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“Mahirap pahirapan ang matagal nang naghihirap. / Wala kayong maibibilanggong / hindi maghuhulagpos. / Hindi ninyo kayang paluhurin at durugin / ang isang bayang nagbabangon / at nagbubuo ng bagong lipunan.”
Habang ang karaniwang mamamayan ay nagdurusa sa pandemya ng Covid-19, walang awat naman na nagtaasan ang presyo ng batayang bilihin, partikular na ang baboy at gulay. Nagbigay-saloobin ang ilang aktibista kaugnay sa epekto nito sa mamamayan, gayundin ang dahilan kumbakit patuloy ang pagtaas ng presyo ng bilihin at serbisyo sa bansa.
Nagtipon ang mga human rights advocate mula sa iba’t ibang grupo sa harapan ng Korte Suprema bago ang ikalawang oral argument ng Anti-Terror Law, Pebrero 9, 2021.
Nagtipon sa University of the Philippines-Diliman ang mga manggagawa at iba pang sektor para gunitain ang ika-157 na kaarawan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio at ipapanawagan ang makatarungang sahod, trabaho, karapatan at kalayaan.
“Bakit pinoprotektahan ng pulis at gobyerno ang patuloy na operasyon ng minahan ng Oceanagold? Oceanagold has been running without a legal contract for more than a year. Their refusal to implement mandatory rehabilitation as mandated by law and contractual obligation has led to these worsened flooding and other disaster risks faced by the local communities.”
“We emphasize – red-tagging is anathema to a democracy. The promotion and conduct of such acts attempt to invalidate, muffle and silence the views and work of human rights defenders, activists, and advocates of social causes, and the peoples’ exercise of basic rights and fundamental freedoms.”
In Part 2 of this two-part series titled ‘Covid-19 outside NCR: The Experience of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao,’ local leaders and stakeholders point to ways to ease the plight of IDPs and make sure they are also safe from Covid-19.
“Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God…You can’t kick someone out of a family, nor make their life miserable for this. What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.”
What’s the big picture? Education stakeholders agree that learning must continue, even through blended learning, despite the Covid-19 outbreak. Teachers and learners, however, have to contend with problems in internet access and more needs to be done to ensure that no student is left behind. Blended or distance learning also presents opportunities for innovation in instruction.