Day: September 20, 2008

They are victims of the same abhorrent acts, although three decades apart. One has searched for a sister, the other is still looking for his parents. One shared the same belief as his sister, the other could not fully understand his parents’ work. But whether it happened during Martial Law or now that we are supposedly under a democracy, whether the relative is a sister, a brother, or a parent, or whether one is an activist or not, the pain one feels in having his or her relative forcibly disappeared by state security agents is still the same; it does not diminish the cruel effects of the crime.

A fact-finding mission organized by the regional office of Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights), the Promotion of Church People’s Rights (PCPR) and the Kapunungan Alang sa Ugma sa Gagmayng Mag-uuma sa Oriental Negros (KAUGMAON) has confirmed massive human rights violations against the peasants in the countryside of Sta. Catalina town in Negros…

BY IBON FOUNDATION* INTERNATIONAL The deep problems of the imperialist-dominated world capitalist system are in very sharp focus today. The majority of humanity has long suffered unremitting poverty and exploitation – but the people are being pushed into even greater difficulties by the current episode of intense economic and financial crisis which is feared to…

he Philippines will host the 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GMFD) this October. Filipino migrant workers, however, deem that the forum will only aggravate their conditions. BY ANGIE DE LARA MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Various groups led by Migrante International staged a protest action in Manila, Sept. 19 to oppose the 2nd Global Forum…

Seventeen years ago, the Philippine Senate voted to reject the renewal of the RP-US Military Bases Agreement, ending more than 40 years of US military presence and activity in the Philippines. The decision was met with acclaim from nearly all quarters, indicating it had broad support from the population. Within a year, the Filipino people once…