Day: April 20, 2009

Inspired and challenged by the increasing coverage of the plight of Filipinos overseas in the various media and the accessibility of various film equipment, a group of Filipino migrants in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam recently underwent a first-of-its-kind three-day training/workshop on basic filmmaking under the tutelage of multi-awarded filmmaker Aureaus Solito of Ang Pagdadalaga…

In Iraq, time leaves bloody marks upon each day of the ongoing US occupation. The policies of the Obama administration, adopted from the Bush administration, continue to wreak their havoc on the Iraqi people. BY DAHR JAMAIL Truthout INTERNATIONAL Posted by Bulatlat In Iraq, time leaves bloody marks upon each day of the ongoing US…

As administration allies push for amendments of economic provisions in the Constitution, research group IBON Foundation says that the resolution seeking to allow corporations to own land and land-based resources in the Philippines are based on an outmoded ideology which believes that liberalizing the economy to greater foreign investment will lead to development. BY IBON…

Bawat politikong tarpaulin, tulad ng ad na pangunahing gamit nito, ay naghahanap ng politikal na lehitimasyon. Kaya nga nagpapatarpaulin ang politiko, para maging lehitimong politiko. At tulad ng bombardment ng materyales sa panahon ng eleksyon, kung sino na lamang ang may memory recall—ang matunog, mabango, kilala–ang siyang mahahalal. Ibig sabihin, ang tarpaulin ay deodorant lamang…

What the QCPD did to Ted Failon, his household and to her sister-in-law Pamela Arteche merely reflects the impunity prevailing in the country. The last time the government, the AFP and the police, then integrated under the Philippine Constabulary, acted with such impunity was during the height of the Marcos fascist dictatorship. It was also…

A citizens’ group in the Bicol Region has thrown its support behind any investigation that the Senate would undertake into the social cost of the presence of US troops in the country, as well as its adverse effects on the local community. This statement of support by the Bikolano Alliance for Nationalism Against Balikatan (BAN Balikatan) came on the heels of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan’s call for an investigation into reports that US soldiers participating in the Balikatan military exercises in Bicol are enjoying nightly prostitution “services”.