Janella H. Paris

Articles published online

The Past and Prospects for the Philippine Left

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On Labor Day, the banners tied to the Mendiola footbridge change multiple times. They change along with the flyers and the protesters who distribute them. They...

An industry on the line

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On her first day as interim Environment Secretary, Gina Lopez ordered for an audit of mines across the country. Months later, she ordered the closure of 22 and...

Labor groups call for an end to endo on Labor Day 2017

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UNDER THE scorching heat of the sun, hundreds of protesters converged in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day to express their call to abolish labor...

Homecoming

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It took Celeste* nearly 12 years to come home. In the late 1990s and going into the new century, it was not easy for Filipinos to get working permits in...

Searching for democracy 31 years after EDSA I

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WITH A common theme of confronting threats to democracy, separate mobilizations to commemorate the first EDSA People Power revolution were held in different...

Building back amid climate change

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For many disaster-prone areas in Metro Manila, the storm does not end when the floodwaters recede. For one thing, a lot of health issues follow. Skin...

The case of criminal justice

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The former execution chamber at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) is now a dust-riddled exhibit. Roddy*, a minimum-security prisoner, has been sweeping the floors...

A narrative of persistence

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When we begin to forget, memorializing the dead becomes the urgent task of the living. International human rights organization Amnesty International gives...

On unholy unions

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Carlos* was employed for five months in 2013. In 2014, he worked as a bagger in a mall for another five months until he had to look for a job again. He became...

ConCon releases constitution draft, gears up for final reading

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THE LOYOLA Schools Constitutional Convention (ConCon) released the proposed draft of the new constitution—a result of five delegate assembly readings...