Day: October 8, 2007

The clock struck twelve. The brothers snuck out of a safehouse in Pangasinan where they were allegedly detained by elements from the 24th Infantry Battalion and hurried towards the highway. Unlike their previous attempt to flee, this time they succeeded. Raymond and Reynaldo Manalo, two farmers from Bulacan, are among the few victims of enforced…

They have stolen the vote; they are stealing taxpayers’ money; they have been stealing the lives of those whose only sin is to work for the common good; and they continue stealing what is left of our national pride. If we let them get away with it, the shame will be on us all. BY…

Even as he is still elated over his latest victory in the Dutch courts, NDFP chief political consultant and ILPS chairman Jose Maria Sison is calling on all supporters of the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations to protest what he described as the “unjust actions” by the U.S., Philippine and Dutch governments. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat…

“Ang DAR naka-TRO, ang bungkalan hindi,” (The Department of Agrarian Reform [DAR] is under a temporary restraining order [TRO], cultivation is not.) Jorge Gatus, 47, president of the farm workers’ cooperative in Barangay Mapalacsiao, Hacienda Luisita told DAR officials in a recent dialogue. BY ABNER BOLOS Gitnang Luzon News Service Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII,…

The killing of Arman Marin by an employee of the Sibuyan Nickel Properties Development Corporation, said the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (PNE), is the latest in a series of deaths related to the Arroyo administration’s mining projects. Kalikasan PNE identified 17 killings, including that of Marin, as occurring in relation to the people’s…