Climate on our Minds on Earth Day 2021

‘Poor people in all countries will also be hit early and harder than the rich. Indeed, climate injustice is not only between countries, but also within countries.’ Let’s be clear. There is no doubt that we are now on the cusp of a global climate emergency. According to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres: “2021 is a …

Is the NTF- ELCAC the Enemy of the People?

‘[You] cannot attack persons for being kind and generous. That is a no-win situation for anyone.’ The community pantry movement in the Philippines is now international news. As of writing, one has even been established in Timor-Leste, in addition to the hundreds set up on all of our islands, from Aparri to Jolo, all in a week …

Filipinos, Unite to Defend our Community Pantries!

Co-Authored with Joy Reyes Filipino Translation; Bisaya Translation ‘To the community pantries out there, lawyers are now organizing to support you and fight the red-taggers’ What started off as a makeshift bamboo cart with alcohol, crackers, fresh produce, and other essentials on display, now widely known as the Maginhawa Community Pantry, has become a very …

Nganong akong ginasuportahan ang 1Sambayan

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña; Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Original Article (Rappler); Tagalog Translation Adunay lima ka rason nganong  akoang ginasuportahan ang 1Sambayan, ang koalisyon sa demokratiko nga mga pwersa nga gilusad kadtong niaging semana sa lungsod sa Makati. Adunay sad akoy upat ka sugyot aron mahimo kini nga mas epektibo ug makab-ot …

Bakit Sinusuportahan ko ang 1Sambayan

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña; Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa Original Article (Rappler); Bisaya Translation Mayroong limang dahilan kung bakit sinusuportahan ko ang 1Sambayan, ang koalisyon ng mga pwersang nagsusulong ng prinsipyo ng demokrasya na inilunsad noong isang linggo sa Makati. Mayroon din akong apat na mungkahi para sa koalisyon upang maging mas epektibo …

Kapag ang Utos ng Hukom ay naging Warrant upang Pumatay

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña; Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa Original Article (Rappler); Bisaya Translation Bilang isang abogado at isang tagapagsulong ng karapatang pantao, doble ang pagluluksa ko sa Bloody Sunday, ang pagpatay sa siyam na aktibistang pangkarapatang pantao at manggagawa sa Calabarzon ng mga pulis na nagpapatupad ng search warrant para diumano sa …

Kung ang mga Judicial Orders nahimong death warrants

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña; Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Original Article (Rappler); Tagalog Translation Gasulti isip usa ka human rights advcocate, naguol gayod ako sa nahitabo sa Bloody Sunday, ang pagmasaker sa nwebe ka human rights nga mga aktibista ug mga trabahante sa rehiyon sa Calabarzon nga gihimo sa mga pulis gamit …

Standing with Bishops Pabillo and David

Co-authored with Christian Laluna ‘All [the Church] asks for is the ability to worship within reasonable boundaries and restrictions, for the sake of those who need a light when the darkness descends’ One would think that, by Christian standards, Manila Archdiocese Bishop Broderick Pabillo’s riposte to the Inter-Agency Task Force’s (IATF) ban on religious congregational …

Why I support 1Sambayan

‘[A] unity platform must be adopted. It is not enough to criticize the failings of the Duterte government – even if they are many and serious.’ There are five reasons why I support 1Sambayan, the coalition of democratic forces launched last week in Makati City. I also have four suggestions for the coalition so it …

Pagdepensa sa Ating Matatapang na Abogado

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña; Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa Original Article (Rappler); Bisaya Translation Itinatag noong 2007 ang National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, o NUPL, at binubuo ito ng mga human rights lawyers, pati na rin mga estudyante ng batas, mga paralegal, at mga manggagawang legal, mula sa buong bansa, na pinagkakaisa ng …