Betrayal, and a war foretold

February 1, 2015

By now, outrage is widespread and unequivocal on the commander-in-chief’s role in the botched mission that claimed the lives of 44 Special Action Forces, 18 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters, and at least seven civilians. The kindest public opinion on the stories that have come out is that President Aquino is an unfeeling coward, one […]

PHOTOS | Site of bloody encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao

January 31, 2015

Moro human rights organization Suara Bangsamoro has submitted to Pinoy Weekly some of the photos that they took of the site where the remains of many of the (at least) 44 police commandos were recovered, after the bloody encounter with Moro rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25. Jerome Succor Aba, Suara Bangsamoro spokesperson, said he […]

Evacuees camp out on both sides of the road, fleeing from the fighting in Brgy. Tukanalipao in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Photo courtesy of Suara Bangsamoro

PHOTOS | 1,500 civilians flee communities during bloody clash in Mamasapano

January 30, 2015

Moro human rights group Suara Bangsamoro has revealed to Pinoy Weekly that at least 1,500 Moro civilians have fled their communities in Brgy. Tukalanipao in Mamasapano town of Maguindanao province in the aftermath of the fighting between police Special Action Force (SAF) commandos and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom […]

Pope Francis patungong Manila Cathedral, Enero 16. Boy Bagwis

#PopeFrancisPH |Progressive groups decry police blockade of Pope’s welcome

January 17, 2015

Cops prevented some 2,000 members of progressive groups and church organizations from seeing Pope Francis’ motorcade and showing him their messages. The People’s Committee to Welcome Pope Francis (People’s Welcome), which is composed of people’s and church organizations that sought to bring people’s issues to the attention of the Pontiff during his visit to the […]

#PopeFrancisPH | The Pope and People’s Issues in PH

January 15, 2015

Pope Francis has often been referred to as a “People’s Pope” for his avowed affinity with the struggling poor and dispossessed of the world. In his state and pastoral visit to the Philippines, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church is once again asked by many sectors to speak in behalf of the people and their […]

Taas-pasahe sa MRT/LRT, dinagsa ng protesta

January 5, 2015

Iba-ibang klase ng protesta ang sinalubong ng iba’t ibang sektor sa unang araw ng pasukan matapos ang pagtaas ng singil sa pamasahe sa Light Rail Transit (1 at 2) at Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3. Nagdala ng “thumbs down” na mga plakard ang ibang grupo noong Linggo, Enero 4, unang araw ng implementasyon ng taas-pasahe. Ngayong Lunes, nagpiket ang grupo […]

10 istoryang pinalampas ng midya sa 2014

January 2, 2015

Habang nagaganap ang landslides, pagbaha at pagragasa ng bagyong Seniang sa Visayas at Mindanao na kinasawi ng di-bababa sa 50 katao, abala ang midya sa kasalang Dingdong Dantes at Marian Rivera. Ito na marahil ang pinakamalinaw na halimbawa ng tagibang na prayoridad, kapwa ng mainstream media coverage at ng mismong gobyerno. Taun-taon, nililista ng Pinoy […]