On February 14, 2014, women’s rights advocates gathered to rise for One Billion Rising for Justice, a global movement to stop violence against women and children. In the Philippines, women’s group Gabriela and One Billion Rising global director Monique Wilson led the campaign. They slammed the Philippine government for its criminal neglect on the Filipino people.
Month: February 2014
Renewable energy pushed in Mindanao amid financing, licensing difficulties
Despite feasibility, more and bigger renewable energy production in Mindanao are being discouraged by several factors.
Calaca farmers slam ‘bogus’ land reform
“It is highly fraudulent that after the farmers paid amortization for the lands and the Land Bank paid compensation to the landowner, the DAR ordered the return of the land to the landowner.” – Samahan ng mga Magsasaka sa Batangas
Should we be content with trimmed down anti-cybercrime law?
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Supreme Court once again came out with a Solomonic decision: it declared certain provisions of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 as unconstitutional but upheld some as constitutional. The decisions of the Supreme Court are, at best, Solomonic because it is not immune to the political environment it operates…
State workers protest vs order to refund benefits they received
“Unlike Robin Hood who stole from rich people to give to the poor, the Aquino administration is stealing from the poor for the rich and corrupt government officials.” – Ferdinand Gaite, Courage.
Ni RICHARD R. GAPPI Bulatlat.com “Nais ng Pangulo na makadaupang palad ang mga biktima ng kalamidad,’ wika ng tagapagsalita ng Pangulo na si Edwin Lacierda kung bakit hindi sa EDSA gagawin ang pagggunita sa People Power 1. Apat na araw pa lamang ang nakakalipas, nagpunta sa Malacanang ang mga survivor ng bagyong Yolanda. Nais nilang…
Network to monitor Hacienda Luisita land distribution launched
There is a need for a network like Luisita Watch because the tyranny against farm workers in Hacienda Luisita is not being publicized.
The rise and rise of Manila’s informal settlers
QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com The government is always claiming that the number of poor is decreasing but it cannot deny the phenomenal growth of informal settlers across the country, especially in Metro Manila, in the past decade. According to a study cited by the government-funded Philippine Institute for Development Studies, about 5 percent of…
Hazing victim calls for justice, ROTC abolition
“It is high time that we excise this vestige of a bygone militaristic era from our schools with finality. In the coming days, we vow to intensify the call for the abolition of the ROTC [Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program].”
Cybercrime law to be used against critics, netizens, groups fear
“The criminal nature of libel in this country makes it the perfect tool of harassment (short of murder, which has also taken out so many Filipino journalists).”
Oda sa Korte Suprema
Ni RICHARD GAPPI Bulatlat.com Lapis sa papel, binali; humiwa sa dila’t labi. FOI* ang hinihingi; Cybercrime Law ang sinukli. *FOI – Freedom of Information