The Oligarchy Ousts Gina

In a huge blow to the progressive wing of the Duterte administration, the Commission on Appointments (CA) rejected the reappointment of Gina Lopez as secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). 

A Day for Workers’ Rights

The 1st of May is commemorated in the Philippines as Labour Day, known globally as International Workers’ Day. It is a day to celebrate the sacrifice of workers and to be cognizant of the tribulations faced by working class families. 

Meet the Hardworkers

One of the many attributes of President Rodrigo Duterte is his ability to work tirelessly on pressing matters. He famously claimed that he works until midnight, disregarding normal business hours. 

The Real Killer

Adding to the overabundance of bus accidents in the Philippines, a passenger bus carrying no less than 77 people plunged into a ravine in the province of Nueva Ecija killing 33 and injuring a further 44. The bus reportedly blew a tire, the driver losing control of the vehicle and falling through an opening in…

Where is Fredison Atienza?

With news about an impending war in the Korean peninsula, earthquakes in Metro Manila and terrorists in Bohol – it’s easy to be forget about events that occurred much earlier. One such event that has seemingly been forgotten by the Filipino public is the incident of road rage in Quezon City two months ago.

A Lack of Intelligence

Just 24 hours prior, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) downplayed a travel advisory released by the United States Embassy regarding terrorist activity in the traditionally peaceful Central Visayas region. The following day, the military found themselves in an armed encounter with members of the Islamic State-affiliated Abu Sayyaf Group in the island of…

The Opening Salvo

It came as a shock when the United States Embassy in the Philippines issued a travel advisory warning for the Central Visayas region. The area is known for pristine, white sand beaches and minimal crime rates. As such, terrorism of any form was virtually unheard of. Hence the travel warning was taken with a grain of salt…