Nelia Sancho and the saga of the Filipina comfort women

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/06/2022

Unlike most beauty title holders, who usually pursued modelling or showbiz careers, Nelia Sancho was popularly described as “beauty queen turned women’s rights activist. I greeted her virtually during her 71st birthday last August 30 just to…

Duterte destroyed oligarchy in PH? Oligarchs thriving in his admin – lawmaker

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 07/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A party-list lawmaker on Friday dismissed President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent statement about ending oligarchy in the country, asserting instead that oligarchs are flourishing in the current administration. “Kaugnay sa ABS-CBN, hindi totoo na tagumpay…

Comfort women  and the police force’s insensitive red-tagging

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/10/2020

Government officials, specifically members of the police force, must understand that one cannot claim to love the nation and yet promote historical ignorance. The Manila Police District (MPD) came under fire last week after it reposted in…

Cause-oriented groups call on government to protect sovereignty

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Cause-oriented groups gathered at the famous Colon Street here on Friday morning, July 12, 2019, to join the nationwide protest of the 3rd anniversary of Philippines’ victory in the arbitration case against China. The groups, composed…

PRO-7 to file cases against 70 protesters for damaging camp gate

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) will file charges against 70 protesters who broke the gate at the Camp Sergio Osmeña on Monday, February 25. According to Senior Superintendent Oliver Lee, the chief…

2 separate rallies in Cebu City on Bonifacio’s day

Doris Mae C. Mondragon, Intern 11/30/2017

It was a tale of two rallies in Cebu City during the 154th birth anniversary of great revolutionary proletarian leader Andres Bonifacio on Thursday. One was against the government while the other was to show support for…

Gabriela asked to substantiate rape claims in Marawi City

Inquirer.net 06/26/2017

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday challenged a women’s rights group to show proof that would support their claims that government troops have been threatening to rape women if they would not leave Marawi City. “The answer…

Bill lowering criminal liability age ‘heartless’ – Gabriela chapter

Inquirer.net 02/18/2017

The local chapter of Gabriela in Caloocan City on Saturday expressed opposition on House Bill 2 or the lowering of criminal liability age from its current 15 years old to 9 years old. “Pagpapakita ito ng buktot…

Duterte call for rebel truce drowns militant protest vs anti – drug killings

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/25/2016

Hours before President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday, militant groups in Cebu staged a march-rally calling for an end to extrajudicial killings. However as the SONA wound up, the estimated 500 people…

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