Archive for the ‘State of Emergency’ Category

DISASTER AID  in the time of super typhoons like Yolanda has fortuitously flowed richly, quickly, and from a bounty of donors without fail to assist Filipino families and communities in need. On parallel stream, public funds devoted to relief,...

THE STRONGEST thus far in the world’s recent history, super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ exacted horrendously tragic numbers of death and destruction across 36 provinces (39 cities, 343 towns, 1,741 barangays) – or more than a third of the 80 provinces of...

IN what must have been his most scathing rebuke yet, Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran today delivered a privilege speech before the House of Representatives, assailing government authorities on his "illegal arrest and detention." Beltran, who has been held...

THE Supreme Court today ordered the justice department to dismiss the rebellion case against six progressive party-list representatives and their co-accused, including alleged communist leaders and renegade soldiers, who allegedly conspired in a...

DISAPPOINTED by the government's "inability" to allow the release of Anakpawis party-list Representative Crispin Beltran, supporters of the labor leader yesterday vowed to step up campaigns for his freedom. Team Unity senatorial candidate Joker Arroyo...

TWENTY-ONE years after Edsa, the country is still mired in poverty and the rule of law, public accountability, and the basic rules of governance continue to be set aside, a group of political analysts and human rights lawyers said. Talking at a forum...

THE International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) recently declared that 2006 was a “year of tragedy for the world's media” as the number of journalists and media staff killed “reached historic levels with at least 155 murders, assassinations, and...