A thousand Myles

March 25, 2018

Myles Albasin is one of six youths arrested in Mabinay, Negros Oriental and falsely accused of being armed guerrillas.

In Memory of Wendell ‘Ka Waquin’ Gumban

August 2, 2016

Wendell, or Waquin to his comrades, was a scholar of the people who left his petty-bourgeois life to serve oppressed workers and, later, landless peasants and indigenous people–as a guerrilla of the New People’s Army.

Infographic | Military attacks on Lumad community schools in Mindanao

June 25, 2015

Here is an alarming statistic: About 3,000 Lumad children have been denied of their right to education because of the Aquino administration’s counter-insurgency military offensives in Mindanao. And in the center of it all–along with the various units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, of course–is the Department of Education itself, with its Davao del Norte division leading […]

Dispatches: Walking in Fear in the Philippines

May 7, 2015

By Carlos Conde for Human Rights Watch In a country where extrajudicial executions by state security forces are a longstanding problem, potential victims take any threat seriously. So when farmers’ rights activist Eduardo Regidor noticed that three armed men were trailing him around Davao City last week, he sought refuge in the local offices of […]

Photos & Text | Fil-Ams have ‘no trust’ in Aquino

July 31, 2014

Filipino-American activists held protests across the United States of America during the week of Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address, pointing out that they have “no trust” in the Philippine president due to corruption. In a statement, Rhonda Ramiro, BAYAN USA Vice Chairperson said, “Corruption in the Philippines will never be eradicated while the […]

Albay cops forcibly accost Vince Casilihan, spokesperson of Karapatan-Bicol and staunce critic of the privatization of Albay Electric Cooperative or Aleco, yesterday, Feb. 24. Casilihan was arrested along with lawyer Bart Rayco, chairman of Aleco multi-sectoral Stakeholders’ Organization (Amsso) and a member of National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL-Bicol), Hernan Certeza of Kilusang Mayo Uno-Bicol, and Karl Anthony Canata of Youth Act Now at around 1:45 PM by around 30 police elements upon the order of P/Supt. Rommel De La Rama, Legazpi City PNP Chief of Police. Photo courtesy: VInce Casilihan

Citizen Photo | Protesters vs privatization of Albay electric coop arrested, manhandled

February 25, 2014

Albay cops forcibly accost Vince Casilihan (third from left), spokesperson of Karapatan-Bicol and staunce critic of the privatization of Albay Electric Cooperative or Aleco, yesterday, Feb. 24. Casilihan was arrested along with lawyer Bart Rayco, chairman of Aleco Multi-Sectoral Stakeholders’ Organization (Amsso) and a member of National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL-Bicol), Hernan Certeza of Kilusang Mayo Uno-Bicol, and Karl Anthony Canata of Youth Act Now at around 1:45 PM by around 30 police elements upon the order of P/Supt. Rommel De La Rama, Legazpi City PNP Chief of Police. Amsso and other progressive groups have been protesting against the Aleco turnover to a San Miguel Corp. subsidiary, blocking its office entrances, engaging in dialogues and conducting protest actions. They contend that Aleco privatization with inevitably result to higher power rates and loss of jobs. Photo courtesy: Vince Casilihan