Day: May 17, 2008

The House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture chair Abraham Mitra, during the committee’s regional consultation here, said that the budget for the agriculture sector should be increased and that it should even be larger budget than the military’s. BY CYE REYES Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 LA TRINIDAD,…

May mga ginagawa naman ang pamahalaan para bigyang-solusyon ang sunud-sunod na pagtaas ng presyo ng langis. Ang tanong lang siyempre ay kung sapat ba ang mga ito para makatulong sa mga tao. NI DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Konteksto / Pinoy Weekly Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 May mga ginagawa naman ang…

Granite, the light-colored plutonic rocks found mostly in mountain belts and continental shield areas, is now a popular material in construction of concrete houses and as ornament to buildings. In the mountainous, almost remote village in Southern Camarines Sur (496 kilometers south of Manila), it is a source of livelihood for its residents. BY EL…

For a month, the military conducted intensive military operations in their village. Fields were bombed; soldiers encamped in the heart of the village; the people were prohibited from leaving their homes; and their farm animals were stolen. Elders of Tubo, Abra have had enough. They announced that they would file cases of human rights violation…

Even the church is not safe from the recent military occupation of the tri-boundary of Abra, Mountain Province and Ilocos Sur provinces. BY JOHN ERIC B. ESCALANTE Northern Dispatch HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – Even the church is not…

For Mohagher Iqbal, MILF chief negotiatior, Malaysia’s pullout from the International Monitoring Team (IMT) in the peace talks with the GRP means the negotiations are “shaky on the ground.” BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 For Mohagher Iqbal, chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Negotiating Panel, Malaysia’s…

Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights) has condemned the killing of Davao peasant leader Celso Pojas, the first victim of extrajudicial killing in Davao City. BY BULATLAT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights) has condemned the killing of Davao peasant leader…

Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights) has condemned the killing of Davao peasant leader Celso Pojas, the first victim of extrajudicial killing in Davao City. BY BULATLAT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights) has condemned the killing of Davao peasant leader…

For a month, the military conducted intensive military operations in their village. Fields were bombed; soldiers encamped in the heart of the village; the people were prohibited from leaving their homes; and their farm animals were stolen. Elders of Tubo, Abra have had enough. They announced that they would file cases of human rights violation…