Day: December 6, 2008

Mine workers are starting to feel the effects of the global financial crisis. The Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company has begun implementing a work rotation scheme. Worse, workers could not avail of loans because the company did not remit to the proper agencies the contributions paid by the workers. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch LABOR…

Foreign companies operating in the country have been affected by the global financial crisis. After the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company in Benguet and the Anvil Mining Ventures in Itogon, it is now the OceanaGold, which is taking measures to cushion the impact of the crisis. BY ACE ALEGRE Contributor Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246 kms. north…

Residents of a small village in Bakun town, Benguet province proved that there is power in numbers as their concerted action led the town mayor to act in their favor affirming their stand against the Royalco Philippines mineral exploration project. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAKUN, Benguet (336 kms. north of…

Scores of School of the America’s graduates eventually became Latin America’s military dictators or their servitors, as well as becoming prime human rights abusers. BY CHARLENE VAN DIJK Council on Hemispheric Affairs INTERNATIONAL Posted by Bulatlat Today, an attempt will be made to eliminate the final refuge of the former School of the Americas (SOA),…

The pro-Chavez United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won 72 percent of the governorships in the November 23, 2008 elections and 58 percent of the popular vote, dumbfounding the predictions of most of the pro-capitalist pollsters and the vast majority of the mass media who favored the opposition. BY JAMES PETRAS INTERNATIONAL Posted by Bulatlat…

The biggest alliance of government employees said that the P10,000 ($202.88) Christmas bonus that they are set to receive is supposed to be a welcome respite but is actually a ‘double-edged sword’. BY BULATLAT The Confederation for the Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) said that the bonus they are set to receive…

An alliance of environmental groups, scientists and grassroots organizations expressed support to the call for a 40 percent reduction in carbon emissions, based on 1990 levels, by 2020 and by more than 95 percent by 2050. BY BULATLAT An alliance of environmental groups, scientists and grassroots organizations expressed support to the call for a reduction…