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Filipino Freethinkers say “Never forget. Never again.”

A statement against authoritarianism on the 47th anniversary of the martial law declaration.

Freethinkers’ Response to 2020 SONA: The President Needs a Priority Check

Filipino Freethinkers demands a shift in the president's priorities. The State of the Nation Address (SONA) should have been about our country's most pressing issues, particularly, the COVID-19 response, prioritizing citizens' welfare. Instead, Duterte seems to think the SONA is a pulpit for baseless grandstanding, patent misinformation, and petty politicking, replacing public concern with personal vendettas.

We deserve better than “88%”

A few days ago, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. announced that President Duterte’s physical health is at 88%. This statement follows public concerns and questions about the president’s health whenever he appears frail in public gatherings. What’s so wrong about this simple statement?

Making It Our Problem

I am not a religious person and the reformation of any religion shouldn't be my problem or anyone else's. I wish...

Phelim Kine on Duterte’s War on the Poor and Human Rights | FF Podcast

This week, we talk about Duterte, extra-judicial killings, and the Davao Death Squad. Phelim Kine from the Human Rights Watch gives...

The War on Drugs is Even More Misguided Than You Think

The drug war rests on the premises that drugs completely corrupt the mind and that they lead to crime. Both are largely false justifications for a brutal war that has failed everywhere else.

Ending Fake News From Within

If journalists and publishers want to end fake news, they must start with themselves. For far too long certain conventions have...

Deconstructing the Most Common Dutertian Arguments

Have you ever posted something critical of the administration? Were you attacked by dozens of online trolls calling you a drug...

What We Can Do in the Age of Fascists

Progressives have been playing identity politics for much of the past ten years, and it has finally blown up in our faces. We forgot that the ruling class can also play identity politics, and play it they did.

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