Ang nalapit na atake sa mga bakwit na eskwelahan sa mga Lumad

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña at Meggie Nolasco. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Original Article (Rappler); Sa mga sunod nga semana, ang eskwelahan sa nagbakwit nga mga Lumad nga gidumala sa University of the Philippines (UP) magbuhat ug graduation ug moving up nga seremonyas. Mag usa na ka tuig sa mga pagsulay, apan …

Senator De Lima’s view on complementarity

“I was greatly impressed by her argument.” To complete my series of articles on the request by the former International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to investigate crimes against humanity committed in the Philippines/war against drugs, I borrow from Senator Leila De Lima’s reflections on complementarity and how this condition has been fulfilled in this …

Conspiracy to commit crimes against humanity

“The evidence is abundant.” Quoting from International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Ms Fatou Bensouda’s “Request for authorisation to open an investigation into the situation in the Republic of the Philippines in connection with President Duterte’s war on drugs (WoD) campaign,” I feature in this column the findings and observations of the prosecutor to support her …

Duterte should reconsider ICC strategy

“He must change course if he is to have a chance of averting arrest.” In this column, part of a series on ICC Prosecutor Ms. Fatou Bensouda’s Request for authorization filed before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the situation in the Philippines between 1 November 2011 and 16 March 2019 in connection with …

To Build Better, we need Inclusive Capitalism

Co-written with Jayvy Gamboa. ‘Is inclusive capitalism not the same as vicious capitalism, now only couched in a more PR-friendly way?’ Trusted. Fair. Responsible. Dynamic. Sustainable. This is how the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican envisions a reimagined capitalist economic system for the world. Launched in December 2020, the Council, under the moral …

The Imminent Attack on Lumad Bakwit Schools

Co-written with Meggie Nolasco ‘[T]here are threats that the Cebu raid will be replicated in Diliman and in Davao. It would be foolish for the NTF-ELCAC to proceed with this plan.’ In a few weeks, the Lumad bakwit school hosted by the University of the Philippines (UP) will hold its graduation and moving up ceremony. …

Ang mga eskwelahan sa Lumad ug ang katungod sa edukasyon

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña at Meggie Nolasco. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Original Article (Philippine Daily Inquirer); Kadtong ika-26 sa Mayo, ang committee on human rights sa House of Representatives nagdumala ug hearing sa nahitabo nga raid sa bakwit na eskwelahan sa Cebu kadtong ika-15 sa Pebrero. Sa ilalom sa panguna ni …

Extrajudicial Killings as official policy

“Here is the unassailable conclusion.” In the Request for Judicial Investigation filed before the International Criminal Court on the situation in the Philippines in the context of the Duterte Administration’s war on drugs campaign (WoD), Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda gives an exhaustive narration of the factual and jurisdictional bases to justify the grant of such Request. …

The joy of conforming to the will of God

“Why is loving God a source of contentment and happiness?” Last week, I examined the writings of St. Alphonsus Ligouri on the importance of the virtue of living in conformity with the will of God. To the holy man, living according to one’s will and not of God’s is the same as idolatry, since in …

Praising God for our Suffering

“To those who love God, all things work unto good.” This is the last of my series of columns on the will of God, my attempt to try to make sense of the sickness and death around us. I wrote these reflections during a difficult time for my hometown, Cagayan de Oro, Davao City, and …