Day: January 12, 2008

Kung sa Minamata, mamamatay muna ang mga biktima at ang sibilyang nagkaso bago makatamo ng katarungan, sa Pilipinas, paano mo aantaying mamatay ang pinakamaraming bilang ng mamamayan? Hindi na nga inaantay mabawasan ang bilang, minamasaker pa ang mga nag-aaklas na magsasaka. NI ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat Kulturang Popular Kultura Vol. VII, No. 48, January 13-19, 2008…

NI PAPA OSMUBAL Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 48, January 13-19, 2008 Ngayong hatinggabi magtitipon sila sa karimlan, sa kasukalan, sa gitna ng mga dahon at pangarap. Tila mga pusa, ang kanilang mga mata ay masisilab, at iyan ang dahilan kung bakit natitiyak nila ang kinabukasan. Subali’t di kagaya ng pusa hindi sila biniyayahan…

“The year 2007 showed us that despite the many cases of harassments, threats and intimidations such as the filing of fabricated cases and other forms of human rights violations in Ilocos, the people remained vigilant and firm in their fight for their rights. This year, we are intensifying our fight for the advancement of human…

Philex Mining Corporation’s open pit operations expansion in Barangay Camp 3 in Tuba, Benguet may be halted as its Special Mines Permit expires this week. BY ACE ALEGRE Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 48, January 13-19, 2008 Philex Mining Corporation’s open pit operations expansion in Barangay Camp 3 in Tuba, Benguet may…

The gentler among the Cordillera mountain peoples – Ifugaos – might not be as fierce as the Kalingas and Bontocs, but they are fighters too. Contesting the alleged “theft” of their lands within the 540 megawatt Magat Dam, Asia’s biggest dam by Isabela province, Governor Teododor Baguilat Jr. said they question why two lots in…

The painstaking process of making the traditional Iloco basi includes boiling the sugarcane sap for at least two hours before placing the liquid into clay pots or tapayan for a three-month fermentation process. Basi-making is one of the booming small-scale industries in the Ilocos region such as this one located in Baruyan, Bangui, Ilocos Norte.…