with pandemic response

Screenshot from 1Sambayan forum on health workers “This is a matter of survival to us, because we need to bring back good governance,” said retired Associate Justice Antonio Carpio. By AMALYN A. ANACIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — A group of Filipino nurses said they will support candidates who will offer a good platform on the pandemic… Continue reading Filipino nurses want better leadership to deal with pandemic response

#DuterteResign call continues to grow online

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Support for the #DuterteResign online petition is exponentially increasing five days after it was launched. As of 2:29 p.m., today, April 20, nearly 63,000 people have already signed the petition. Among the personalities who signed the petition include artist Angeli Bayani; mother and daughter Pia and Saab… Continue reading #DuterteResign call continues to grow online

Groups call for Duterte’s resignation over ‘inefficient leadership’

Screenshot of the online petition. “We do not need a leader who fuels fear or division. We need one who can unite all Filipinos of various beliefs in this one big fight to save the nation. Duterte is not this leader. He has done too much damage to our people. He will never change. He… Continue reading Groups call for Duterte’s resignation over ‘inefficient leadership’

CPP calls for unity against Chinese military aggressors

A youth activist protesting Chinese incursions into Philippine territory. (Anakbayan photo) “[The CPP] calls on all forces, from the mass-based democratic forces to the conservative political oppositions as well as elements within the ruling regime and in the military and police forces, to exert all effort to assert the country’s sovereign rights and drive away… Continue reading CPP calls for unity against Chinese military aggressors