The End of Liberal Democracy in the Philippines

By Ethan Chua on August 29, 2020 On July 3 2020, despite waves of popular resistance and incisive legal critique, President Rodrigo Duterte passed an Anti-Terrorism law that would give the executive government sweeping powers to imprison and repress political activists under

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PH health workers infected with coronavirus reach 5,008

From Rappler.comOriginal Article: https://rappler.com/nation/coronavirus-cases-philippines-august-3-2020Article written by Sofia Tomacruz The number of health workers who tested positive for the coronavirus rose to 5,008, with majority of infections seen among nurses and physicians. The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday, August

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GUIDELINES: What you need to know about MECQ from August 4 to 18

From Rappler.comOriginal Article: https://rappler.com/nation/coronavirus-cases-philippines-august-3-2020 Giving in to a plea from healthcare workers over the weekend, President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting August 4. (READ: Piqued Duterte taunts doctors to mount ‘revolution’ against

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‘COVID-19 is the enemy’: Stars defend medical frontliners against Duterte’s tirade

From Rappler.com. Original Article: https://rappler.com/entertainment/celebrities/celebrities-defend-medical-frontliners-against-duterte-tirade Angel Locsin, Bianca Gonzalez, Janine Gutierrez, and Vilma Santos are among those rally behind medical frontliners Celebrities defended the country’s medical frontliners after President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at them for airing their concerns over

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‘Reclassifying’ businesses: Task force’s way of reopening economy without changing quarantine modes

By: PIA RANADA Original article: https://rappler.com/nation/reclassifying-businesses-task-force-way-reopening-economy-without-change-quarantine-modes The Philippine coronavirus task force had a problem. Many of the country’s major cities, including the capital Metro Manila, remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) due to high COVID-19 infection rates. But businesses, small and

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Metro Manila’s COVID-19 bed capacity in ‘danger zone,’ 4 regions at warning level – Rappler.com

Article by Rambo TalabongOriginal article: https://rappler.com/nation/metro-manila-danger-zone-other-regions-warning-level-coronavirus-bed-capacity-july-2020 The Department of Health urges hospitals to free up more beds for coronavirus patients Metro Manila has reached the “danger zone” in terms of bed capacity for coronavirus patients, while 4 other regions were

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[OPINION] It’s our dissent that will save us

Stay home. Be quiet. We’re on it. Just wait. Help will come. Trust us. Do as you’re told or else.

These, in a nutshell, were the key messages pounded on the public by President Rodrigo Duterte and his officials in the 3 weeks that the entire Luzon and other parts of the country have been on lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

But each message seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Many people have been going out, speaking out, challenging government’s response to the crisis and overcoming the limits set by the lockdown. This is certainly not a bad thing. Continue reading

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Police arrest hungry protesters in Quezon City

Source: Kodao Productions Twenty-one protesting and hungry Quezon City residents were arrested Tuesday morning, April 1, the incident earning swift condemnation from the urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay). Residents of Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bagong Pag-Asa, reportedly

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