By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – I was having lunch in a carinderia after covering an event when I saw this contest in a noontime show where contestants 45 years old and above were being asked to render songs from their era as well as today’s hits. After one contestant sang “Masdan mo…
Day: March 14, 2014
“If he died in an encounter, they would not hear anything from us. Our family would just claim his body. But when we learned that he was still alive when he was taken by the soldiers and the police and ended up dead while in their custody, we are determined to fight for justice.” ˆGene Campaner, brother of slain NPA guerrilla
“We must continue our struggle; only until we reclaim our land would there be genuine justice.” – Tarlac City Councilor Emily Ladera-Facunla
“Legal proceedings are expensive and inaccessible to the poor while constitutional rights have remained ‘paper rights’ and international treaties on human rights as ‘lip service.’ – National Union of People’s Lawyers
“She [Social Welfare Sec. Dinky Soliman] is very patronizing. She showed no compassion – here there are typhoon victims who are crying because they are getting no help, but she is not bothered.” – Monique Wilson, director, One Billion Rising
“In other countries, proper disaster risk reduction and management has made a difference, regardless of the strength of the storm or any other natural hazard. For example in Vietnam, only six people died when Yolanda struck there, in part because of the preparations.” – Vencer Crisostomo, Anakbayan
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Part 1 of 2 Part 2: Venezuela in crisis? Much has been written about America’s bombing and eventual occupation of Iraq, as well as its occupation of Afghanistan. Recently, the US announced its pivot to Asia, which would translate into deploying 60 percent of its naval vessels and troops overseas…
Rep. Fernando Hicap said the Aquino government is pursuing a national policy that would cause massive displacement of fisherfolk, small coconut farmers and urban poor in rural areas and towns devastated by super typhoon last year.
The Sierra Madre Water Corporation plans to create a “multi-river hydropower cum bulk water” that would divert water and alter the five natural rivers flowing from the Sierra Madre mountain range all the way to Lamon Bay.