JC A. Beltran

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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...

Starting from the bottom

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A crowd of nanays and their toddlers wait in the lobby of a barangay hall to avail of a free medical check-up. Upstairs, a staff member informs community...

Youth, sectoral groups assail Duterte on human rights

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“KARAPATAN, hindi karahasan! (Human rights, not violence)” Human rights groups marked International Human Rights Day yesterday with protests denouncing...

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...

Youth in chains

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Who protects the children when they find themselves at odds with the law? PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte has framed his war on drugs as a fight for the next...

Ateneo community protests against SC ruling on Marcos burial

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“Atenistang kabataan, ngayon ay lumalaban!” Hundreds of members from the Ateneo community joined a protest along Katipunan Avenue against the decision...

Labor, IP, human rights groups emphasize citizen political engagement

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A FORUM hosted by Ateneo Assembly on November 3 at the Leong Hall emphasized the role of citizen political engagement in asserting the rights of the different...

On the shadows of tyranny

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On January 26, 1970, National Union of Students of the Philippines president Edgar Jopson and University of the Philippines Student Council chairman Fernando...

Road to recovery

On the outskirts of Antipolo City, Ryan* and Dave* are seeking shelter in a rehab facility. Both former drug dependents are now on the final phase of a...