The crisis in Marawi City is nearing its second month, yet the fighting rages on. One of the main impasse the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) faced is how adept their opponents were compared to them with urban warfare. What the military found more surprising was that the Islamic State militants employed effective weapons […]Read More The Foreigners Fighting in Marawi
It has been a month and two weeks since the start of the Marawi crisis. As the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ fought valiantly to rid the city of Islamic State insurgents, they have savaged the community in the process.Read More To Liberate a City by Destroying It
Despite being a country plagued by insurgencies – both ethnic and sectarian – for several decades, the crisis in Marawi City still shocked the nation. The threat was no longer a domestic, homegrown terrorist group wreaking havoc but rather an infamous international force that has done damage to different nations all over the world. How […]Read More Why did ISIS choose the Philippines?
It’s no secret the Philippines and the United States are close allies, but is this alliance one of partnership or peonage?Read More The United States’ Armed Forces of the Philippines
The failures of the political system have turned off many citizens from engaging with it completely. It can be hard not to: we elect politicians to serve the people, when they fail we elect new individuals who promise to be different and when they disappoint us as well it can be tiring to remain optimistic.Read More Ka Bel: The Legacy of a Working Class Hero
As if Gina Lopez’s rejection as Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary was not painful enough, President Duterte landed a bigger blow to progressive ideals by appointing a retired military general with a chequered history to replace her.Read More The Roy Cimatu-Carlos Dominguez Link to the Oligarchy
With the rejection of Gina Lopez’s appointment as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Filipino progressives are longing for another champion of the environment to be her successor.Read More Edward Hagedorn for Environment Secretary?
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).Read More The Oligarchy Ousts Gina
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.Read More A Day for Workers’ Rights
Modesty may have been the motif of his upbringing, but the life Jonas Burgos lived was anything but simple.Read More Ten Years On, Where is Jonas Burgos?