FREEDOM ISLAND, Parañaque City — Fishermen take a rest after delivering their catch to the local public market. Photo By Ronalyn V. Olea (Bulatlat.com)
Month: March 2012
South Manila residents oppose reclamation project
South Manila residents oppose reclamation project (Photo by Ronalyn V. Olea)
Stop privatizing public health services, facilities!
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star In the nine years (ending in 2010) that I served as legislator in the House of Representatives, I devoted considerable time and efforts to three advocacies: 1) human rights and peace; 2) national independence and sovereignty; and 3) public health services and health workers’…
As the public bidding draws near, opposition to sale of Welfareville intensifies
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Around 6,340 living-in patients, 56,000 out-patients, 1,713 health workers, and 20,000 residents will be affected by the planned sale of Welfareville, aside from the promotion of preventive mental health care, in the name of Public-Private Partnership projects.
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld If peace could be won through press releases and other public announcements, the Bangsamoro should be exercising their right to self-determination and enjoying genuine autonomy by now. The Government of the Philippines-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPH-MILF) 26th formal exploratory peace talks ended last March 21 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.…
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Filipinos have a love-hate relationship with their countrymen in other climes. It’s a relationship defined by class boundaries, in that most Filipinos love them while some don’t, and even despise them. Those professionals and middle-class folk — including, perhaps especially, journalists still with enough brains to think…
‘Next round of talks in April may be the last’ – MILF
By MARYA SALAMAT
As of the latest round of talks, the peace panels of the GPH and MILF are still proceeding from different perspectives and premises, especially on essential points.
Church leaders call on Aquino to address urban poor concerns, human rights violations
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“The poor are kept in endless cycles of poverty and are denied emancipation.”
Mindanao power crisis ploy to justify coal plants – environmental groups
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“This is all artificial.” – Dr. Jean Lindo, Kalikasan Party, No to Coal-Davao
Benguet lass, friend, victims of rape by Army officer, fail to join graduation rites
By LYN V. RAMO
The Army captain enticed the young, poor teenage girls with gifts and trips, until he had his way and the girls’ future were forever shattered.
Soldiers harass, displace urban poor from San Juan
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Task Force on Urban Conscientization (TFUC) of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines condemned the recent military harassment on urban poor families residing in its shelter. Last March 26, 2012, eight soldiers went to the Kanlungan Center, the TFUC shelter, looking for the…