New People’s Army Regional Command
June 29, 2015
The Southern Mindanao Regional Command of the New People’s Army and the entire revolutionary forces express their deepest most profound salute to a great leader and warrior, Ka Parago or Leoncio Pitao who was killed in a raid together [...]
NDFP consultant Adelberto Silva, his wife writer-activist Sharon Cabusao, driver Isidro de Lima, & Andrea Rosal’s husband Diony Borre speak on their unlawful arrest and detention.
We have just received reports from lawyers belonging to the National Union of People’s Lawyers that PNP Superintendent Danilo Macerin, chief of the CIDG-NCR, has filed a request for the transfer of political detainee Adelberto Silva to the Special Intensive Case Area of Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City in Metro Manila. Macerin also [...]
Karapatan scored the BS Aquino government for the recent arrest of Adelberto Silva, a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in the negotiation with the Philippine government, as “another serious violation of the signed agreements between the two parties.” Silva, 67, is a holder of JASIG documentation of identification with [...]
by: Ma. Lorena Barros
In the January 26, l972 issue of the Philippine Collegian, there appeared an article by Ms. Susan G. Ramirez on “Women’s Liberation, MAKIBAKA and Involvement.” The article, which aims to impart greater understanding of women’s liberation and to correct MAKIBAKA’s sectarian nature, certainly shows a highly sectarian prescription of women’s [...]
some trifling, some
deep and huge.
But all inarticulate
the glottals of the dumb
We had forgotten speech
the correspondence of
sense of utterance. Now
We march back and forth
We know that the evil is great
but cannot begin to speak it.
by Ma. Lorena Barros
Pugadlawin Taon 18 Blg. 3; Enero-Pebrero, l971
The oppression of women in Philippine society cannot be isolated from the oppressive character of the society as a whole. Filipino women comprise what has been described by Juliet Mitchell (in Women: the Longest Revolution) as “half a totality.” Filipino women are fundamental [...]
Green leaves white flower
I think of soft black hair
framing a bony face, and pain
like burning coal
sears my mind’s fingers.
Because I have seen too much
of suffering among our people
to ever forget what I must love
how can I say I love you still?
Riot police with water cannon evict squatters
Since 5:00 am this morning the activists, who have been occupying most of a house in Mühlfeldgasse for over two years, have been preparing for their eviction by blocking the entrance to the house and the street with sofas and other bulky piece of furniture. Around [...]
Deadly riot in Rio’s Copacabana district with World Cup weeks away
One person was shot and killed as violent protests erupted in Rio’s Copacabana beach district less than two months before soccer’s World Cup begins in Brazil. The riots followed the death of a dancer, allegedly at the hands of police. Brazilian media [...]