Month: August 2007

William Claver was among those who attended the July 28 memorial mass that honored the late Alyce Omengan-Claver, a victim of extra-judicial killing in an ambush that originally intended to kill her husband, Dr. Constancio “Chandu” Claver, last year. He is esteemed throughout the Cordillera as a champion of indigenous peoples’ rights. BY LYN V.…

Mention the names Crisanto Evangelista, Amado V. Hernandez, and Felixberto Olalaia Sr. and one is reminded of the history of the militant workers’ movement in the Philippines. Felixberto Olalia Sr. was instrumental in the rebirth of the militant labor movement during the dark days of Martial Law, the peak of which was the founding of…

Twenty-two year-old Reynante from Barangay (village) Patar in Bolinao, Pangasinan shows off his catch of small lobster, small octopus and several other small fishes. In his single catch the rich marine biodiversity of Bolinao, in which the town prides itself, is easily evident. Bolinao is one of the many areas in the Philippines that all…