These artworks keep the memory of Martial Law alive

From strategically-edited photographs to stark art installations, these pieces of visual art aim to depict the truth about the Marcos dictatorship MANILA, Philippines – Over the decades, the Martial Law era has become clouded in disinformation, with a proliferation of false reports perfuming the bloody legacy of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. As the Marcos propaganda machinery … Read more

US Supreme Court blocks Texas law restraining social media companies

The law would have barred large social media platforms from banning or censoring users based on ‘viewpoint’ The US Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 31, blocked a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” siding with two technology industry groups that have argued that the Republican-backed … Read more

Remulla mulls amnesty for activists, not warm on law vs red-tagging

MANILA, Philippines – Incoming justice secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla said he will a possible amnesty grant for study in jail or in hiding due to various charges, but was not so warm on backing a proposed law that would criminalize red-tagging. During the election campaign, Remulla was criticized for red-tagging supporters of Vice President … Read more

Canada introduces law to freeze handgun sales, ban lookalike toys

The handgun freeze would contain exceptions, including for elite sport shooters, Olympic athletes, and security guards. The new laws will also ban some toys which look like real guns. OTTAWA, Canada – Canada’s government introduced legislation on Monday, May 30, to implement a “national freeze” on the sale and purchase of handguns as part of … Read more

Biased laban sa mga Marcos ang mga libro tungkol sa Martial Law

Hindi paninira ang mga itinuturo ng mga libro tungkol sa Martial Law ni Marcos. Dokumentado at napatunayan sa mga korte ang mga karahasan at paglabag sa karapatang pantao sa ilalim ng kanyang pamumuno. Buod Ang sabi-sabi: Biased laban sa pamilyang Marcos ang mga non-fiction book, librong pambata, at mga textbook na tungkol sa Martial Law. … Read more

In last phone call, Grace Poe and mom Susan Roces savor passage of foundling law

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe said it was “symbolic” that her final phone conversation with her late mother, renowned veteran actress Susan Roces, was the passage of the founding law that both of them have championed for. Facing reporters on the sidelines of her mother’s wake on Saturday night, May 21, Poe said she … Read more

US to work with incoming PH gov’t on human rights, rule of law

Asked specifically if the United States has over a Marcos holds interests, a State Department spokesperson, ‘We look forward working with the president-elect on the shared values ​​and the shared values ​​that have united our countries across generations’ MANILA, Philippines – As presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is poised to return to Malacañang, the … Read more

In oath taking, new lawyers wore pink masks while martial law songs played

‘The impossible only seems so until someone shows that it is possible. Tumaya kayo sa kinabukasan ng nakakarami, ‘ 2020-2021 Bar Chairman Justice Marvic Leonen tells the new lawyers Whenever the Supreme Court livestream camera panned to the new lawyers at the Mall of Asia arena during their oath taking Monday, May 2, you would … Read more

Supreme Court denies with finality bid to void anti-terror law

‘It is even more imperative that we stand our ground for our rights,’ says Edre Olalia, president of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, following the Court’s decision BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday, April 26, that it has been denied with finality appeals to void the feared anti-terrorism law. This … Read more