Day: August 30, 2009

Ni ROLANDO B. TOLENTINO Kulturang Popular Kultura Bulatlat.com Sa alingasngas na nalikha ng seleksyon ng 2009 National Artists Award (NAA), dalawang isyu ang tumitingkad na pangunahing diskurso: sa punto na may pakiwaring agrabyado—mga pambansang alagad ng sining, “lehitimong” artista, intelektwal, manggagawang pangkultura, at elitista—ang madalas masambit ay ang diskurso ng delicadeza o ang pagkilos ng…

By MARYA SALAMAT
The massive layoffs in the Philippines brought about by the global financial crisis and the increasing appetite of companies for more profit have exposed yet again the Arroyo regime’s sympathy not for workers but for capitalists. And instead of ensuring that workers’ rights are protected, the Department of Labor and Employment has become an even more willing tool by companies to satisfy their greed.