Day: May 29, 2010

By ARTEMIO A. DUMLAO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY — At least 68 guns-for-hire are still roaming free in the Ilocos Region contracting “kills” for a fee, police admitted here in this resort city 246 kms. north of Manila. Although 11 were considered “neutralized” before and during the May polls, the rest of…

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BONTOC, Mountain Province – Some 500 residents marched to the streets of Bontoc with placards denouncing poll violations during the campaign period and on election day. Mostly comprised of supporters of the three losing congressional candidates, members of the Katribu partylist and Makabayan Coalition, the protesters trooped…

By SARAH NEWMAN Alternet International Posted by Bulatlat.com The production of palm oil, the common ingredient in an astounding number of products, is causing deforestation, global warming emissions and a loss of biodiversity. The aisles of any American grocery store, whether it’s a big-box behemoth or a cramped urban bodega, are filled with enough packaged…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The faint smile on Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Jose Melo during the evening of May 10 indicated feelings of relief and pride that they were able to push through with the automated elections. A lot of people were bedazzled by the speed by which the election returns were tabulated. Soon,…