Day: September 10, 2011

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) based in Hong Kong is appealing for justice on behalf of a 17-year-old boy in Basilan Mnindanao who was falsely accused by soldiers and policemen of being a member of the bandit kidnap-for-ransom group Abu Sayyaf. The boy was reportedly tortured and is…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com No way, no to using incinerators to solve Metro Manila’s growing garbage crisis. The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment is vehemently opposed to the proposal of Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino and Environment Secretary Ramon Paje to use incinerators to address the worsening garbage collection and…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Killing of 7- year-old girl by a soldier strengthen calls for military pullout in Compostela “Because of military deployment in civilian communities, the lives of the children are placed in great risk.” – Children’s Rehabilitation Center

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – With the objective of defending a “paradise against destruction,” various groups formally launched Resist Apeco! Defend Aurora Movement, Sept. 6. Apeco stands for the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Free Port (Apeco) project that will cover almost 13,000 hectares of land in five villages of Cagisuran town. The…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Kabataan Partylist aid poor government spending on higher education is probably behind the drop in rankings of the top universities in the county. “This may come as a disappointment, but possibly not a surprise as thousands of students recently took to the…