By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“We ask the Aquino government to issue a diplomatic statement condemning the acts of Algerian forces. Aquino should demand the Algerian government’s accountability to all victims of hostage-taking in Algeria, including our kababayans (fellow Filipinos).” Connie Bragas-Regalado, Migrante Partylist
By MARYA SALAMAT
“Like what we did with the Chinese poachers who entered the Tubbataha Reef area, the USS Guardian officials and crew should be arrested and apprehended. The Philippine government should be the one doing the direct investigation and take custody of the violators.” — Kalikasan PNE
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Poet, songwriter, singer, journalist and activist Ericson Acosta was illegally arrested in Northern Samar on February 13, 2011 while conducting research for peasant organizations. He has not been arraigned despite having spent more than two years in jail.
By RITCHE T. SALGADO Bulatlat.com CEBU CITY — With the continuing growth of the Business Process Outsourcing sector, a partylist lawmaker expressed the urgency for government to look after the welfare of the sector’s workers. “We should be happy that Cebu has improved its ranking from 9th to 8th among emerged business process outsourcing destinations,”…
Groups slam wave of arrests against activists (Photo by Pom Cahilog-Villanueva / Bulatlat.com)
A girl strikes a pensive pose while waiting for friends. (Technohub, Quezon City)
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Determined to seek justice for slain tribe leader Jimmy Liguyon, bishops of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) took to task the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to effect the arrest of the primary suspect. Liguyon, a vocal anti-mining leader and a local…
Women’s group Gabriela launched One Billion Rising – Quezon City last Jan. 17. Women from various urban poor communities joined them in dancing “Isang Bilyong Babaeng Babangon,” which is part of the global campaign to end violence against women.
Ni E. San Juan, Jr. Bawat umaga binibilang ng militanteng Alan Jazmines kung ilang linggo, buwan, taon na siya nakapiit at kailan maitutuwid ang baluktot na hustisya Abo na lamang ang apoy kagabi sa kampo sa Sierra Madre ngunit may titis pang umuusok, lumusong-umahon… Sa nagbabagang uling, sipat ng tanod, nakahimlay ang kislap, liyab, sunog…