By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — “Watching Sigwa reminds people of what the youth did during the First Quarter Storm (FQS) of the 1970s to contribute to the liberation of the Filipino people from the Marcos dictatorship,” said Francisco Blanco, a former youth activist during martial law. Three activists during martial law shared…
Day: July 15, 2010
Aquino Urged to Respond to the Needs of the Urban Poor
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Justice, jobs, immediate relief, and a review of the government’s housing program to make it more affordable are the most pressing concerns of the urban poor, said Kadamay.
Benjie Oliveros | The Aquino Government Should Start Addressing Impunity
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat.com When Fernando Baldomero a Bayan Muna member in Kalibo, Aklan and Jose Daguio a radio broadcaster from Tabuk, Kalinga were killed, we said this should serve as wake up call for Pres. Benigno Aquino III to address other serious problems besetting the country as well, especially the impunity in killings.…
‘Sigwa’: Reliving the First Quarter Storm of 1970
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Related story: For FQS Veterans, Activism Is in Their Hearts MANILA — Fresh from their highly acclaimed movie Dukot, multi-awarded director Joel Lamangan and Palanca awardee Bonifacio Ilagan team up again to pay tribute to the historic series of protest actions in ’70s and relive the untold struggles, intrigues,…
ABS-CBN Defends Firing of 41 Workers (So Far)
By MARYA SALAMAT
The network said it is “not dismissing or retrenching employees.” Instead, it describes the dismissals as an “ongoing process.”
Carol Pagaduan-Araullo | Mr. Aquino, Stop the Killings!
By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO
The cold-blooded assassination of Bayan Muna Aklan coordinator and Lezo town councilor Fernando Baldomero last Monday is forcing the hand of President Benigno Aquino to not only denounce extra-judicial killings (EJKs) and promise to go after their perpetrators but to deal with its obvious link with the government’s counterinsurgency program called Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL).
Group Demands Junking RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement over Death of Filipino Interpreter
By GERMELINA LACORTE / Davao Today
Cardeno’s unexplained death while working for the US troops in February and the death of the Philippine Army officer a month later have renewed calls among militant groups to junk the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the US and the Philippines.
Nograles’ Defeat Dampens Endorsement of Scholarship Program
By CJ KUIZON / Davao Today
After former House Speaker Prospero Nograles lost in the last elections, barangay captains supporting him have stopped recruiting scholars for Nograles’ Oplan Kaalam program.
Bekimon Youtube Series
Ni Roland Tolentino
Hindi naman ito hit sa Youtube, kumpara sa milyones na dumumog sa mga preso sa Cebu na en mass na nagsasayaw ng Michael Jackson tunes. “Bekimon” na pinaghalong beki, veki (bakla) at jejemon (ang wika ng jologs sa viral media). Sa pinakahuling pagdalaw ko, tatlo hanggang anim na libong hits pa lamang ang seryeng ito.