By MARYA SALAMAT
“What is happening in Mustad is a textbook case of illegal closure…of capitalists drastically undertaking illegal and anti-worker measures because they are confident the Aquino government won’t lift a finger to harm them,” said Leandro “Ka Doods” Gerodias, KMU deputy secretary-general and president of the Alliance of Democratic Labor Organizations (ADLO).
A snake effigy of the Estradas — Ex-President Joseph Estrada, Congressman JV Ejercito and Mayor Guia Gomez — was burned by residents of Brgy. Corazon De Jesus in San Juan City, as a sign of their anger at the Estrada family for ordering the demolition. (Photos by GREGORIO B. DANTES JR. and JANESS ANN J. ELLAO / Bulatlat.com)
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“There are too many people in the Palace; there is the executive secretary and the Presidential Management Staff (PMS). The chief of staff position is a bit problematic because they have to define the authority of the position.” Satur Ocampo
Sidebar: Roxas appointment signals continuation of failed globalization policies
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com Main Story: Roxas appointment, an asset or liability to the Aquino government? MANILA – Representative of the 1st district of Capiz City, secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, and senator are just some of the positions held by Manuel Roxas II, who packaged himself as Mr. Palengke.…
by: Rinaldo Brutoco and Madeleine Austin, World Business Academy Truthout The US Senate couldn’t muster the votes to end $2 billion a year in taxpayer subsidies for the five biggest US oil companies. The House had already voted to block efforts to repeal tax breaks for Big Oil, in sharp contrast to its vote to…
By David Bacon Truthout SAN JOSE, CA 5/17/11) — Members of the city workers union in San Jose, the capital of California’s Silicon Valley, marched Tuesday to City Hall and packed the council chambers, in a growing confrontation with Mayor Chuck Reed over proposed budget cuts. Yolanda Cruz, president of Local 101 of the American…
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis When Pagasa announced, early this week, that typhoon Chedeng might hit the country, local government officials frantically inspected and dredged rivers, canals, and drainage systems. They readied rubber boats and set up an emergency communication system. President Aquino called on his administration to aim for zero casualty. The people living near…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The killings of Rudy and his son Rudyric Dejos in Sta. Cruz and of Santos Manrique in Pantukan brought into the limelight the real face of Oplan Bayanihan and revealed what was concealed in the peace and development coating of the Aquino administration’s continuation of the wicked legacy of past counterinsurgency programs,” the mission said in a statement.
Sidebar: Resistance to mining exploration gave rise to rights violations
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com Main Story:
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Having borne two children of my own and having struggled to do my part in raising a family while practicing my profession in the field of public health and avidly pursuing my social and political causes, I submit that I may have something worthwhile to say on the controversy…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
According to the study made by the NUSP, since 2001, the national average tuition rate per unit increased by 94.72 percent. From the average of P257.41 per unit in A.Y. 2001-2002, the average tuition rate almost doubled to P501.22 for A.Y. 2010-2011. Meanwhile, in the National Capital Region where most universities and colleges are located, average tuition rate increased by 102.7 percent.