Category: Opinion/Analysis

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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