By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Until now, the Cojuangco-Aquinos have not given back our land and we have not received a single centavo as payment for our land that they sold.” – Alyansa ng Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO and RONALYN V. OLEA
One military unit claimed that councilman Ely M. Oguis, 60, was killed in an encounter between soldiers and NPA guerrillas; another military spokesman said he was a NPA tax collector who was killed by his comrades for not remitting his collections; while another said he was killed by the NPA for not paying taxes. But one thing is for sure, he was last seen drinking with a fellow councilman and two soldiers the night before he was killed.
One million signatures against privatization (Text and photos by Anne Marxze D. Umil / Bulatlat.com)
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Migrante International received an independent report on the explosion written by an investigating team consisting of Saudi engineers, experts and consultants, which revealed that the extent of the damage and the high number of casualties were caused mainly by the volatility of the area and not solely by the accident per se.
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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) in the Southern Mindanao Region (SMR) announced in a statement that workers of Freshmax Trading Company in Compostela Valley went on strike November 13 after negotiations between their union and the management failed to agree over workers’ salaries and benefits. Freshmax Trading…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Migrante International is all set to hold its International Migrants Tribunal from November 28 to 29. The International Migrants’ Tribunal will be held on November 28-29 at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. It is organized by the International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS), International Migrants’…
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com Government health workers have been consistently sounding the alarm, especially these past few weeks, regarding the Aquino government’s plans to privatize the provision of health services. They have been holding lunch break pickets in various government hospitals, specifically in those that would be affected in the near future such as the…