Day: January 6, 2007

Photo by Ace Alegre Bulatlat Gambling appears to be part of life for many people in the Philippines, a country where life has for the most part been harsh enough to make not a few turn to luck and chance for hope. In some areas people are “initiated” into various games of chance early on…

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. 1450…

Kahit mayroong mahigit 10 milyong kababayan ang nagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa, nahihirapan pa ring makapangibang-bansa ang mga Pilipino. Makita pa lang ang berdeng pasport, maasahan na ang sangkatutak na tanong ng immigration officer kung bakit gustong umalis ng bansa ng kawawang Pilipino. NI ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat Madalas ko na ring magamit ang aking pasport. Mula…

Postcapitalist Politics By J.K. Gibson-Graham University of Minnesota Press, 2006 Reading J.K. Gibson-Graham and their affiliation with Australian imperialism in the light of Edward W. Said’s project mentioned at the opening of this review is revealing. Thus we may see why Gibson-Graham’s relationship to the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is not innocent. Indeed,…

This incident is once more threatening to blow up in Mrs. Arroyo’s face revealing just how shaky her regime is and how fearful it is of losing the backing of the U.S. That is the real meaning of “strategic RP-U.S. relations” for this client regime – as it has been for those that preceded it.…

BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE’S LAWYERS-PHILIPPINES (IAPL) Posted by Bulatlat The Philippine Chapter of the International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL) vehemently denounces the recent escape of convicted rapist Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith to the US Embassy staged by conniving Philippine and US officials. As a national chapter of an international organization of human…

What the US and the Philippine government have connived to teach you is imperialism’s most insidious lesson: that whatever you do is an exercise in futility, because you are a citizen of a client state, because your country is a claptrap Third World country without power, because your government is a failed government, because your…