Renato Mendoza, a leader of the Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Asyenda Luisita has but one message for President Aquino: “Order your family to stop grabbing our land.”
Day: March 28, 2014
Arrest of Tiamzon couple not good for peace talks – church peace advocates
“Principled negotiations, not the surrender of one party to the other, is what makes for genuine and enduring peace.” – Bp. Deogracias Iniguez, Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform
National Achievement Test, Performance-Based Bonus system, not the solutions to improve education system
The only way [to improve the education system] is to have a higher budgetary allocation to education to solve shortages in classrooms, equipment and facilities and to increase the salaries of teachers. There is a need for a comprehensive professional development program for teachers to continuously equip them and further their knowledge and capacity to teach. “ – France Castro, Alliance of Concerned Teachers
Yolanda affected fishers received ‘epoxy’ from government
“Subsistence fisherfolk need new boats, at least 10-12 horse power motor engines and new nets because all their fishing gears were swept away during super typhoon Yolanda.”
Didn’t we tell you that it is not a Sison revolution?
QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com For the longest time the military has bombarded the public with the propaganda that it is Joma Sison who is leading and controlling the Philippine revolution from his base in Western Europe. This reasoning was accepted without question by many anti-Left intellectuals and they used it to malign natdem activists…
4 months after typhoon Haiyan| Children still struggling to cope, survive
The family’s livelihood, relief, and schools are what children need most to cope and recover, but even these are still scarce in areas devastated by the supertyphoon, more than four months after.
Isa akong babae na kailangang lumimot sa bawat paglisan. Tiisin ang anak na maliit, ngumiti, sapagkat binili ng amo ko ang aking katawan. Tulad ng aking mga mata na hindi dapat gamitin sa pagngiti sa aking mga mahal sa buhay, kung hindi panipat sa mga piyesa sa assembly line. Gayundin ang aking mga kamay na…
‘Nanay Mameng’ and the struggle of the Filipino people
A play about the life and struggles of Nanay Mameng and the urban poor.
Growth figures: Reasons for optimism and pessimism
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat Perspective There seems to be a lot of reasons for optimism on the part of the Aquino government about the Philippine economic outlook for 2014. 1. The Philippine economy grew by 7.2 percent last year, despite the devastation caused by supertyphoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) and the Bohol earthquake. 2. Imports…