On February 17, a Greenpeace decontamination unit removed genetically-engineered Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplants from a field trial site in Paciano village in Bay, Laguna, and sealed the experimental food crop in hazmat (hazardous materials) containers to prevent further contamination to neighboring fields and the environment. (Photo by Gregorio B. Dantes Jr. / bulatlat.com)
Day: February 22, 2011
Press Release 22 February 2011 “People power might just hit you in the face.” This was labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno’s warning to Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III should he push through with the implementation of the MRT-LRT fare hike. Workers, together with other sectors, have already registered their opposition to the increase in public…
NEWS RELEASE 22 February 2011 Labor NGO Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Inc. (EILER) expressed alarm over food giant Dole Philippines’ brazen harassment of a militant union amid the ongoing union election today as the company has brought in truckloads of armed men in the workplace. The Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and…
PRESS RELEASE February 22, 2011 A militant group of young workers, professionals, and students urged their counterparts in the military to ‘rethink’ their values following a series of exposês regarding corruption in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. “While ordinary soldiers, many of them youths like us, are dying in the field of battle, their…
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) ended their first formal peace talks in six years with “guarded optimism and hope,” concluding today, February 22, six hard days of bargaining in this Norwegian capital.
The book, as the title states, is a celebration of Sison’s life and his contributions to not only to the Filipino people’s struggle for liberation and social justice, but to the rest of humanity’s battle for good against the great evils wrought by capitalism.
In these times of inhumanity, the thin line between being a journalist and an activist is blurred even more. I know in my heart that I owe no one an apology.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Today, Feb. 22, the workers at the largest plantation and cannery in the Philippines will hold a union election. The incumbent KMU-affiliated union, Amado-Kadena, is fighting to retain its dominance even as Dole Philippines uses a pro-management faction of the union against it while the US company, its allies and the military vilify and harass the union’s members and officers.