By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Nov. 15 began like any other day for the families of Julio Borromeo and Sofronio Cortez. Borromeo was even excited because his work with Leonardo Co would be his highest paying job so far. But by the afternoon of that day, the lives of their families changed forever.
MANILA — Supporters of the detained 43 health workers, collectively known as Morong 43, trooped to Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig, today to call for the immediate release of the health workers, who are now on their second day of hunger strike.
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Posted by Bulatlat.com They’re called state universities and colleges (SUCs) — part of a public educational system that’s supposed to enable those who either can’t afford to pay the huge fees most private schools charge, or who simply prefer schools where winning basketball games isn’t a matter…
By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise | BusinessWorld Posted by Bulatlat.com The adage that Filipino families put top priority on education – after basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter – is often held up as an example of traditional values that we can be proud of as a people and that holds us in good…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
The kuliglig is one of the quickest ways to go in and around Metro Manila’s inner streets. It can navigate the smallest alleys with ease. If only the struggle by the drivers of these uniquely Filipino contraptions to keep their jobs and livelihood were as trouble-free.
Sidebar: Kuliglig, Pedicab Drivers Protest Highlights Lack in Jobs, Mass Transport
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
With or without the removal of the congressional insertions, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano said, the budget for SUCs would remain lower than last year’s. He said these congressional insertions were mainly allotted for scholarships and capital outlay while it is the SUCs MOOE that has suffered greatly from the budget cut.
By MARYA SALAMAT
ALNAPEDKU, the group of kuliglig drivers who protested on Dec. 2, believes that the solution to the kuliglig problem is not an outright ban but regulation. The group is asking the government to recognize them formally as a mode of transport, since social practice has granted them that for years already.
Sidebar: Kuliglig Drivers Condemn Violent Dispersal by Police, Gain Lawmakers’ Support
By ADELA DEYAEN WAYAS Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY –“Many go hungry among the poor,” Gerry Cacho of the Tongtongan ti Umili (TTU) said regarding the report of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that the price increases in the region are minimal and justifiable. Cacho stressed that the poor are the…
By ADELA DEYAEN WAYAS Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY – Cypress Irisan settlers displaced by the demolition implemented by the city government here last November 30 are asking for humanitarian assistance. In an interview, Villanueva Patting, secretary of Irisan Peoples Action against Demolition and for Good Governance (IPADeGG), said the city government should…