Day: May 26, 2007

NI OLIVER CARLOS Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 16 May 27-June 2, 2007 May mga damdaming pilit mang iwaksi Nukal di’t sisibol at di maikubli. Pag-ibig sa bayan pilit mang itanggi Mabibigkas pa rin nitong mga labi.. Pag-ibig na ito sa lupang nagkanlong Sa mga pangarap at musmos na layon, Pilit mang supilin sa…

(Kay Jonas Burgos, desaparecido) NI MARK ANGELES Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 16 May 27-June 2, 2007 Noong mawala ang susi ng aparador, itinaob namin ang buong bahay. Bakit hindi kita hahanapin, Jonas, ngayong dinukot ka ng mga operatiba ni Arroyo? Waring umalingawngaw sa aking sintido ang iyong tinig: Aktibista ako! Aktibista ako! —…

The thing the person in the picture is pointing to in Tatalon, an urban poor community in Quezon City, is not a state-of-the art transformer or electric equipment. Those are actually electric meters of the households in the community. The meter reader from Meralco, the electric distribution utility, has to use a pair of binoculars…

As the national canvassing of votes for the recently-concluded senatorial and local elections continues to go full-swing, all eyes are on the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) – as massive fraud is alleged to have taken place in two of the region’s provinces while failure of elections has been declared in another. BY ALEXANDER…

The leaders of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa-Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPM-P/RPA-ABB), a group that split from the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in the 1990s, have begun accusing each other of corruption and gangsterism – and seem headed for a bloody showdown. BY KARL G. OMBION AND RICHARD PAUYON Bulatlat…

“I am a witness to the suffering of my struggling people, and I join them in their fight for liberation.” BY REY ASIS Asian Students Association Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 16 May 27-June 2, 2007 A warm smile, a calm countenance, strong, unyielding conviction… These words best describe , recently-elevated cardinal of Hong…

A look at the election outcome in some of the political turfs would show whether the geopolitical balance of power has changed without necessarily shaking the infrastructures of political dynasties in those areas. By the Policy Study, Publication and Advocacy (PSPA) Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) Posted by Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH Vol. VII,…

Despite the recent oil price rollbacks, IBON computations show that oil products in the country are still overpriced by P2.12 ($0.043) per liter. While the Filipino people suffers from increases in the prices of basic goods and services, oil companies earned P3.32 billion ($68,729,945) from January to November, 2006, of which more than P2.86 billion…