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.
2019/05/15 | 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.
2019/01/21 | 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.
2019/02/25 | 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?
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.
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.
2019/05/07 | 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.
2016/12/30 | Michael Beltran
Shout-out to the Philippines: Make 2017 'The Year of the Boomerang’
'Just the other day I received my first death threat from a loyalist of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos.' When the police come knocking at the doors of the people in 2017, the response might not be as friendly as those in power hope. We should be scared for 2017, but also up for the fight.
2018/03/08 | Michael Beltran
Philippine Government Contemplates a Cha-cha with the Devil
Proposed constitutional changes could pave the way for a return to dictatorship in the Philippines and remove provisions aimed at safeguarding the country's integrity
2016/09/21 | Michael Beltran
Martial Law in the Philippines: An Enduring Horror Story
Decades have passed since Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law, but the much of the Philippines still lives in terror.
2017/10/26 | Michael Beltran
Meet Ka Inday: Activist, Warrior and Defender of San Roque
Estrelieta “Ka Inday” Bagasbas has lived a storied life, but it is for her passionate activism in defense of the urban poor in San Roque, a community in the Quezon City area of Metro Manila, for which neighbors and fellow residents are truly thankful.