Articles tagged with Updates Philippines | Volume V Number 24

Updates Philippines | December 31, 2023
December 25, 2023

UPDATES Philippines is a fortnightly publication of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Peace talks must focus on addressing the real roots of civil war
December 25, 2023 |

Gibo Teodoro’s head-scratching insinuation that the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) was willing to surrender is simply untrue. To say that this is the basis for the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) agreeing to explore the resumption of peace negotiations is also incorrect. First of all, it was the GRP […]

First anniversary of Ka Joma Sison’s martyrdom commemorated
December 25, 2023 |

Last 16 December, the first anniversary of the martyrdom of Comrade Jose Maria Sison, great Filipino leader, teacher and communist, was commemorated through conferences and cultural performances. Hundreds of individuals, both veteran activists and youth, gathered at the University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman for a discussion and reflection on the writings of Ka Joma. Entitled […]

UN experts recommend creation of anti-torture body to PH
December 25, 2023 |

On 14 December, the United Nations torture prevention experts concluded their second visit to the Philippines by calling for the urgent designation of a national torture prevention body. “The State Party should fast-track the adoption of the bills currently in the House of Representatives and the Senate, which will create the national monitoring body officially […]

Drivers, operators file SC petition vs PUV phaseout
December 25, 2023 |

A petition to the GRP (Government of the Republic of the Philippines) Supreme Court was filed by jeepney drivers and operators meant to stop the implementation of the PUV (public utility vehicle) phaseout set to happen on January next year. The group demands to scrap plans to phaseout jeepneys under the veil of the deceptive […]