Michael Beltran
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Michael Beltran is an activist and musician from the Philippines.
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2019/04/30 | Michael Beltran
Sarah Elago, the Youngest Lawmaker in the Philippines, Challenges Duterte's Boys Club
The youngest lawmaker in the 17th Congress of the Philippines is taking her party's fight for justice to the streets.
2019/01/21 | Michael Beltran
Serial Misogynist: The Dangers of Duterte's Tyrannical Crusade Against Women
Rodrigo Duterte lords over a society where, from the Presidential Palace to the streets of Manila, misogyny and violence against women run rampant.
2019/05/15 | Michael Beltran
Thailand's 'Can Do' Bar, Run by Sex Workers, Stands for Workers' Rights and Dignity
A bar in Chiang Mai, Thailand which is collectively owned by sex workers is pushing for human dignity and rights for workers throughout the country.
2019/02/25 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Why the People Are Losing Faith in Duterte's Economic Policies
Price hikes, rice liberalization, rising taxes and more have sparked concern over Rodrigo Duterte's economic policies. Could the worst be yet to come?
2018/09/27 | Michael Beltran
EXPERIENCE: The Sights and Sounds of Plastikan, Manila's 'Dumpsite Slum'
Through a visit to Manila’s ‘Plastikan,’ the author shares his introduction to urban poor movements in the Philippines.
2019/04/23 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Killing of 14 Farmers Highlights Duterte's Counterinsurgency Plans
The deaths of 14 farmers at the hands of Philippine police point to a wider counterinsurgency strategy which has struck rural communities with fear and outrage.
2019/05/07 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Press Freedom Under Siege as Duterte Unveils Opposition 'Matrix'
Journalists in the Philippines are speaking out against what they call a newly intensified effort by the Duterte administration to suppress press freedom.
2019/05/07 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Rights Groups, Branded as Communists, Fight to Preserve EU Funding
Philippines rights groups allege the government is falsely branding them as communists in an effort to sever the funding they receive from the European Union.
2018/07/09 | Michael Beltran
The Duterte Doublespeak: Exploring the Philippine President’s Long List of Lies
From backpedaling on promises to resign to ceding ground against China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is becoming known for playing fast and loose with the truth.
2017/01/30 | Michael Beltran
Do We Need Miss Universe?
Miss Universe is more than just a beauty pageant to many in the Philippines.
2017/11/18 | Michael Beltran
Post Mortem: The ASEAN Summit and Trump’s Visit to the Philippines
Michael Beltran argues that Duterte wants to validate his drug war amidst the criticisms and casualties; it sees continued subservience to American interests as the answer.
2017/03/02 | Michael Beltran
Who Started the Manila Fires? Black Out on Labor Rights (Part Two)
At the moment there have been no more statements. No sound from the employees or survivors. Not a peep on the workers unaccounted for. The latest from HTI is that the company is looking to hire more workers.