By ALEX D. LOPEZ Davao Today DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The 1st Pulang Bagani Company of the Merardo Arce Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao (1ST PBC-NPA) denied earlier reports that the four army soldiers killed in Paquibato District on Sunday, November 4, were unarmed and off-duty. In an e-mailed statement sent…
Month: November 2012
Son of Cordillera rebel leader taken by authorities
By Artemio A. Dumlao Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY (November 7, 2012) – Intelligence agents reportedly took “captive” for two days now the son of underground Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPDF) spokesperson Simon Naogsan. Grayson Naogsan was arrested by men who introduced themselves as policemen and is now missing, said Jude Baggo of the Baguio-based human rights…
Women’s rights advocates question PHL’s gender equality performance
Man story: Rape, cases of violence against women on the rise – Gabriela Retired professor Vilma Gonzales of the local Network of Women raised her doubts over the country’s international ranking in gender relations as “sexual abuses, rape, among others still abound with most perpetrators go unpunished.” By DANILDA L. FUSILERO Davao Today KIDAPAWAN CITY,…
Rape, cases of violence against women on the rise – Gabriela
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Even worse, said Gabriela, is the alarming increase in rape cases involving state security forces.
Sidebar: Women’s rights advocates question PHL’s gender equality performance
Obama reelection, is there a glimmer of hope?
By BENJIE OLIVEROS
For a US president who was propelled to the White House in 2008 with the largest margin in both popular and electoral votes in 12 years, his struggle for reelection is a revelation.
Congress urged to pass bills for greater transparency in government
ByANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“Transparency and accountability are part and parcel of good governance. Espousing an anti-corruption agenda without passing enabling laws is a conundrum beyond comprehension.” – Rep. Raymond Palatino, Kabataan Party-list
What women need to know about breast cancer
Read also: Women’s group raises funds for cancer victims among development workers By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Facts about breast cancer can be worrisome. In the Philippines, 26 females out of 100 and one male out of 105 is afflicted of breast cancer. An article says that since the 1980s, breast cancer…
Women’s group raises funds for cancer victims among development workers
Read also: What women need to know about breast cancer By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – In the Philippines, breast cancer has become the number one leading form of cancer that afflicts women. It is also the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the country. While breast cancer is usually treatable…
‘Last, meager wage hike kills, buries minimum wage’
By MARYA SALAMAT
From now on, the KMU warned, the government will freeze minimum wages via its new wage system.
Lalakeng kabataang lingo at amp na queerness
Ni ROLAND B. TOLENTINO Bulatlat.com May kakaibang transformasyon ng wika sa text at social networking sites. Nakakatanggap ako ng text o nakakabasa ng Facebook posts at twits na may bagong bokabularyo: amp (anak ng puta, ampota at sa ibang pagkakataon, marijuana na may pahid ng mas matapang na narkotiko), ayt (alright), chillax (chill-relax), phat (good),…
‘Don’t be a ghost,’ parents of abducted UP students tell Palparan
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – The parents of the two missing students of the University of the Philippines (UP) are enraged over retired Gen. Jovito Palparan’s recent legal move. Palparan and co-accused M/Sgt. Rizal Hilario recently filed a petition before the Court of Appeals seeking to stop the court proceedings in the Bulacan…