Post Tagged with: "Philippines"

New Peoples Army fighters executed by Armed Forces of Phillipines in Negros 

New Peoples Army fighters executed by Armed Forces of Phillipines in Negros 

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) are involved in one of the world’s longest-running insurgencies, and for over 50 years Red fighters have been resolutely waging armed resistance against the Philippine government and security forces. The recent election of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr was a manifestation of how his father’s policies and particularly[Read More…]

by 19/11/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Brutalizing women political prisoners in the Philippines: A glimpse of the Marcos-Duterte spectacle of horrors

Brutalizing women political prisoners in the Philippines: A glimpse of the Marcos-Duterte spectacle of horrors

     In his classic “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte,” Karl Marx amends Hegel’s quip on history repeating itself, first as tragedy and then as farce (1986 97). With the former Philippine dictator Marcos’s son in office, will farcical acts be the spectacle for the next six years?. Imagine the sons of Somoza, Trujillo or Batista returning to their banana[Read More…]

by 20/09/2022 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Activists Demand Biden End Support to Marcos 2.0

Activists Demand Biden End Support to Marcos 2.0

A small group of activists marched from Dupont Circle to the Philippine Embassy calling for President Biden to stop supporting the Philippine government of “BongBong” Marcos while calling for the prosecution of former President Duterte for the extrajudicial killings in his “War on Drugs.” Signs in both English and Tagalog were used to inspire resistance and to fight for change.[Read More…]

by 24/07/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Neocolonialism and the new cold war in Southeast Asia: A Diasporic View on the Philippine Crisis

Neocolonialism and the new cold war in Southeast Asia: A Diasporic View on the Philippine Crisis

An Interview of Expatriate Scholar E. San Juan Jr., based in Washington DC, USA by Dr. Rainer Werning, Cologne, Germany E. San Juan, Jr. is an internationally recognized cultural critic and poet in Filipino. He is emeritus professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Ethnic Studies at several US universities, and lectured recently at the University of the Philippines and Polytechnic[Read More…]

by 08/12/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Duterte’s Last Dirty Trick: Eluding the International Criminal Court

Duterte’s Last Dirty Trick: Eluding the International Criminal Court

            Just a few days ago, the international human-rights groups called INVESTIGATE PH released its final report on the Philippine State’s violations of civil and political human rights aggravated by the lack of domestic remedies to address widespread abuses by the Duterte regime. The first six months of 2021 witnessed an unprecedented rampage of extrajudicial killings, illegal arrests, disappearances, and[Read More…]

by 23/09/2021 1 comment World
Prospect For U.S.–Philippine Relations: U.S – Biden Versus China-Duterte?

Prospect For U.S.–Philippine Relations: U.S – Biden Versus China-Duterte?

Featuring an Interview with Bill Fletcher               Amid the horrendous pandemic ravaging of the globalized political-economy of Europe and North America, particularly the imperial U.S. heartland with close to half-a-million deaths, peripheral nations remain negligible. The neoliberal consensus has collapsed, inaugurating a new era of trade wars and ecological disasters. Such “shithole” countries like the Philippines, to use President[Read More…]

by 21/12/2020 Comments are Disabled World
On President Trump’s Visit To The Philippines

On President Trump’s Visit To The Philippines

Washington, D.C.–November 6, 2017–With collusion scandals on his back, President Trump visits Manila and Clark Field, Pampanga, Philippines, historic outposts of the then rising U.S. Empire at the turn of the last century. Today, virtually a neocolony, the Philippines serves once again as a springboard for U.S. imperial interventions in the Asia-Pacific region. Various government agreements have converted the former[Read More…]

by 09/11/2017 Comments are Disabled World
Andre Vltchek with military leaders in Marawi, Philippines.

Philippines: Western Media Is Distorting Reality, People And Army Unite To Battle “ISIS”

Covering the recent battle for the city of Marawi on Mindanao Island in the Southern Philippines, the Western media has been grossly exaggerating unconfirmed reports and rumors. It has been spreading twisted information and ‘facts’. At the beginning of July, I visited Mindanao as one of only a few foreigners allowed inside the besieged city of Marawi and to its[Read More…]

by 27/07/2017 1 comment World
Baseco slum

Tough-Talking Philippine President Duterte 

From Manila and Davao: There is a sense of change in those narrow and desperate alleys of the Baseco slum in the Philippines’ capital Manila. For the first time in many years a beautiful, noble lady visited; against all odds she decided to stay. Her name is Hope. Baseco is a tough, crime-ridden region built from cartons and metal sheets, even[Read More…]

by 08/12/2016 1 comment World
Interviewing Dr. Kenneth Bauzon On The Duterte Presidency Before The 2016 US Elections

Interviewing Dr. Kenneth Bauzon On The Duterte Presidency Before The 2016 US Elections

   “A howling wilderness” was what General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to make of Samar, Philippines. He was taking revenge for the ambush of fifty-four soldiers by Filipino revolutionaries in September 1901. After the invaders killed most of the island’s inhabitants, three bells from the Balangiga Church were looted as war trophies; two are still displayed at Warren Air[Read More…]

by 07/11/2016 1 comment Imperialism