Day: August 15, 2009

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by (Bulatlat.com) BAGUIO CITY The Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company together with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Cordillera Administrative Region insisted that the massive subsidence in Mankayan was caused not by mining but by natural causes. On June 5,…

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by (Bulatlat.com) BAGUIO CITY – As President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s allies in the House of Representatives have not given up their move to transform Congress into a Constituent Assembly (ConAss) to amend the 1987 Constitution, bishops of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) have joined the opposition…

“After all the attempts to block the passage of the Magna Carta of Women, the Filipino women have finally emerged victorious. This is a by-product of women’s continuous struggle for equality and serves as a gateway in support of women’s legitimate concerns.” This is the statement of Representative Liza Maza of Gabriela Women’s Party as…

By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com The economic downturn hasn’t persuaded everyone to pinch pennies. Philippines President Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was at Le Cirque the other night with a large entourage enjoying the good life, even though the former comptroller of her country’s armed services, Carlos Garcia, was found guilty earlier this year of perjury and…

Ni RAUL FUNILAS Inilathala ng (Bulatlat.com) Habang may ugat na natatabunan ng tigang na lupa At nadidilig ng mahibik at mahikbing luha, Patuloy na susupang, mamamalumpong at magdadagta Ang bagong sibol na mandirigma Upang kamtin ang paglayang inaadhika Ng isang bayang dinudusta.

MANILA — While President Arroyo dined for $20,000 in New York, Manobo children only have lugaw, bread and food rations at the evacuation center at the Diocese Pastoral Center in Tandag, Surigao del Sur. (Photo courtesy of Mapasu and Kalumaran / bulatlat.com) Some 1,700 Manobo lumads from Diatagon, Surigao del Sur were displaced last July…