Our first peoples, our first heroes, our minority
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Our first peoples, our first heroes, our minority

By virtue of Proclamation No. 1906, s. 2009, the Philippine Government leads the country in the observation of the National Indigenous Peoples Month every October. This year, this mandated observation was marred with tension. On 19 July 2016, the protest of minority groups of indigenous peoples in front of the United States Embassy in Manila culminated to a violent dispersal by the police. … Continue reading

Thoughts on Duterte, the Maoist Philippine left, and prospects for the peace process
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Thoughts on Duterte, the Maoist Philippine left, and prospects for the peace process

Image from newsinfo.inquirer.net This post originally appeared here. The article below emerged out of a conversation between Teddy Casino, Alex de Jong, and Herbert Docena,  who has written an article debunking some of Duterte’s (and Teddy’s) claims that he is opening up space for  ‘progressive’ political possibilities   in the Philippines . This touches on a … Continue reading