By Michael L. Tan
Hong Kong’s Occupy Central is an intriguing study in civil disobedience. At this writing now into its third day (the fourth, by the time you read this), the protest action has seen the occupation of the central business district of Hong Kong by several thousand people, mostly young students who are boycotting classes.
By Rina Jimenez-David
Even as I write this, the “umbrella revolution” in Hong Kong is continuing, with crowds still filling up the streets, the footage in CNN an eerie reminder of the scenes on Edsa, although most Chinese refer to another event: the student gathering at Tiananmen Square that ended in bloodshed.
By Conrado de Quiros
Juana Change’s detractors, who are as legion as her admirers, will not like this, but it’s well past due that I spoke up for her.
On May 20, given notice that two major groups of public school teachers were planning to hold protests two weeks before the opening of classes to press their petition for a salary increase, the Department of Education warned the teachers that their planned action would “greatly affect the delivery of basic services to our learners.”
I would like to take issue with the Inquirer’s Oct. 6 editorial titled “Crossroads,” specifically its claim that the second Million People March in Ayala last Oct. 4, succeeded “where it counted most” by stepping up the pressure against the pork barrel.