Speakers will discuss the challenges faced by the ICT community and the general public in this pandemic, government policies that affect data privacy and security, among others。
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“If we don’t spend enough, ordinary citizens would continue to suffer…If we don’t reverse the business closures, how could we generate jobs? The government would then have to provide aid, which is obviously not sustainable。” — Marikina 2nd District Rep。 Stella Quimbo
BY MARJOHARA TUCAY (nmglthk.com) THE NATIONAL BUDGET reflects an administration’s priorities. Pres. Rodrigo Duterte stated in his 2021 budget message: “The national budget of P4.506 trillion that we are proposing for fiscal year 2021 is focused on our greatest priority of the moment – to sustain and strengthen government efforts in effectively responding to and…
“We cannot accept the Court’s reasoning that it is barred from compelling the executive to protect the people’s right to health ‘in a certain way or to a certain degree’ and ‘no matter how dire the emergency’ when it is obvious that the current response is a huge failure and places our people’s health and safety in peril。”
In short, we face a simple choice: Internationalism or Extinction. Either we form a common front of workers and peoples that can reclaim the world from this tiny set of oligarchs and dictators. Or they will continue to amass wealth and power, watching the world burn outside their window.
With the pandemic still raging on, the crisis in the Philippine educational system has been further exposed. Instead of addressing the concerns of the education sector, the Duterte administration has chosen to neglect it even more by not providing enough budget for distance learning.
The learning modalities recommended by the education department are not suitable to students with special needs.
“We must always remember, that the nobility of every profession comes, not with the title that is prefixed in our names, but in how we use it to serve those who have less, those who have nothing, those who have to suffer every ounce of injustice and indignity.”
Billion-dollar military deals provide context to the release of Pemberton。
The conference aims to deepen the discourse about the martial law years and correct the twisted narratives being perpetrated by groups who want Filipinos to forget those dark years in the nation’s history.
An Interview with John Shipton, father of Assange: “Julian’s oppression is the great crime of the 21st century”
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention stated that Julian was arbitrarily detained and that he should be compensated and released immediately. The last report was in February 2018. It is now 2020 and Julian remains in Belmarsh maximum security prison under 24-hour lockdown.