Fermin Lorico was a peasant organizer and a mass leader. He had been a marked man. On Wednesday, minutes after attending the anti-charter change rally in Dumaguete City, a gunman shot him several times – the latest in a series of extrajudicial killings of progressive leaders in Negros Oriental.
Day: June 11, 2009
MANILA — A meeting of officials of party-list groups Anakpawis, Bayan Muna, Gabriela, and Kabataan was raided by suspected elements of the military in Cagayan Valley region at past midnight Thursday. Anakpawis reported that around 30 heavily armed men in camouflage uniforms forced their way in while 19 leaders of party-list groups were sleeping at…
‘Stop Cha-cha! Enough of Gloria!’
By RONALYN V. OLEA, JANESS ANN J. ELLAO, MAO HERMITANIO and GLAIZA MAY MUZONES Bulatlat MANILA – On the eve of the anti-charter change rally on Wednesday, text messages were circulating warning people from joining the rally to avoid being infected with the A(H1N1) virus. Some activists speculated that this was ploy by the Arroyo…
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More than a show of force, the protests across the Philippines on Wednesday were an expression of outrage, a manifestation of a people’s growing revulsion toward a regime that has become the most despised since the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.