Category: Philippines

Resist the corporate takeover of agriculture, lands, waters, and natural resources

Farmers, fishers, rural women, indigenous peoples, and civil society organizations come together to organize a press conference that aims to raise the alarm over the severe crisis in food, land, fisheries, livelihoods, and natural resources precipitated by the Duterte administration's neoliberal economic policies. [2019 October 15. Quezon City, Philippines. Photo by Galileo de Guzman Castillo.]

Resist the corporate takeover of agriculture, lands, waters, and natural resources

Statement on the World Food Day, 2019 October 15 We are in the midst of a food crisis. This is a...

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A Period of Consequences: The Era of Violence, Hardships, Betrayals, and Perversions under Duterte

DUTERTE, THE SERPENT. His strongman rule ultimately serves the administration’s authoritarian and neoliberal agenda. United Peoples’ SONA. Quezon City, Philippines. 2019 July 22. Photo by Galileo de Guzman Castillo.

A Period of Consequences: The Era of Violence, Hardships, Betrayals, and Perversions under Duterte

Focus on the Global South’s Statement on President Rodrigo Duterte’s midterm State of the Nation...

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Misogyny, Neoliberalism, and Despotism: Shoring up Duterte’s Anti-Women Agenda

Women's rights advocates from different organizations converge on Rizal Park to demand respect for women's rights and the recognition and resolution of their issues. International Women's Day. 2019 March 8. Manila, Philippines. Photo by Galileo de Guzman Castillo.

Misogyny, Neoliberalism, and Despotism: Shoring up Duterte’s Anti-Women Agenda

Bianca Martinez Even before Duterte became President, women were already burdened with multiple...

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In Hot Water: Notes on Metro Manila’s Water Woes

Tapat na solusyon, hindi tapal na solusyon sa problema sa tubig at tagtuyot!” (Real solutions, not band-aid solutions in addressing the water supply crisis and El Niño!) World Water Day Mobilization. 2019 March 22. Quezon City, Philippines. Photo by Galileo de Guzman Castillo.

In Hot Water: Notes on Metro Manila’s Water Woes

  Galileo de Guzman Castillo When the Philippine government decided in 1997 to privatize its...

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Laban-Laban[i]: Cleansing the Augean Stables

A year after the Lumad (indigenous people’s) killings in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, and still no justice in sight, Task Force TAMASCO asks the Department of Environment and Natural Resources where its interests lie and whose agenda it serves. Quezon City, Philippines. 2018 December 3. Photo by Galileo de Guzman Castillo.

Laban-Laban[i]: Cleansing the Augean Stables

  “Mother Nature—militarized, fenced-in, poisoned—demands that we take action.” —Berta...

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Surviving in a fading countryside: The plight of small food producers under Duterte

Onions sold alongside a highway in the Municipality of Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija, priced at P100.00 (USD 1.92) for a 10-kilo sack. Onion farmers in the Philippines struggle with plummeting market prices due to import liberalization. Photo by Raphael Baladad

Surviving in a fading countryside: The plight of small food producers under Duterte

Government responses to the recent crises on food have revealed one thing: uplifting the hands...

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