Month: February 2010

February 1, 2010 Solon asks CHED, DepEd to probe and prohibit fee impositions Kabataan Party-list Raymond “Mong” Palatino today filed House Resolution No. 1577 directing the House committees on basic education and higher and technical education to direct the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) “to probe and prohibit the…

Press Release 2 February 2010 An alliance of overseas Filipino migrant workers in the Middle East today expresses serious apprehension safeguarding the estimated Php.12-B OWWA funds, a compulsory collection of US$25 per departing OFW, held in trust to the government through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), an attached agency of the Department of Labor…

By MARK DANNER CommonDreams.org International Posted by Bulatlat.com Haiti is everybody’s cherished tragedy. Long before the great earthquake struck the country like a vengeful god, the outside world, and Americans especially, described, defined, marked Haiti most of all by its suffering. Epithets of misery clatter after its name like a ball and chain: Poorest country…

Ni ROLAND TOLENTINO Kulturang Popular Kultura Bulatlat.com May kaganyakan na ang kultura sa pagtanggap ng estetikang bading sa pananamit (fashion). Una, tila may umaalagwang sektor sa ekonomiya—partikular ang call center at BPO (Business Process Outsource)—na nagpapaariba rin sa estetika ng bading. Ikalawa, ang mismong estetikang ito ay magkaalinsabay na may dating na kosmopolitan at sterile…