Ni RICHARD GAPPI Progresibong panulat, Militanteng mag-ulat — Pinto ka sa pagmulat! Mabuhay ang Bulatlat! 10:09AM, Lunes, 7 Pebrero 2011 Angono, Rizal, Pilipinas
Day: February 7, 2011
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said it is ready for the resumption of peace talks with the Manila government this month even as the front confirmed reports of a split within its ranks.
Dr. Alexis Montes was wiping away his tears throughout the program on Feb. 3 organized by church workers who were involved in the campaign for the release of the Morong 43. It was evidently an emotional moment for him, less than two months after he and 32 others were released after 10 months in detention.
Today, Feb. 7, Bulatlat marks its 10th anniversary. While we have every reason to celebrate this occasion, it is important to point out that the conditions that we set out to chronicle a decade ago that were, in fact, our raison d’être — economic backwardness, human-rights abuses, landlessness, political persecution, corruption, to name a few — still persist. That said, here’s to the next 10 years — and beyond!