“It is the national government’s responsibility to lead the reconstruction… many private companies involved are not in there for humanitarian reasons but for profit.” – People Surge
Day: March 21, 2014
Explain basis for recomputed rate hike first, groups ask Meralco
“How can the PEMC or the ERC recalculate on the basis of a failed market? It was abuse of market power not just market failure. Who manipulated the under-offering that led to market failure? They must be held accountable and should be the one to pay, not the people.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
Rights defender in Panay killed
Romeo Capalla, 65, chairperson of the Board of Directors and former manager of Panay Fair Trade Center, was accompanying his mother-in-law at the Oton Public Market when fired upon by gunmen.
Luisita farmers file more raps vs Cojuangco-Aquinos before DOJ
“Police, armed men and other agents of the Cojuangco-Aquino family who are responsible for the destruction of our crops, homes and livelihood run free despite our formal complaints before several government agencies… We farmers, however, who have not committed any wrongdoing were quickly imprisoned.”
Challenges of the post-Chavez era| Venezuela in crisis?
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Part 2 of 2 Part 1: The US trains its guns on Latin America once more| Venezuela in crisis? The Western press has been full of stories regarding the “crisis” in Venezuela: about the shortages and inflation, corruption, the high crime rate, and the opposition-led demonstrations of students seeking to…