Soothing Music. The woman playing the guitar in the picture appears to have fallen asleep not because of her music, which she has probably not completed yet, but by the orchestra of the busy street: the honking of horns, the rumble of engines, the footsteps and conversations of people passing by. (By Owen S. Bayog)
Day: July 4, 2009
The State of the Bakwits (S.O.B.), a joint coverage of Mindanao and Manila journalists held on June 29 to July 1, 2009 was intended to focus public attention on a humanitarian tragedy that we believe has not been given the attention it deserves. Coming from different media organizations in Mindanao and Manila, we issue this…
After their brush with visiting journalists last week, the military in Maguindanao gave clearance to aid agencies to distribute rice and food relief in the province. For many evacuees, it was the first relief assistance they received after three months. (Photo by Froilan Gallardo)
Dr. Rogelio Peñera, an AH1N1 expert with the health department killed on June 24, was also active in a group of progressive doctors who provide basic medical services to the poor. Five of his colleagues at the Davao City-based United Integrated Health Services Foundation are included in the military’s order of battle.
The employees at Triumph International who are about to lose their jobs are wringing their hands over what awaits them in these difficult times. They are likewise upset that the labor department, instead of helping them, has been assisting the German company in its machinations to get rid of its workers.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat MANILA — First, they made sure that House Resolution 1109 was passed before Congress went into recess. The attendance during the voting was one of the highest in the history of the Lower House. There were reports that after the voting, there was a long queue of legislators leading to…
To some, Susan Fernandez was an educator. To her children, she was a loving mother. To the many who have known her since the 1970s, she was a singer and a patriot, rendering songs that reflected the people’s yearnings.