“If we are his [President Aquino’s] boss, then the government should do what it should be doing. Relief should be fairly distributed. Relief is not alms that people have to beg for, it’s the government’s responsibility to help the people.” – Princess Balaba, 13, of Tacloban, Leyte
Month: December 2013
After surviving Typhoon Yolanda, an outbreak of epidemic threatens the people of Eastern, Western Samar
“In Haiti, many people died when the earthquake struck, but a lot more people died when cholera hit the country.” – Linda Benoit, volunteer nurse and president of the Haitian American Nurses Association
Impunity is a serious matter
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat Perspective On the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which marked the first semester of the Aquino administration, President Benigno Aquino III declared his government’s commitment to human rights. He announced the formation of a human rights office in the Armed Forces of the Philippines,…
Another IP killed for having opposed palm oil plantation
“Ironically, under the government of BS Aquino, warlords and paramilitary groups were not dismantled. Worst, the same warlord group is said to be facilitating the entry of mining and oil palm plantations like that of A. Brown Company in the area.”
Children speak out against militarization
Through arts and play, the children were able to see that they have a voice to speak out their concerns.
‘Even those who have little can do so much for Yolanda survivors’
“Balsa may be the biggest relief caravan we have ever conducted, involving at least three regions and hundreds of volunteers. Over the past week, the mass movement here and abroad have been collecting relief goods, other forms of assistance for the people of Eastern Visayas and Panay.” – Renato Reyes, Bayan
Logging rampant in Davao Oriental a year after Pablo
A year after typhoon Pablo wrecked forests and farms, government is sugar-coating reports of recovery and reforestation, while logging and mining operations remain rampant in the area. — Defend (Panalipdan)
Tulang Alay Kay Aguinaldo At Sa Mga Katulad Niyang Taksil Sa Bayan
Ni MARK JOSEPH RAFAL Bulatlat.com Anak ng bayan ang ang matandang babae sa bangketa Anak ng bayan ang matandang lalaki sa Luneta Anak ng bayan ang paslit sa gitna ng EDSA Anak ng bayan ang binatang walang mahanap na trabaho Anak ng bayan ang dalagang katawan ang pinagtrabaho Anak ng bayan ang inang nagbebenta ng…
They are people with stories to tell
By POM CAHILOG-VILLANUEVA Bulatlat.com They were the first people I noticed as we approached a mass burial in front of San Joaquin Parish Church in Palo, Leyte: two teenage sisters standing over an unmarked grave with only a single candle protected from the wind by a plastic cola bottle. It is an image that will…
People in Samar, Leyte still hungry despite gov’t claims of moving forward from relief to rehabilitation
“We had thought we’d see the government or the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) busy at work, but we didn’t see them. We didn’t see anyone rushing to do relief and rehab.”– Connie Bragas- Regalado, Migrante, during a relief mission in Samar and Leyte November 23-24.
The people’s cry for justice
We appeal to the people of the world to help the Filipino people through the people’s organizations and not the corrupt regime.