Day: September 6, 2009

The Manobos of Surigao del Sur may be back home for now, but they still face the threats of militarization – even as they also have to contend with the burden of rebuilding their ravaged homes, schools, and livelihoods. View slideshow

Ni ROLANDO B. TOLENTINO Kulturang Popular Kultura MANILA — Sa kasaysayan ng pagsisimula at pag-unlad, ang pelikula ay isang politikal na media. Politikal dahil malinaw ang mga kolonyal, komersyal at neokolonyal na interest sa pagtataguyod ng filmmaking sa bansa. Na siyang magiging paraan ng pagpapahiwatig ng gitnang uri at maka-estadong politisisasyon ng karanasan, na…

Public school teachers in Cebu not only have to contend with low pay and backbreaking work – they are forced to make do in their classrooms, in many instances spending their own money on their students’ needs. Worse, the Department of Education frowns upon these teachers’ efforts to organize themselves and improve their plight.

By MACARIO PACANA CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — After almost a month since his arrest, Alfredo Mapano finally broke his silence, saying he will face the eight criminal cases filed against him. In an interview, Mapano, allegedly a regular member of the central committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines, appeared healthy…

“It is the experience of every nation that wherever there is a concentration of American soldiers for a prolonged period of time, exploitation and abuse of the local people ensued,” said Emmi de Jesus, secretary-general of Gabriela, the women’s group.

MANILA — Apart from the threat of massive retrenchment, global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s buyout of rival Wyeth would also result in higher drug prices as the giant firm would further control the drug industry. This was the contention of Wyeth workers and the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), who recently held their seventh picket-protest at Wyeth’s…