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Shrapnel bombs gravely injure children of Gaza
by Satur C. Ocampo - July 13, 2024 - 12:00am
With his ceasefire proposal in the Israeli-Hamas war in Gaza not gaining traction, US President Biden this week approved the resumption of shipping 227-kilo bombs to Israel, while holding back on supplying 907-kilo...
‘Weaponizing’ anti-terror laws against dev’t workers
by Satur C. Ocampo - July 6, 2024 - 12:00am
“Help! We need help!”
US group looks into EDCA sites, US-Phl drill grounds
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 29, 2024 - 12:00am
From mid-May to the first week of June, an international delegation from the United States came to the Philippines to undertake what was billed as a “Bayan and Pinas Peace Mission.” Its main objective...
More countries condemn war crimes in Gaza
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 22, 2024 - 12:00am
In a report published on June 19, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) provided details of six aerial attacks by Israeli forces in Gaza that suggested the use of up to 2,000-pound...
Here, war threat is invoked; in Gaza, reality is horrible
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 15, 2024 - 12:00am
It was inevitable. This week, Marcos Jr. came around to recognizing the threat to the Philippines, particularly Northern Luzon, should the rising tensions between China and Taiwan, the latter backed militarily by...
Deadly Reaper drones operating from Phl airbase
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Now operating from Basa Air Base in Floridablanca, Pampanga are MQ-9A Reaper drones from the United States military.
For 9 years, Israel tried to undermine the ICC
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Blatantly disregarding the International Court of Justice’s order to halt its military offensive in  Rafah, which began on May 6, Israel continued its overnight shelling and airstrikes there last Tue...
‘Terrorism financing’ cases filed vs activists
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Even before the Supreme Court ruled that red-tagging threatens one’s life, liberty and security, the state security forces have been utilizing two existing laws – the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Terrorism...
Rights ‘superbody’ needs monitoring
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 18, 2024 - 12:00am
It has been 36 years since president Corazon Aquino created the Presidential Human Rights Committee, in a much-hailed move that signaled to the Filipino people that her administration was firmly committed to the...
SC rules: Red-tagging is threat to life, liberty
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 11, 2024 - 12:00am
For almost six years, red-tagging has been a major component of the bloody counterinsurgency campaign – initiated and implemented by the Duterte regime and sustained by the Marcos Jr. administration –...
International tribunal hears ‘war crimes’ charges
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 4, 2024 - 12:00am
This month, on May 17-18, the International Peoples’ Tribunal, a quasi-judicial forum periodically convened in Europe, will focus on the Philippines for the sixth time since 1980.
US tries out new missile system in ‘Balikatan’ 2024
by Satur C. Ocampo - April 27, 2024 - 12:00am
The Marcos Jr. administration appears to be “slowly but surely allowing the country to be dragged into the massive US-led military build-up against China, threatening to engulf the whole region in war.&rd...
Gearing up vs China blocking actions near Ayungin Shoal
by Satur C. Ocampo - April 20, 2024 - 12:00am
China has been stepping up its pressure tactics in the West Philippine Sea, deploying a naval warship, alongside the China Coast Guard and maritime militia, in blocking an unarmed Philippine boat carrying supplies...
Bantayog ng mga Bayani honors 13 ‘pillars’
by Satur C. Ocampo - April 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Engraved in golden letters on the granite Wall of Remembrance at the Bantayog Memorial Center in Quezon City are the names of the heroes and martyrs who fought with the people against the long Marcos dictatorsh...
Gearing up vs China blocking actions near Ayungin Shoal
by Satur C. Ocampo - April 6, 2024 - 12:00am
China has been stepping up its pressure tactics in the West Philippine Sea, deploying a naval warship alongside the China Coast Guard and maritime militia in blocking an unarmed Philippine boat carrying supplies...
‘Not war with China; don’t rely only on US’ – Marcos Jr.
by Satur C. Ocampo - March 23, 2024 - 12:00am
One may not have expected to hear or read this from Marcos Jr.
Sending our farm workers to South Korea: good news?
by Satur C. Ocampo - March 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Growing up in Sta. Rita, Pampanga, where I was born into a rice-farming family eight decades back, I enjoyed watching seasonal farmworkers do their tasks during the planting and harvesting seasons.
SC defends judiciary from online abuse
by Satur C. Ocampo - March 2, 2024 - 12:00am
“By merely having access to social media, private individuals could publish their thoughts without need of self-policing or adhering to the ethical standard required of the press.
Military hubris at play in envi activists’ case
by Satur C. Ocampo - February 24, 2024 - 12:00am
They’re still at it. Intent on getting even with the two young women who had publicly exposed their lies, militarists in the armed forces are now questioning why the Supreme Court has ordered their protec...
Democracy isn’t making much progress globally
by Satur C. Ocampo - February 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Three years after the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a rollback of freedoms across the globe, the results of a 2023 study point to a “continuing democratic malaise and lack of forward momentum.”
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