By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Just as the remains of Arnel Leonor was laid down in his grave, the residents and supporters of the struggle in Silverio compound chanted, “Justice for Arnel.” “As Leonor is laid to rest today, we call for justice for the victims of the brutality of this state.…
Month: April 2012
Silverio compound residents, supporters give Arnel Leonor hero’s burial
Silverio compound residents, supporters give Arnel Leonor a hero’s burial (Photo by Janess Ann J. Ellao / Bulatlat.com)
Moratorium on demolition, initial victory for urban poor
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Urban poor groups said the moratorium on demolition that Interior Sec. Jesse Robredo has issued is an initial and brief victory for communities in Metro Manila. But the fight is far from over. “The urban poor communities in Metro Manila have more time now to further strengthen…
Violent, bloody demolition snatches young man’s dream in Silverio
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Though grieving, Arnel’s mother Glenda could not help but be awed at the support and solidarity that their family has been receiving from people from all walks of life. “He dreams of becoming famous someday and he is now. Only, Arnel is no longer with us,” she said sadly.
SimSimi at Janice ng ligaya’t kaburyungan
Ni ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat.com Ang SimSimi ay isang app (internet application) na nalikha noong 2002, maaring makipag-chat sa text o online sa personang ito. Humahalaw ang kaalaman ni SimSimi sa 10 milyong question-and-answer na ginawa ng kanyang 2.7 milyong users. May politikal na komentaryo, kabaklaan, formal na ingles, jologs na Filipino na alam si SimSimi,…
Five years of searching for Jonas Burgos
By BULATLAT STAFF
Five years ago today, Jonas Joseph Burgos was abducted by suspected state security agents at a busy mall in Quezon City. From that day until this very moment, his family and friends continue searching for him despite all the difficulties.
After five years, Jonas Burgos still missing
By RONALYN V. OLEA
With family and human rights defenders, a mother sustains hope of seeing her missing son, despite the frustrating legal maze that springs coverups at every turn.
Jonas Burgos, gentle and brave
Jonas Burgos may have been forcibly taken away from his loved ones but for five years now, his family and friends have never stopped searching for him. Their memories of him remain vivid, keeping their hopes alive. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Jonas or Jay to his family was born on an Easter…
5 years of search, 5 years of hope
Below is the statement of Edith Burgos, on the fifth year anniversary of the disappearance of Jonas. April 28, 2012 marks the fifth year of the disappearance of my son, Jonas Burgos. Jonas’ family commemorates this day by looking back at the five years of search. We recall how we have exhausted every possible peaceful…
Street Shooter: Trip
Two friends may have markedly different tastes in bikes but they share the joy of riding them. (Espana Blvd., Manila)
On Labor Day, workers vow to rally vs Aquino’s failure to address pressing issues
By MARYA SALAMAT
This Labor Day, the workers and the poor will take President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to task for failing to respond to their calls, making the hunger and poverty situation in the country even worse, and exceeding even the previous government’s puppetry to the US.