November 11, 2009 Dear U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I am writing to you because you are going to visit the Philippines to meet with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. I would like to appeal for you to discuss the gross human rights violations happening under the Arroyo administration. I am a United States citizen,…
Day: November 13, 2009
By ARNOLD PADILLA
To a certain degree, Executive Order 839 questioned the lies long peddled by the oil companies and staunch defenders of neoliberalism about neoliberal free market economics. If left unchallenged, EO 839 could become a precedent in policy making: that the government, in the name of public good and welfare, could take decisive action against abusive corporations.
Like laser beams, lighted Christmas decorations on sale illuminate the dark national highway in Gerona, Tarlac. These decorations are already selling briskly with Christmas barely a month away. Gerona is home to the famous lighted decorations in the north, a cottage industry that has made Tarlaquenos proud through the years. (Photo by Artemio A. Dumlao…
Clinton Visit Met with Protest
In a historic convention of urban poor, peasant and labor leaders, Anakpawis, the largest partylist of marginalized sectors in the Philippines, tagged the issues of land distribution and still unresolved massacre of striking workers in Luisita as “flagship social justice problems” that presidentiables should seriously address now.