Month: June 2009

Ni ROLANDO TOLENTINO Kulturang Popular Kultura Bulatlat Nang mabalita sa Internet na patay na si Michael Jackson (MJ) noong Hunyo 25, 2009, mabilisan ang palitan ng mensahe, postings at tribute matapos. Marami ang nalungkot. Banggit ng kaibigang Sarah, yung kapatid ng kaibigan niya, yapos-yapos ang sanggol at bigla na lamang napahagulgol. Hindi lamang purong imahinaryong…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Human Rights Watch Bulatlat MANILA — Filipino-American Melissa Roxas finally broke her silence and recounted her ordeal in the hands of the military. Roxas and her two companions, Juanito Carabeo and John Edward Jandoc, were abducted in the afternoon of May 19 in sitio Bagong Sikat, barangay Kapanikian, La Paz town,…

In a perfect world, Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan never would have met. The atrocity that befell them, a most horrendous fate, never would have happened. And they never would have stood now as a testament to the rot that is eating away at the core of this country.


Hiding the Truth, The Arroyo government is claiming credit for purportedly shielding the economy from the world economic crisis. But its claims are so far from the truth. The people are already feeling the crunch and even the statistics of the government point to a downward spin in the economy. (By Flon Faurillo)

By LILIANA SEGURA AlterNet International Posted by Bulatlat If the recent outbreak of right-wing gun violence wasn’t alarming enough, this week brought news that people whose names appear on the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list have somehow managed to purchase firearms at a frighteningly steady rate. Just how steady? According to a new report by…