Month: November 2005

The record of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the U.S. government reveals that she will not likely support any legal action against five U.S. Marines who are accused of gang-raping a Filipino woman on Nov. 1. By Bulatlat The record of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA)…

By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman Our first, short visit to Cuba has left us impressed with the accomplishments of the island-nation that for more than 40 years has stood up to global capitalism. We also returned home aware of the many limits of the revolution – some brought on or exacerbated by U.S. economic…

How does one of the smallest countries in the world stand up to bullying by the sole superpower? There are answers to be found in No Mas Bloqueo (No More Blockade), an inter-active multi-media CD produced and distributed by Cuba’s Ministry of External Relations. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com How does one of the smallest…

The frustrating quest for justice for Christopher Batan’s death reflects the justice system in the country: It works at a snail’s pace and you don’t even know if it is headed to the right direction. Twelve years since his death, Chris’ family, friends and tribe mates are still waiting for full justice. BY ARTHUR L.…

The call for a snap election is a sure sign of desperation, not among the opposition but among Mrs. Arroyo’s own allies, many of whom are beginning to realize how incorrigibly focused she is on staying in power, even if it be to the entire nation’s detriment. By the Center for People Empowerment in Governance…

The overseas Filipinos’ alliance Migrante International has accused the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of favoring a “whitewash” on the case of domestic helper Ivy Collantes Bautista, who was found dead Sept. 27 in her employer’s residence in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. BY Bulatlat.com The overseas Filipinos’ alliance Migrante International has accused the Department of Foreign…