CHR calls on gov’t to ensure protection of ‘leftist’ lawyers

Inquirer.net 02/28/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) called on the government on Thursday to ensure the protection and security of lawyers labeled as “leftists.” “Harassment and vilification of lawyers labeled to be ‘leftists’ is another…

House approves charter change

Inquirer.net 12/12/2018

Led by a supermajority dominated by administration allies, the House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to pass a resolution to amend the 1987 Constitution. In a session presided over by Deputy Speaker and Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero,…

Leftist leader sworn in as Mexico’s new president

AP 12/02/2018

ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed a “deep and radical” change in Mexico as he assumed the country’s presidency Saturday, five months after winning a landslide election victory. The leader, widely known by his initials as…

Bounty for arrest of 4 leftist leaders could raise to P2M

Inquirer.net 08/05/2018

THE P1-million bounty for the arrest of four leftist leaders could increase to P2 million, lawyer Ferdinand Topacio said on Sunday. Topacio was reacting to the statement of militant leaders on Saturday that the bounty offer was…

Better lukewarm than absent

Rina Jimenez-David 10/21/2016

For a while there, it looked like activists and political protesters were happy playing footsies with the police and military. Where normally activists, many of them from the Left, would be the first to raise a howl…

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