SONA2017: Chel Diokno’s War on the War on Drugs Attorney Jose Manuel Diokno takes a stand on behalf of thousands dead, and aims to help survivors through this recurrence of dark nights. BY ALCADE MAL, PHOTO BY CARLO GABUCO This article was first published in the May 2017 issue of Rogue. In the age of Read more about “Human rights is not the problem, it is the solution.” — Bantayog trustee Jose Manuel Diokno gives positive and very insightful suggestions on President Duterte’s war on drugs.[…]
Today is the 97th birthday of our esteemed senator and beloved former Chairman Emeritus of Bantayog, Jovito R. Salonga. May his words continue to guide us in these challenging times. Maligayang kaarawan, Ka Jovy!
Who benefits from Martial Law in Mindanao? Certainly not the Marawi residents. So who? A forum aims to answer this question.
Declaration of martial law & suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao is a wrong solution to the current crisis in Marawi City.
A statement on the initial release of compensation to human rights victims.
Announcement Sarado po ang mga opisina ng Bantayog ng mga Bayani mula December 24, 2016 hanggang January 2, 2017. Pero maari pong dalawin ang Bantayog Wall of Remembrance sa panahong iyan. Ang mga bisita ay hinihikayat na mag-iwan mg kanilang pangalan at contact details sa guardhouse. May isang logbook na nakalaan lamang para dito. Magkita-kita Read more about Default title[…]
Response on Behalf of the families, comrades and friends of Martyrs and Heroes (Media and Professionals) included in the Wall of Remembrance at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani, Nov. 30, 2016: It has been a cliche to refer to departed friends and loved ones as having lived a “full life”. Yet, one cannot think of Read more about Response on Behalf of the families, comrades and friends of Martyrs and Heroes (Media and Professionals) included in the Wall of Remembrance at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani, Nov. 30, 2016:[…]
Millennials who met through social media stage a vigil on the eve of the November 30 protests against the hero’s burial for late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Finally, the Marcoses have had their way, a hero’s burial for their despot-patriarch at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), but without the pomp and grandeur of a state funeral that they had been dreaming of for decades.
Like many other concepts, what heroes and heroism are can only be meaningfully understood in their historical, political and social contexts.