Day: November 29, 2008

Muslim religious leaders, members of the Jamaah (congregation) at the mosque, students, the academe and civil society groups criticized the Bishop-Ulama Conference (BUC) for its ‘one-sided program of activities’ and alleged ‘malicious and suspicious process’ of event organization. BY LEILA ASANI HALUD Contributor Bulatlat JOLO, Sulu – “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great!) Thousands of protesters…

The proposed amendment in the Constitution seeking to allow the foreign corporations to own land will legitimize the all-out and ongoing exploitation and plunder by foreign corporations of the country’s natural resources. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat The proposed amendment in the Constitution seeking to allow the foreign corporations to own land will legitimize…

NI RUSTUM CASIA Inilathala ng Bulatlat “Our Lord Jesus Christ lost in the survey and he was crucified and that’s how we’re going to judge President?” — Cebu Rep. Pablo Garcia (Kampi) Akala ko, nakita at nadinig ko na ang lahat ng kabulastugan sa Kongreso. Pero ito at humirit na naman ang isang kuneho.* Mantakin…

BY HELEN ASDOLO Secretary General, Gabriela Southern Tagalog 5th Nominee, Gabriela Women’s Party Posted by Bulatlat The junking of the impeachment complaint is a glaring demonstration of injustice in this country. It is proof that big time plunderer and murderers in this country can go scot-free while human rights defenders, advocates and activists like me…

BY FR. JERRY SABADO, O.Carm Convenor, Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation Order of Carmelites Posted by Bulatlat The process to seek the truth is arduous. The hearing at the House of Representatives (HOR) Committee on Justice is frustrating. The numbers power prevailed over the strength of truth and morality. Congressman Pablo Garcia of Kampi…

On Nov. 25, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc passed a resolution moving the date of the OAV registration to February 2009 instead of this December. This, in effect, shortens the time allotted for the OAV registration from nine to seven months. Migrante said this would result in the disenfranchisement of OFWs working in…

A New York City-based women’s group of Filipino-Americans condemned what it calls unfounded charges against 72 activists in Southern Tagalog. Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE), a member of GABRIELA, said the “recent spate of state repression and violations of civil liberties is a continuation of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s deteriorating administration and governance.” BY BULATLAT…

At ito ang aking blast from the past na umantig hindi pa sa aking politika, kundi sa politika ng pagtatanghal ng politika. Ang pananatili ng sistematikong kondisyon ng estado ay nangangahulugan ng pananatili at reimbensyon ng politikal, hindi lamang simpleng pagtatanghal nito, o lalo nang pagbabatikos nito ng walang rekurso sa labas ng indibidualistikong introspeksyon.…