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Statements: Condemning the brazen murder of Davao del Norte publisher

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemns the brazen murder of Dennis Denora, publisher and columnist of the community paper Trends and Times and an officer of the Davao Region Multi-media Group, who was shot dead by still unidentified killers near the wet market of Panabo City, Davao del Norte.

Statements: On the possible stand down orders for the AFP, NPA & the peace talks

The AFP makes it appear that they are mere passive actors and bystanders in the armed conflict when they say that they doubt the CPP-NPA’s ability to stand down and stop offensive operations. For peace advocates and human rights groups, the bigger concern right now – a major hindrance to peace – is the intensifying AFP operations against civilians. Communities continue to be militarized. Civilians are being rounded up and forced to “surrender” as NPA combatants. Activists are being arrested and slapped with trumped-up charges. Just recently, long-time union organizer Juan Alexander “Bob” Reyes was arrested in Quezon City for trumped-up charges filed in Agusan.

Youthspeak: Isang malaking kahibangan ang pahayag ng NEDA

Kaugnay ng pahayag ng National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA) na nakabubuhay ang 10, 000 pisong buwanang budget para sa pamilyang may 5 kasapi.Kasinungalingan, malayo sa aktwal na abang kalagayan ng mamamayan, at kawalang malasakit ang pagturan ng NEDA na sasapat ang Php10,000 sa loob ng isang buwan bilang budget ng isang pamilyang Pilipino.

Editorial: Better wages…? Anytime!

Under the present national economy, better wages for the Filipino is good anytime, and even for the nation’s economy. The Duterte administration …