Day: June 26, 2010

By Dateline Philippines MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has granted the petition for writs of amparo and habeas data filed by the family of Gregan Cardeño, a translator for American forces in Mindanao, who was found dead last February 2 inside his room at the Joint Special Operation Task Force (JSOTFP) military headquarters…

By LYN V. RAMO Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – With the oath taking of Pres. Benigno Aquino III on June 30, college students here called on him to veer away from his predecessor’s practice of favoring the military in budget allocations and to prioritize education instead. The students also condemned the worsening campus repression. The school…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — After more than two years in prison, political detainee Randy Felix Malayao was acquitted of murder charges filed against him for the killing of former Cagayan governor and congressman Col. Rodolfo Aguinaldo. The Regional Trial Court Branch 03 also found Randy not guilty of murdering Aguinaldo’s bodyguard, Joey…

BY (CJ Kuizon / davaotoday.com) DAVAO CITY—Pagbabago Mindanao People’s Movement for Change presented a six-point program that they hope incoming President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III will prioritize during his first 100 days in office. Sister Diane Cabasagan, RGS, Pagbabago convenor, said Aquino’s top concerns for Mindanao should include meaningful reforms for its economy, particularly for…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat MANILA – Merlinda Aquino, 40, has been contacting the Philippine embassy in Riyadh for help. She wanted to escape from her project manager who has been verbally abusing her and return home to the Philippines. But instead of a rescue plan, Welfare Officer Nestor Burayag gave Aquino a choice…


Workers, led by progressive labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), on Friday call on President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to immediately address their demand for a legislated nationwide P125 across-the-board wage hike. The workers gather in front of Aquino’s residence in Times Street, Quezon City, carrying huge yellow ribbons bearing the calls “P125 wage increase” and “Prosecute Gloria Arroyo”.