Day: April 4, 2009

To eliminate the ASG, Amirah Lidasan, secretary-general of the Moro Christian Peoples’ Alliance, said the MNLF and the MILF need to muster the political will to put an end to the groups that perpetrate kidnappings. It would mean, she said, helping cut the warlords’ power over the communities, as well as their ties with the local government, the military, and the police. “The government will not do anything like that, since Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo even coddles known warlords in Mindanao,” Lidasan said.

A fact-finding mission led by various peasant groups and non-government organizations revealed that farmers in Nueva Ecija towns received substandard hybrid rice seeds under the government’s GMA Rice Program. Worse, the Department of Agriculture’s response to the problem was far from being satisfactory. BY RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat Unlike the traditional rice seeds, the SL-8H…

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), was happy when the Dutch Public Prosecution Service decided to dismiss the charges against him for inciting murder in relation to the killings of Romulo Kintanar and Arturo Tabara…

The January 15 kidnapping of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) workers Filipina Mary Jean Lacaba, Italian Eugenio Vagni, and Swiss Andreas Notte is truly deplorable. However, the bigger question is not why the Abu Sayyaf did it but how. How could the Abu Sayyaf survive the continuous joint operations of the AFP and…

Cebu residents are for reproductive health (RH), unlike what opponents of the cause say. This was the message of the newly-formed Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN)-Cebu chapter as they vowed to intensify the tri-media information campaign about the importance of passing the controversial bill. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Correspondent Bulatlat Cebu residents are for reproductive…

NI JOI BARRIOS Inilathala ng Bulatlat Mahal na kabaro, Mahal na kapatid, Ang balita tungkol sa babaeng ginahis, nagsakdal, at nagpalit ng testimonya ay balitang batid kong lumatay sa bawat dibdib, pinipilit ang bawat isa na bumagtas sa ngayon at sa nakalipas, sa ngayon at sa hinaharap. Pagkat paano nalilimot ang gahasa? Ang paghablot ng…