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Month: April 2023

Remembering Kian, Carl, and Kulot: Search for justice and accountability continues

The recent court ruling on the death of 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz and 14-year-old Reynaldo “Kulot” de Guzman shows that the call for justice for victims of the so-called “war on drugs” is far from over. This is only the second conviction in the illegal drugs campaign of the Duterte…

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IQF: Charter Change: At What Cost?

Even if President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that Charter change (Cha-cha) is not a priority of his administration, his allies in the House of Representatives continued their deliberation on proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution. Why do they want to amend our Constitution? They want to loosen some restrictions…

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Women-managed areas: Recognizing women’s vital role in the fishery sector

I have spent more than 30 years of my professional life in development work, but it was only last year that I came across the term “women-managed areas” or WMA. It was identified as one of the possible topics for research during a consultation held with our partner nongovernment organizations…

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