By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – After years of gloom, health workers saw a ray of hope as a local court denied President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s motion for reconsideration. In today’s hearing, Judge Afable E. Cajigal of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 96 dismissed Arroyo’s motion for reconsideration seeking to reverse the court’s earlier…
Month: November 2012
Remove fiscals aiding military in filing harassment cases vs activists – Bayan Muna
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares is calling for the removal of fiscals and judges who help elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines file “fake charges” against leaders of progressive party-lists and human rights advocates. Colmenares also hailed the move of Makabayan Coalition leader in…
OFW jumps from building in Taiwan to escape rape, murder attempt
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Eden Abarientos is not the first OFW who chose to risk falling to her death rather than suffer rape or physical abuse.
Bulatlat Live: 3rd Year anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre
By BULATLAT STAFF
On the 3rd anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre, justice remains elusive for the victims. Groups deem that the Aquino administration has failed to curb impunity.
UP CMC vows to never forget Ampatuan massacre
As a community of educators and students, we in the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) join journalists and media workers in remembering what must not be forgotten! November 23 marks not just the third year of the Ampatuan massacre but also the second year of the International Day to End…
On 3rd year of Ampatuan massacre, groups call for justice, dismantling of private armies
Brad Adams, Asia director for the Human Rights Watch, said the Ampatuan massacre has “brought to light” the dangers posed by private armies, militias, and paramilitaries in the country “but the administration of President Benigno Aquino III has not seriously addressed the problem.” By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN Davao Today DAVAO CITY — Three years after the…
Maguindanao massacre and the absence of genuine justice, press freedom, and good governance
By BENJIE OLIVEROS
The continued reign of impunity, political dynasties and warlordism, the Aquino government’s contempt for a critical press and the lack of sweeping political, electoral and judicial reforms all contribute to the absence of justice.
Witness says Olalia, Alay-ay murder ordered by military officials
By MARYA SALAMAT
“He turned to me for a moment, then turned his attention back to the person in front of him – I think it was a person wearing or covered in white, and I saw Sgt. Dennis Jabatan stab at the person twice.”
Celebrating Andres Bonifacio’s 150th year
Celebrating Andres Bonifacio’s 150th year (Text and photos by Anne Marxze D. Umil / Bulatlat.com)
Aquino urged to cancel Pagcor ‘Sin City’ license over corruption charges
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The plans of the Aquino government to turn the Philippines into a gambling and gaming capital in Asia are laden with corruption, a progressive lawmaker and a multisectoral alliance said. Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño and the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) are calling for the immediate suspension…
Coconut farmers reject solons’ proposals on coco levy fund
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
A coconut farmers’ group said the proposals of Representatives Emil Ong and Ben Evardone, Sen. Ralph Recto and the National Anti-Poverty Commission regarding the use of the coco levy funds will benefit traders and corrupt bureaucrats, not the small coconut farmers.