Day: August 19, 2006

First of three parts In the long-drawn war against the Marxist guerrillas where force takes the lead, the country’s security forces have had a reproachable record in human rights threatening even legitimate political dissent, the peaceful advocacy of radical reform and, now, the use of the legislature to push for patriotic and progressive legislation. BY…

Top nursing educators and former CHED authorities say that the recent nursing board exam leakage is just the tip of a bigger problem – the deterioration in the country’s nursing education and government’s export of nurses abroad. By Arthur L. Allad-iw Northern Dispatch Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – “Why blame us on the mess attributable to…

Certain things stand out despite the inevitable fog of war, including the accompanying lop-sided propaganda war being waged, that a fair-minded and serious person can make out. And that is, it is overwhelmingly the Lebanese people – civilians who are getting killed by the hundreds and wounded by the thousands, with one third of the…

The Bicol Region, located at the southernmost part of Luzon, is one of the places where the battle between the government and communist revolutionaries for winning the hearts and minds of the people is particularly intense. Mang Ricky and Aling Melba, interviewed by Bulatlat somewhere in the region, said that aside from the poverty they…

The diminutive dilis (Philippine anchovy) plays a big role in the lives of villagers in Dimasalang town in the island-province of Masbate. Native folks here say it is the only fish variety that can be processed in two ways and is useful, rain or shine. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com DIMASALANG, Masbate – The sun was…