By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Urban poor groups from various communities that have been demolished or under threat of demolition gathered near the Supreme Court to protest the way they are being treated by the government and the violations of their rights.
“Firm Frowns Over 1B Gov’t Fines” By ACE ALEGRE Bulatlat.com Tuba, Benguet (September 28, 2012) – Instead of blaming “God”, the environmental advocacy group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) pointed at Philex Mining Corporation’s own failure to erect proper structures to ensure safe mining operations in its Padcal operations here. Disputing claims…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Protests are mounting against the cybercrime law because of its provisions including libel in its list of crimes, giving undue authority to the government to exercise censorship, close down websites, and collect data through the internet without passing through due process in court, and increasing the penalties for cybercrime one degree higher than what is provided for in the Revised Penal Code for crimes of similar nature.
By BULATLAT STAFF
To most of us, the dark years of Martial Law is already a distant memory; to the youth of today, it is but a page in history. However, we must revisit both the horrors and the lessons of the past, lest we forget, because that which oppressed us before still haunts us today.
Through their lenses: Documenting the people’s struggle since martial law
Two unlikely photojournalists and activists have observed and documented how, over decades since martial law, ‘the issues remain the same, only the details have changed and worsened.’ (Click here to read more)
Youth activists of martial law years share tales of courage
‘Nothing has changed… The same problems plague our country and it’s only getting worse.’
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Trining Herrera and her memories of the urban poor struggle under martial law
She was arrested several times and was heavily tortured. But what pains her the most is the fact that the struggle of the urban poor for decent housing is still as true today as it was during martial law. (Click here to read more)
Two unlikely photojournalists and activists have observed and documented how, over decades since martial law, ‘the issues remain the same, only the details have changed and worsened.’ By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Lito Ocampo, 59, had not thought he would become a photojournalist. Some 40 years before, he considered himself as “just…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
As the Aquino government continues to fail to arrest retired general Jovito Palparan, another victim of state-enforced abduction and torture has positively identified some of the soldiers who tortured Karen and Sherlyn.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“What use do I have for school if we lose our home? My parents work as vendors in Makati, I attend school in the nearby high school. If we lose our house, we will be forced to live on the streets. I’m here because I want to help defend our community. We’re poor, but we have dignity. They can’t just drive us out like we’re wild animals,” said Jeffrey, 17.
‘Nothing has changed… The same problems plague our country and it’s only getting worse.’ By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – As Bonifacio Ilagan prepared to attend the University of the Philippines (UP) as freshman in 1969, his neighbors warned him. Coming from a province, he said: “When people in our place leaned that…
A cropped movie poster is inadvertently given a helping (pair of) feet by an urbanite waiting for a ride home. (Hong Kong)
By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — “Why are the police guarding the interests of big mining companies? Instead of keeping peace and order— their mandate to serve and protect the people— they attacked and tried to break up our barricade as they escorted the employees of the mining company so they could bring…
By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — “The people do not like the construction of a tailings pond here as this will cause pollution and destruction to our lands,” said Ernesto Dalang Jr. of the Gold Creek Amty Association. On the morning of September 19, more than 200 residents from different sitios of Ucab,…