I read in the Sunday paper that there is a fairly recent movie out there on martial law. It was screened in a few commercial establishments in late May, and is directed by Lav Diaz. I have not seen the film but I encourage those who will have access to it to do so. In the tragedy of our times, I feel that it is important for entertainment to mirror social realities to motivate the people into action and resist injustice. The film is aptly entitled Panahon ng Halimaw. I heard some establishments refused to have it shown for political reasons.
If we think that President Donald Trump, for the United States, scored over Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un, for North Korea, in their historic meeting in Singapore last June 12, 2018, maybe we should think again.
It is both disappointing and frustrating that the Duterte regime has unilaterally cancelled the scheduled start of the stand-down ceasefire on June 21 and the resumption of formal talks in the peace negotiations in Oslo a week later on June 28.
The State shall pursue an independent foreign policy. In its relations with other states, the paramount consideration shall be national sovereignty, territorial integrity, national interest, and the right to self-determination. – Section 7. Article II. DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES AND STATE POLICIES, 1987 Constitution.
We welcome the recent announcement of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on the resumption of the formal peace negotiations before the end of June. Both panels also deserve recognition for their fortitude to iron-out issues stalling the negotiations during the back-channel talks.
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance is one with the Benguet Peace and Order Council (PPOC) in denouncing the deceitful recruitment activities by the mercenary group Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army-Cordillera Bodong Administration (CPLA-CBA) in the province. CPLA is known for its notorious track record of human rights violations in the region.
Five months since the Duterte administration implemented the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, its effects have started trickling down to the everyday lives of thousands of workers and people from different sectors.
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.
Human rights group Karapatan-Cagayan Valley said troops from the 86th IBPA violated International Humanitarian Law violations during military operations in Jones and Echague, Isabela Province.
Two people were buried alive this afternoon, June 13 when a portion of Sandico Street, Barangay Salud Mitra collapsed into an area excavated for the construction of a building dragging along the makeshift office of FC Laranang Construction.
By SHERWIN DE VERA www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The head prelates of the Diocese of Baguio and the Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe …
BAGUIO CITY — Members of the Palina Indigenous Peoples Community Association (PIPCA) urged President Rodrigo Duterte and Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu to endorse the immediate passage of House Bill 4387. The bill, authored by Benguet Representative Ronald Cosalan intends to declare Kibungan town a mining free zone.