Day: August 24, 2009

By Bulatlat An organizer of agricultural workers was killed by suspected elements of the paramilitary group Revolutionary Proletarian Army- Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA- ABB), August 21. Carlito B. Dacudao, 49, is a member of the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW), an affiliate of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP). Based on accounts of Karapatan-Negros,…

Ni ROLANDO B. TOLENTINO Kulturang Popular Kultura (Bulatlat.com) Protesta ang lohikal na tugon sa kondisyon ng panunupil ng mga galamay ng estado. At seryoso ang kilusang manggagawa ngayon sa dami ng protesta at welgang kanilang inilulunsad. Ang Alliance of Port/Transport Workers and Porters–North Harbor (APTWP) ay tutol sa pribatisasyon ng operasyon sa port area. Tinatayang…

The living conditions of the Lumad in the evacuation center make them, especially the infants and children, vulnerable to illnesses resulting from lack of food, water and facilities for sanitation. “Their daily lives, work and schools have sadly become “collateral damage to the Arroyo’s counterinsurgency campaign,” says Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan.

“The GRP is condemnable for refusing to release any detained NDFP consultant in accordance with JASIG and for maliciously limiting the liberty of Randall Echanis to six months and making him a hostaged consultant,” Jose Maria Sison, NDF chief political consultant said in a statement sent to the media on Aug. 22. “It is also condemnable for issuing sham safe conduct passes that in fact incriminate and condemn Vicente Ladlad and Rafael Baylosis and that practically serve as their death warrant.”