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Martial Law extension, military’s free hand in persecuting the legal left

Martial Law extension, military’s free hand in persecuting the legal left

TACLOBAN CITY — Bayan Eastern Visayas condemns the strongest term the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao for the whole year of 2018. “It is alarming for the joint legislative…

TD ‘Urduja’ maintains strength as it moves towards Bicol region

TD ‘Urduja’ maintains strength as it moves towards Bicol region

MANILA, 13Dec2017 — Tropical depression “Urduja” has maintained its strength and heads towards the Bicol Region, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. The state weather agency…

Albay, Sorsogon suspend classes as TD Urduja nears

Albay, Sorsogon suspend classes as TD Urduja nears

By Connie Destura LEGAZPI CITY, 13Dec2017 — The Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has suspended classes in preschool and elementary across the province for Thursday, December…

PNP arrests columnist in Ilocos

PNP arrests columnist in Ilocos

By Raymund B. Villanueva MANILA, Philippines, 12Dec2017 — A human rights worker, environmentalist and columnist of a regional newspaper in northern Luzon has been arrested by the Philippine National Police…

Low-Pressure Area spotted off Mindanao

Low-Pressure Area spotted off Mindanao

By Lily Ramos MANILA — The weather bureau is monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) estimated 450 kilometers east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical…

New chief takes over army’s 9th ID in Bicol

New chief takes over army’s 9th ID in Bicol

By Mar Serrano LEGAZPI CITY — Brig. Gen. Danilo Chad Isleta is the newly installed commanding general of the Army’s 9th Infantry Division (ID) in Camp Elias Angeles, Barangay San…

Resist the Erosion of our Basic Human and Democratic Rights

Resist the Erosion of our Basic Human and Democratic Rights

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Resist the Erosion of our Basic Human and Democratic Rights #HumanRightDay2017…

Youth’s call for justice to strengthen amid gov’t harassment, killings

Youth’s call for justice to strengthen amid gov’t harassment, killings

MANILA — The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) slams Duterte government Sunday, International Human Rights Day, for cases of harassment and death threats towards student leaders and…

A Statement of Concern on the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation

A Statement of Concern on the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation

As December 10, International Human Rights Day nears, we decry the continuing deterioration of human rights in our country. On top of the premeditated killings by police officers of defenseless…

LODI Statement: Our name is our call

LODI Statement: Our name is our call

December 10, 2017 Freedom of expression and freedom of the press are among the most important basic rights enshrined in the Philippine Constitution. These civil liberties are also the best…