Month: August 2008

As Congress opens, the only women’s party-list group in the House of Representatives continues to uphold women’s rights and welfare through legislation.  The Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) shares with Bulatlat its priority bills and resolutions, which include scrapping the Value-Added Tax and the Visiting Forces Agreement, tackling human trafficking, working for maternity leave extension, legislating…

BY WORKERS WORLD www.workers.org ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 26, August 3-9, 2008 Another moment of truth approaches. While Washington finally joined talks with Tehran, Congress is still considering a resolution calling for an air, sea and land blockade of Iran, opening one path to war. What is the relationship between U.S.…

The provincial government in Ifugao through the Ifugao Rice Terraces and Cultural Heritage Office (IRTCHO), together with farmers’ and non-government organizations, is now ready for the rehabilitation of the damaged portions of the rice terraces of Hungduan and Mayoyao towns. BY JEREMY M. GAWONGNA PIO-Ifugao / Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 26,…

Artists of various disciplines congregated to make the ‘People’s SONA’ a cultural affair as well. Theatrics, musical numbers and poetry-reading were performed. Enormous, hideous effigies stood side-by-side, creative banners and streamers were hung everywhere and the backdrop bore the color and image of people’s dissent. The cultural concept of the event intended to educate the…

As the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) celebrated its 22nd anniversary, media practitioners presented today’s state of the Philippine media. BY HANNAH FAITH DORMIDO Bulatlat Volume VIII, Number 26, August 3-9, 2008 If Mrs. Arroyo’s State of the Nation Address was full of applauses from her cohorts in Congress, the State of…

May retransformasyon ng kultural na kapital ang kaakibat ng mainstreaming ng indie films. Ang dating indie filmmaker ay ngayon ay inaasahang maging astute marketers na rin ng kanyang pelikula. NI ROLAND TOLENTINO KULTURANG POPULAR KULTURA Bulatlat Volume VIII, Number 26, August 3-9, 2008 Kung bilang ang pagbabatayan, indie films na ang namamayagpag sa Pilipinas. Sila…

BY MEDZ MONTEREAL Contributed to Bulatlat August 1, 2008 – 2:56 p.m. Government employees, teachers and workers held a demonstration today at the main office of Social Security Systems (SSS) as former National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Chair Romulo Neri sits as the new SSS president. Antonio Tinio, chairperson of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers…