By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
The progressive teachers’ movement under the banner of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers commemorated its thirty years of struggle by drawing lessons from the past, as well as celebrating its victories, as it vowed to continue its struggle for the rights and welfare of teachers and the interests and rights of the Filipino people.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
A relative of the two Capion victims, Liah Capion, has previously denounced SMI saying that because she and her family had stood up against the entry of the mining company in their once peaceful community, the Army imprisoned one of her sons and declared three others as outlaws and fugitives.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — There is still hope for Filipino victims of labor trafficking in the United States. According to the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), Jacqueline Aguirre, one of the trafficked workers who came out into the open in 2009, has been granted her T-visa (T-Nonimmigrant Classification) by the…
By MARYA SALAMAT
“They are not marginalized. Are they marginalized when their leaders hold positions in the government? There they are – so near to those in power and you’ll say that they are marginalized and unrepresented? Unrepresented voice of the marginalized? Even if you don’t know how to think you will easily see that.” – Henrietta de Villa, chairwoman of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
The demolition team, accompanied by a large police contingent, arrived without any prior notice to preempt the preparations of the community to resist the demolition of their homes.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Not only was he illegally arrested, detained and mistaken for somebody else, Rolly Panesa was even tortured to admit that he is allegedly the communist leader Benjamin Mendoza. Yet, his government-issued IDs – one was issued by the Philippine National Police – showed he is not who the military claims him to be.
By MARYA SALAMAT
“For 14 years they’ve raised that defense over and over before the Regional Trial Court, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. They have repeatedly invoked that amnesty and it has repeatedly been junked.” – lawyer of the Olalia family
By MARK PERE MADRONA
“The FOI bill can be a powerful tool in empowering people. People should always assert their right to information.” – Rep. Lorenzo Tañada III