A Bulatlat.com Exclusive Having to leave the Philippines for the United States when she was nine years old was a particularly painful experience for Filipino-American Melissa Roxas. Her desire to trace her roots brought her back to the country of her birth where, in May, soldiers kidnapped and tortured her for days.
Day: July 19, 2009
Political Prisoner Remains in Jail Despite Court’s Dismissal of Cases
“How can we claim to be under a democracy when a political prisoner continues to languish in jail even as all the trumped-up charges filed against her have already been dismissed?”
Audio: UP Professor Sarah Raymundo Talks About Her Case
Sarah Raymundo Talks About Her Case
UP Continues to Deny Tenure to Professor; Colleagues Cry Academic-Freedom Violation
The University of the Philippines is regarded as an institution where academic freedom is at its best. Ironically, the case of one of its professors, Sarah Raymundo, seems to go against the grain of the university’s liberal tradition.
‘Gathering Storm’ Awaits Arroyo in Last Months in Office and Beyond
A troubled economy, widespread joblessness, human-rights violations, corruption, and political maneuverings are whipping public discontent against Arroyo, warns Ibon Foundation.
Brocka Festival to Showcase New Socially Oriented Films
By TERENCE KRISHNA V. LOPEZ Bulatlat.com MANILA – The resurgence of political films in the country may well be underway, courtesy of the Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival that will run from August 5 to 28. Pandayang Lino Brocka, sponsored by Tudla Productions, an alternative video organization, in cooperation with the…
Photo of the Week: Young ‘Director’
Benjie Oliveros | The Mighty Pharmaceutical Industry
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat.com MANILA — Sen. Mar Roxas is raising hell about the alleged collusion between the Arroyo government and the pharmaceutical industry to delay if not derail the implementation of Republic Act 9502, or the “Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008,” which was signed on June 6, 2008. Among…
Lohika ng Rali
Ni ROLANDO B. TOLENTINO Kulturang Popular Kultura Bulatlat.com Naitatanong ko sa mga estudyante kung nakadalo na ba sila ng rali. At parati pa rin akong nagugulat na mangilan-ngilan lamang ang magtataas ng kamay para magsabing nakadalo na sila. Iniisip kong ang rali ang isa sa mga check-activity sa UP, kundi man sa buhay-kolehiyo. Hindi ba’t…
News in Pictures: Workers at KFC Matalino Up in Arms Vs Management
Workers at the KFC branch along Matalino Street in Quezon City hold a picket in front of the fast-food chain to protest unfair labor practices by the management. Among their complaints are contractualization. (Photo by Raymund Villanueva / bulatlat.com)