Day: September 30, 2011

Letter to the Editor September 30, 2011 Dear Editor, No poll can refute the fact that Filipino women, majority of whom are burdened with joblessness, lack of social services and injustice, are in fact faced with the direst of situations. This is our reaction to the Newsweek magazine’s report ranking Philippines as 17th best country…

By ROD TAJON Northern Dispatch VIGAN CITY – Human rights violations among children under Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan only unmasks the program’s dreadful character, a child rights group said. Jacquiline Ruiz, executive director of Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC), an institution providing psychosocial help to children victims of state violence said that these incidents involved military units…

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – An alliance of indigenous peoples in the Cordillera region said the lifting of the moratorium on the acceptance and grant of new mining applications shows the Aquino administration’s policy on mining. Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Ramon Paje recently announced the lifting of the moratorium…

The revolution begins at home: a clarion call to join the Wall Street protests By ARUN GUPTA Alternet.org What is occurring on Wall Street right now is truly remarkable. For over 10 days, in the sanctum of the great cathedral of global capitalism, the dispossessed have liberated territory from the financial overlords and their police…

Ni RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Bulatlat.com http://www.winniecastelo.net/an-act-prescribing-a-universal-code-of-student-conduct-whereby-planking-by-a-student-or-group-of-students-during-street-rallies-or-similar-protest-actions-as-a-form-of-redress-of-grievance-be-strictl/ Kahit may nananamantala Kahit pinagnanakawan ka Kahit pinababayaan ka Bawal ang magprotesta Bawal ang magwelga Bawal ang magmartsa Bawal maging aktibista Pati paghiga sa kalsada Bawal magtaas ng kamao Bawal sumigaw Bawal ang pumalakpak Huminga’t kumanta Bawal ang umapela Iti-tweet ka lang nila At saka magpapanukala Ng batas sa…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“If we are given a zero budget, would that mean that we would land in the top position?” UP student regent Krissy Conti told bulatlat.com, adding that Malacañang should not compare the University of the Philippines with other private universities that are profit-oriented.

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA –When the Philippines lifted quantitative restrictions on agricultural products except rice, the government allocated funds purportedly to help farmers affected by the flooding of imported agricultural products. The Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (Acef) was created in 1996 by virtue of Republic Act 8178 to “protect local producers of agricultural…