By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Environmentalists and fisherfolk rejoice. The Bohol chapter of the fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) Bokkana-Bohol and the alliance Defend Panglao Movement scored a victory recently after the Provincial Board of Bohol officially handed down its decision scrapping the controversial Panglao Reclamation Project.…
Day: December 10, 2011
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
The Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) was a landmark agreement unique in the history of civil wars worldwide. But 13 years hence, its implementation has barely passed through the first stage and the peace talks continue to flounder.
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com CALBAYOG CITY, Western Samar – On Nov. 17, farmer Romeo Galvez went to the municipal hall of Calbiga, Samar to process some papers. He was surprised when the police arrested him on charges of murder, frustrated murder and illegal possession of firearms. Later would Romeo, village chieftain of Buluan, Calbiga,…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“I would tell them [soldiers] ‘We are not armed. This is not a war. This is just a rally.’ They would say, ‘Legal and underground, you’re the same. You are all NPA [New People’s Army],’” said human rights worker Ma. Josephine Dy
By RONALYN V. OLEA and ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
The Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) has documented one case of a child’s death due to indiscriminate firing, 12 cases of frustrated killings, eight cases of illegal arrest and detention, five cases of torture, one case of abduction and numerous cases of attacks on schools.
By Frances Quimpo The history of protecting the Philippine environment and the country’s natural resources is a history of resistance: stories of valiant struggle and often untold sacrifices by people and communities to protect their lands, mountains, rivers, and seas from the threat of plunder for profit. In order to recognize the valiant struggles of…
This vendor has some very powerful backers–and a cooperative lens flare seems to agree. (Tatalon, Quezon City)