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Statements: On Prof. Gill Boehringer

“The detention and imminent deportation of Professor Gill Boehringer to Australia proves yet again President Rodrigo Duterte’s intent to silence the voices of international human rights defenders for the Philippines”, said George Kotsakis, Chairperson of Migrante Australia.

Weekly Reflections: Ate Henie: a servant of God and of the People

Many would call her Ate Henie, but she is more than an Ate to my wife Pearl and I; she is a mother to us in many ways than one. I was still a young seminary student at Union Theological Seminary (UTS) when I first met her. She was then serving as a Kindergarten Teacher in an early childhood school on campus.

Commentary: Beyond politics: The Social Functions of Protest

On the 23rd, Monday, Typhoon Jocie, who had been dumping bodies of rains in Luzon (especially Central and Northern Luzon) over the weekend made a needed exit. Perhaps used clothes have been piling in every house corner; spin dryers have become a gift and laundry shops confused about having to go to work and peeking at the prospect of profits. It was also on the 23rd that what was already expected to be an eventful day in national politics became even more striking when Gloria Arroyo, who over a decade ago said Hello to Garci, said Hello (even with the audio system off) to the seat of the House Speaker.

Weekly Reflections: Theology of Fatherhood

The Third Sunday of June is celebrated in our country as Father’s Day. Other countries, however, celebrate Father’s Day on different dates, which would remind us that remembering our fathers should not be once a year only, but rather throughout the whole year, every moment of our lives.

Arroyo lawyer is new presidential adviser for NL

BAGUIO CITY – Malacañang has appointed Attorney Raul Lambino as the new Presidential Adviser for Northern Luzon on June 6. The office is directly under the President and equivalent to the rank of a cabinet member.

All That Fits: Pananglagip – Rafael Marcus Bangit

In one of the many tributes to Rafael Markus Bangit in June 2006, Carol Galvez read a speech (that flowed like a poem) written in honor of human rights defender Shirin Ebadi. “For the man who is all man” she said. That day it was for Makoy, pangat and activist elder.

Ina Tannao, a Cordillera pangat and warrior

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BONTOC, Mountain Province —Today, May 31, Petra “Ina Tannao” Macliing, a pioneering indigenous woman leader who stood against …