Month: March 2008

Tuluy-tuloy na ba ito? (Will this go on and on?) This is the question on everyone’s mind. Three weeks ago, nobody would have foreseen that they would be asking this question now. Similarly, it would be impossible to foresee how long, how far and how fast events will go, including the unraveling of this “evil”…

Big-time corruption by the Mafioso in Malacañang in a series of unexplained negotiated contracts with foreign powers have squandered the people’s money, and as a consequence, little is left for basic social services for our far-flung communities. It is ironic that, especially in the island of Mindanao, U.S. Special Operations Forces with a sinister agenda,…

BY THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – PHILIPPINES CENTRAL CONFERENCE Posted by Bulatlat DEMOCRATIC SPACE Vol. VII, No. 5, March 2-8, 2008 As co-creators of life, we women feel the deep pain of the people’s longing for a just and peaceful nation. From our wombs and our inner beings we bring forth life and we commit…

As the book Confessions of an Economic Hitman describes it, corporatocracy “exploits desperate people and is executing history’s most brutal selfish and ultimately self-destructive resource-grab.” BY ALGAMAR A LATIPH Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 5, March 2-8, 2008 John Perkins, the author, narrated on how the “corporatocracy” (which comprises corporations, banks and government) created…

For hours we discussed the state of Philippine politics, American foreign policy, and neo-colonialism, complete with my requisite apologies for the sins of my ancestors, when the conversation turned to a recent piece of news. In an episode of a popular TV series in the United States, Desperate Housewives, a character had made a disparaging…

Huwag mo nang ipagpatuloy ang pagbabasa nito kung sangkot ka sa pagtatakip ng katotohanan tungkol sa $329-milyong proyektong NBN (national broadband network). Hindi para sa iyo ang mensaheng ito dahil hindi mo kayang intindihin ang teksto at konteksto nang walang perang katapat. Ni Danilo Araña Arao KONTEKSTO/Pinoy Weekly Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 5,…

Interfaith rally gathers big anti-GMA crowd People power is alive in this highland city as shown in mass actions launched here calling for the immediate resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, belying administration claims that there is widespread people-power fatigue. Nationally coordinated mass actions launched last Feb. 25 and Feb. 29 have proven the opposite of…