Day: December 24, 2006

Southeast Asia caught greater attention from the U.S. after the latter launched its “war on terror” in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks. Southeast Asia, most especially the Philippines, provided U.S. Pres. George W. Bush with a venue to project the “global war on terror”. And Philippine Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo…

One may see “limited joy” this Christmas in the faces of three men who walked out of prison on December 11, a day after International Human Rights Day. They may be considered “free men” now but for them, the struggle to be free continues as they join a society that they say remains imprisoned by…

Since two years ago when banana plantation and packing workers began forming unions and agitating for legally mandated minimum wage rates, soldiers from the 28th Infantry Battalion have also started harassing them in their barangays (villages). The harassments took a more violent turn with the shooting of union president Vicente Barrios and four other unionists…

For this Christmas and for four more Christmases to come, they are sure of a good roof above their heads. They sprang from the slums and are beneficiaries of a Gawad Kalinga housing project in Tondo, Manila. They were told that they are to stay in these housing units for five years. What happens to…

By Flon Faurillo / Bulatlat President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has recently backtracked on her avowed pro-Charter change stance, in the wake of protests from various segments of society including major church groups. Her move was apparently intended to diffuse the outrage spawned by the Charter change drive, particularly the questionable manner in which House Resolution No.…

Ni Mykel Andrada Inilathala ng Bulatlat Nung nagsisilbi pa ako bilang Vice-Chairperson ng University Student Council ng U.P. Diliman (2001-2002), dalawang palisiya ng administrasyon ng U.P. laban sa mga estudyante ng unibersidad ang naipatupad. Dalawang bagay ito na umukilkil sa akin ng matagal dahil para akong ginulpi-de-gulat sa pagpapatupad nito. Isa rito ang Revitalized General…

NI ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat Unang Bersyon: Mga nasagap kong balita sa Singapore: 1. Uso pa rin ang pamamalo. May iba’t ibang laki at taba ng yantok na mabibili sa mga lumang tindahan, depende sa laki ng batang papaluin. 2. Hindi pwedeng pag-usapan ang yaman ng pamilyang Lee, ang namumuno sa bansa. 3. Bawal ang chewing…