Day: February 17, 2007

With nine screws placed in her left foot and two big screws in her spinal column, Carmelita Lagata, a domestic helper in Kuwait, was teary-eyed relating the pain she had to endure after an accident while running away from her employer. She even had to fend for herself during those trying times as the government…

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance) hit the resumption of Balikatan exercises in Mindanao and called on senatorial and congressional candidates to take a stand against the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance) hit the resumption of Balikatan exercises in Mindanao…

A student activist was killed last February 15 while the United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial, arbitrary and summary executions was meeting with executives of the National Security Council. This has led human rights groups to conclude that there is no end in sight for political killings in the country. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat Just…