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EDITORIAL: In the blood of justice

Blood flows from the rice hulls to the soil, with bullets replacing seeds and with landlords and bureaucrat capitalists standing above farmers’ burial grounds. There is one root cause: the government’s subservience to the United States’ imperialist and feudal order.

In the country’s history, no president has ever implemented genuine land reforms, as their policies only deceive farmers and favor landlords.

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Dakilang Lumpo

Maliwanag na paninikil sa kalayaan ang pag-aresto kay Maria Ressa, isang mamamahayag ng Rappler at matinding kritiko ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte, ukol sa kasong cyber libel na isinampa ng Departement of Justice (DOJ).

Napalaya na si Ressa matapos nitong magpiyansa ngunit hindi pa rin maiaalis ang katotohanang naliligo sa kapangyarihan ang gobyerno. Kaya nilang gumawa, magpatupad, at magsilbing hukom sa mga batas na maaring gamitin laban sa mamamayan. Maaring pansamantala nang nakalaya si Ressa, ngunit patuloy pa ring nakakulong ang midya sa banta na mas malaki pang porma ng pang-aabuso ang maari nilang sapitin dulot ng nag-uumapaw na kapangyarihan ng estado.

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Rainbow’s Sunset and the state of the festering MMFF

The 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival has been plagued by controversies even before it had begun. Apart from the criticism towards its predictable film line-up – a Vic Sotto and a Coco Martin crossover action-comedy, a Vice Ganda fantasy-slapstick comedy, two horror films, two romantic comedies, a romance drama, and a family drama – off-screen controversies continued to surround the festival.
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