Category Archives: Val Abelgas

Press freedom under siege

By Val G. Abelgas THE CLOSURE of the highly regarded Rappler news website establishes a clear pattern of harassment and repression under President Duterte’s increasingly repressive regime. Although the closure order was

Racism has no place in America

By Val G. Abelgas “WHY ARE we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” This repulsive comment did not come from the mouth of a Ku Klux Klan member or

Do we really need cha-cha?

By Val G. Abelgas HERE we go again. Every administration since the time of President Fidel V. Ramos has tried to amend the 1987 Constitution for various reasons. The people have consistently

Resiliency and hope

By Val G. Abelgas THE PAST year was far from good with thousands more killed in the continuing bloody drug war, uncertainties brought about by constant threats of a revolutionary government or

A distant Christmas

By Val G. Abelgas FOR Filipinos who have been outside of the Philippines for years, Christmas is both a time for rejoicing and a time for remembering. Even as the Filipino in

Needed: Collective voice of the people

By Val G. Abelgas LAST SUNDAY, as the world commemorated International Human Rights Day, Filipinos could as well be mourning the death of human rights in the Philippines. It started dying when