Day: May 12, 2007

NI JOSE F. LACABA Inilathala ng Bulatlat TULA Vol. VII, No. 14 May 13-19, 2007 Mabuhay ka, kaibigan! Mabuhay ka! Iyan ang una’t huli kong Tagubilin at habilin: Mabuhay ka! Sa edad kong ito, marami akong maibibigay na payo. Mayaman ako sa payo. Maghugas ka ng kamay bago kumain. Maghugas ka ng kamay pagkatapos kumain.…

Fraud recycles the political dynasties and keeps them in power. It breeds generations of cheaters, corrupt politicians, mediocre executives, bribe takers, absenteeism in Congress. It is part of the lifeblood of bureaucrat capitalism. BY THE POLICY STUDY, PUBLICATION AND ADVOCACY (PSPA) PROGRAM CENTER FOR PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT IN GOVERNANCE (CENPEG) Posted by Bulatlat ANALYSIS Vol. VII,…

Interview with Coni Ledesma, international spokesperson of Makibaka, Filipino revolutionary woman’s association May 14, election day in the Philippines, may signal a historic turning-point in its political devolution since the February 1986 “people power” revolt overthrew the U.S.-backed Marcos dictatorship. BY E. SAN JUAN, JR.* Contributed to Bulatlat OPINION Vol. VII, No. 14 May 13-19,…

Fixing the spotlights to be used for political rallies in Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City, a guy keeps his balance as if on a slippery palosebo pole. He is seemingly oblivious to the precarious nature of his job as the elections are one of the busiest and lucrative times for him. Equally worthy of mention is…

An anti-fraud watchdog and several militant groups have expressed concern over possible tampering of overseas Filipino workers’ (OFWs) votes. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH Vol. VII, No. 14 May 13-19, 2007 An anti-fraud watchdog and several militant groups have expressed concern over possible tampering of overseas Filipino workers’ (OFWs) votes through outsourcing the…

Residents of the first district of Camarines Sur comprising the municipalities of Cabusao, Del Gallego, Libmanan, Lupi, Minalabac, Pamplona, Pasacao, Ragay, San Fernando, and Sipocot are being forced to attend seminars conducted by the 42nd Infantry Battalion under Lieutenant Colonel Dece M. Yabo of the 9th Infantry Division. BY ARTEMIO F. CUSI III Contributed to…