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Support ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal, defend press freedom

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The People’s Alternative Media Network expressed full support to ABS-CBN’s renewal of franchise, which is set to expire in March.

Braganza: CASER is treasonous? Wow!

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Veteran GRP Peace Negotiator and former DAR Secretary Hernani Braganza denied allegations made by former military officials serving under the Duterte cabinet that the GRP Panel failed to consult other government agencies for the CASER draft and the document is “treasonous.”

NDFP: Esperon and Galvez out to sabotage talks by attacking CASER

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NDFP says Esperon and Galvez intentionally muddle the NDFP’s unilateral draft version of the CASER with the negotiated and mutually agreed CASER that the peace talks will produce. They maliciously diminish and vilify the progress that the peace talks have made to sabotage this and give way to their narrow-minded hawkish militarism, the NDFP added.

Disastrous disaster capitalism

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What this is, in simple terms, is disaster capitalism: the commodification of crisis in order to generate greater profits. What others would call “supply and demand” is actually sellers preying on fear, anxiety, and sometimes even safety in order to generate profit.

How the legal system is used to attack political dissenters

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"The police and military have mastered the art of preparing false documents to justify the filing of fabricated charges."

Militarizing the civilian bureaucracy for suppressing dissent

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The counterinsurgency policy is not only targeted against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) but against perceived supporters or any groups standing in the way of the administration’s political and economic interests.

How the US meddled with PH gov’t war versus its own people

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With all its pretensions for peace and development, Duterte’s counterinsurgency is brutal to the core.

Human rights work as a vocation

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“There were times when she thought of taking a break, but in the end, her heart stays with the masses that she serves.”

Philippines ranked as deadliest for land rights activists

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Regional Advocacy Group PAN Asia Pacific ranks the Philippines as the deadliest country for land rights activists after documenting 50 land activists killed in the country out of 108 worldwide this year.

Lam-ang: a story of leadership and self-realizations

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Although the characters and the main parts of the stories remain familiar, the musical Lam-ang is a reimagination of the famed hero and his epic battles. The play showcases a Lam-ang who was thrust into leadership, unprepared and how it caused the loss of his sense of purpose, as well as the reason for his downfall.

Ampatuan Massacre promulgation of verdict will be broadcast live – SC

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The High Court allowed two People’s Television cameras which other media outfits could hook into and limited number of reporters ho would not be allowed to bring their own cameras, smart phones and other video and audio recording equipment inside the courtroom.

Joma urges Duterte to undertake goodwill measures to revive talks

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Goodwill measures from President Rodrigo Duterte may be the ticket for the Government of the Republic of the Philippines to successfully revive formal peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, Jose Maria Sison said.

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2019 TOP STORY | Intensified attacks against democratic dissent

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Stories of attacks against activists and people’s organizations ranging from red-tagging, filing of trumped-up charges, arrests, and murder filled our news site in 2019, demonstrating the worsening human rights situation in Northern Luzon.

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Global Action Against War with Iran in Baguio City

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Baguio activists led the Global Action Against War with Iraq in the Philippines' Summer Capital to condemn the US war of aggression in Iran and other parts of the world. The group also called on the Philippine government not to get involved with the matter and pursue an independent foreign policy.

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