Month: February 2005

The relevance of The Forbidden Book lies not only in the wealth of historical information and insights that it provides. It comes at a time when the U.S. is engaged in another imperialist war, this time in Iraq. Leafing through the book, one finds himself or herself confronted by similarities between the Philippine-American War and…

How are the rules of bodong (traditional peace pact) and state laws used to settle conflicts between two tribes? This question elicited a thousand and one responses from Kalinga tribes who, in an assembly here last week, moved for the holding of a bodong congress soon. By Lyn V. Ramo and Marlon Gomarcho Northern Dispatch…

Student power produced results in Baguio last week then Nursing and midwifery students succeeded in reducing “affiliation fees” by several thousands of pesos. BY ABI TAGUBA BENGWAYAN Northen Dispatch Reposted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY – In a time of tuition increases nationwide, nursing and midwifery students of the Baguio Central University (BCU) had a 71…

At Sitio Top Hill, Cebu City, there is always someone in each house who stays awake at night, boiling water for coffee. Ever since the attempted eviction of its urban poor residents several months ago, they have learned to be alert and keep their guard – to protect themselves and their homes. BY JANE CATHERINE…

With the country’s human rights situation already in dire straits, rights advocates say the passage of an anti-terror bill is like creating a new monster that would trample on the rights of innocent Filipinos. As a human rights lawyer said, “Fighting its implementation is protecting the innocent.” BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com It took only a…

The violence in Sulu the past weeks, which was punctuated by the series of bombings in three key cities on Feb. 14, indicate that the objectives of the 1996 peace agreement are far from achieved. By Carlos H. Conde Bulatlat.com MANILA – Nearly a decade ago, the Philippine government and the Moro National Liberation Front…

The Macapagal-Arroyo government is reportedly deeply involved in defense talks with U.S. and Japanese defense officials that would pave the way for the transfer of U.S. forces from Okinawa to the Philippines for a long-term stay and the increased role of Japanese security forces in Asia Pacific and elsewhere. Posted By:Bulatlat.com The Macapagal-Arroyo government is…