6 Years of Iron, Blood, and Injustice: Recapping the Duterte Administration (Part 6)

The presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte is certainly one that has proven to be memorable. Yet, whether it be his decorum and speech, his stark disdain for drugs, or his use of unconventional methods in obtaining or maintaining peace and order, Filipinos are divided on whether to view this regime in a positive or negative light. Now in the final part of this six-part Probe series, we continue to look back at the incumbent president’s reign, before we soon welcome the nation’s new chief executive.

6 Years of Iron, Blood, and Injustice: Recapping the Duterte Administration (Part 2)

The presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte is certainly one that has proven to be memorable. Yet, whether it be his decorum and speech, his stark disdain for drugs, or his use of unconventional methods in obtaining or maintaining peace and order, Filipinos are divided on whether to view this regime in a positive or negative light. In part two of this six-part Probe series, we continue to look back at the incumbent president’s reign, before we soon welcome the nation’s new chief executive.

6 Years of Iron, Blood, and Injustice: Recapping the Duterte Administration (Part 1)

Six years ago, we were promised change in a short period of time. We were promised a government with transparency and improvement– hence the saying goes, “Change is coming.” But what are we to make of the changes that occurred within the jurisdiction of the previous administration?

In this first of the six-part series, we shall recall all of the events, promises, and lies that had occurred under the Duterte administration.

Forced and Oppressive: Mandatory Military Service

On March 18, 2001, University of Santo Tomas student Mark Welson Chua’s body was found decaying in the Pasig River. To present day, his death is widely attributed to his bold exposés of the malpractices that occurred in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program of his university.

Protest Art: A Form of Necessary Disobedience or of Vandalism?

Last January 23, a Twitter user known as PinoyAkoBlog posted an image of a graffitied ‘Team BBM-Sara’ tarpaulin. In the picture, it is seen that the word ‘duwag’ was spray-painted across presidential aspirant’s Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s likeness.

Checklists beyond Classroom: EDSA People Power Revolution

by Steffi De Chavez In the four walls of our classrooms and in the pages of our textbooks, we are taught about the EDSA People Power Revolution. It is discussed to us how, on the 25th of February every year, we honor and remember the individuals who took part in the struggle against the Marcos…