Year: 2007

Examinees of the Civil Engineering Board Exam will file a TRO at the appellate court once the PRC rules unfavorably on their “no retake” petition. By dabet Castaneda Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 45, December 16-22, 2007 Civil Engineering aspirants who took the licensure exams on Nov. 17 and 18 vow to file a temporary restraining…

There’s no letting up. Before the Christmas break, various groups gathered together in an interfaith rally, Dec. 14 at the Roxas Blvd in Manila and reiterated calls for Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to resign. BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 45, December 16-22, 2007 There’s no letting up. Before the Christmas break, various groups gathered…

The Nov. 29 takeover of the Peninsula Hotel led by detained military rebels sharpens a continuing trend to resolve the current political crisis through extra-constitutional means. A new twist to this piece de resistance is the fact that prominent political and religious personalities lent their presence. Their act dramatized openness to merging with initiatives taken…

It is not enough to commemorate International Human Rights Day and remember the transgressions of the Macapagal-Arroyo administration on our hard-fought for rights. We should also be relentless in the struggle against the impunity of the Macapagal-Arroyo administration until we have put a stop to the transgressions, attained justice for the victims, and ushered in…

Evacuees, students, health workers, and relatives of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) were one in condemning the human rights record of the Macapagal-Arroyo administration. BY REYNA MAE TABBADA Bulatlat HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Vol. VII, No. 44, December 9-15, 2007 Evacuees, students, health workers, and relatives of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) were one in condemning the human…

The search seemed fruitless. But there were disturbing clues that corroborate testimonies given by escaped abductees. BY RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Contributed to Bulatlat HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Vol. VII, No. 44, December 9-15, 2007 It was six o’clock and the sun was still hiding behind the eastern mountains that chilly morning of Dec. 4. The Karapatan (Alliance…

Newly released national income accounts (NIA) figures show that overseas Filipino workers’ (OFWs) remittances are once again instrumental in economic growth. But the case of Marilou Ranario highlights the sacrifices OFWs make for such “growth,” according to independent think-tank IBON Foundation. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 44, December 9-15,2007 Newly released…

Prof. Monico Atienza, a teacher and poet succumbed to cancer of the throat after almost a year in coma. He was 60 years old. Hundreds came to give tribute to a man they rightfully described as a true revolutionary. BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 44, December 9-15, 2007 Prof. Monico Atienza, a teacher,…