By RONALYN V. OLEA
Jeffrey Cabintoy, then busboy at the Hapag Kainan restaurant inside the Ever Gotesco mall in Quezon City when Jonas Burgos was abducted, readily pointed to Major Harry Baliaga jr. as the man who told him not to intervene when they forcibly took Jonas five years ago.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Their land and means of livelihood were taken away from them, their culture trampled upon, all in the name of public-private partnerships and foreign corporate interests.
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By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com OPOL, Misamis Oriental – On February 10, 2011, security guards of A. Brown Company, Inc. pointed their guns at Gilbert Paborada, a leader of the local indigenous peoples group Pangalasag. One of the guards threatened Paborada that he would be shot if he and his fellow tribesmen do not leave…
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star As the 45th Asian Development Bank governors’ annual meeting closes today at the PICC, it’s apt to look back and see how the regional bank, established in 1966 with permanent headquarters in the Philippines, has fulfilled — or failed to fulfill — its primary…
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“The government is passing its obligation to the private sector to reduce its social spending.” – Health Alliance for Democracy
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By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com Main Story: On Health Workers Day, health workers reiterate demand for wage hike, a stop to privatization Other Story: Gov’t temporary employment program for nurses, exploitative MANILA – Life is getting more and more difficult nowadays and many Filipinos have been seeking work abroad. Health professionals for one opt…
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com Main Story: On Health Workers Day, health workers reiterate demand for salary hike, stop to privatization Other Story: Finding fulfillment in serving the poor MANILA – The government has found a new way of creating jobs for unemployed nurses in the country. But for progressive health workers, this new…
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – A consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) was arrested May 2 at his house in Inopacan, Leyte and charged with murder. Jaime Soledad, 63, was first arrested in March 2008 in Cavite. After three years in prison, Soledad was released in July 2011 as…
By MARYA SALAMAT
Progressive organizations, business and transport leaders are dismayed at the fact that the government, up to now, has no system to monitor or explain how the oil companies profit and how much. Neither does it have a benchmark for defining excessive profits and penalties for such.