Day: May 6, 2011

A six-year span of time could make a child out of an infant after he or she is able to crawl, stand, walk, run, read, write and even tie shoe laces. However, the nearly six-year-old campaign for justice for the killing of Diosdado “Ka Fort” Fortuna has long been taking baby steps when a flawed report almost pushed the campaign back to square one.

by KRIZZIA DALE A. VILLAFLOR Bulatlat.com MANILA — Last week, I had the great privilege of attending a lecture of columnist, journalist and college professor Luis V. Teodoro on alternative journalism. Prof. Teodoro recently retired from teaching journalism in University of the Philippines where he was a dean of the College of Communications for two…

Main Story: The people of Lacub’s continuing struggle for land By JOAN GARCIA Bulatlat.com In commemoration of Cordillera Day 2011, around 70 elders representing the different indigenous groups in the region sat together and discussed the issues that they are facing. Each tribe was given an opportunity to speak about their problems- most of which…

by INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com A few weeks after the visit of United Nations Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy in the Philippines, the the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) called on her office to investigate an incident that took place last March 4 in Matuguinao, Samar. According to the…

By Zachary Roth Reposted by Bulatlat.com The killing of Osama bin Laden has reignited a heated political debate over the value of “enhanced interrogation techniques”–what many call torture–in the fight against terrorism. The harsh techniques were authorized under the Bush administration and championed over the last decade by several Bush officials as crucial tools in…