Ni MARK ANGELES Bulatlat.com Sa mapa ng Tarlac, ang Ciudad ning Tarlac ang puso ng lalawigan; tulad ng Tarlac na siyang puso ng di-maliparang uwak na kapatagan ng Gitnang Luzon. Tarlac… Tarlac na nag-ugat sa Malatarlak— isang uri ng talahib na tallak; dikut tarlac na ang uhay ay lampas-tao at ang sungot ay puno ng…
Month: March 2014
Students walk out of classes to protest impending tuition hike
Protesters carried giant satirized school logos, some of which read “Unibersidad ng Sobrang Tubo for UST (university of excessive profit), “Fastest Earning University for FEU and “Commission for Highly Expensive Education” (Ched).
Back story | Herrera Law
Why are wages pressed down to starvation levels? Why is contractualization so rampant today? How could workers’ rights to decent wages, security of tenure, and to form unions be trampled upon with impunity? Progressive workers say that a law, which was named after a former yellow labor leader and senator, Republic Act 6715 or the…
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
Herrera Law’s war of attrition vs unions, workers condemned
“With all the ill effects of Herrera Law to workers’ right to security of tenure, right to strike and decent wages, it is but timely for the government to repeal the law and replace it with a genuinely pro-labor Labor Code.” – EILER
Don’t use fishermen as pawns, collateral damage in Philippine-China dispute – fisherfolk group
“The AFP wants the big brother in Washington DC to come in like a wrecking ball at the West Philippine Sea even if it means the complete surrender of Philippine sovereignty to the US.” – Pamalakaya
Earist students celebrate victory
“We cannot be complacent even if the suspension and dismissal orders were lifted and the collection of development fee was stopped. We are still watchful and we will not have second thoughts about walking out again to protest if the administration reneges on the agreement.” – Earist Institute of Student Government
His father’s son?
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld We’ve heard this tune before, for example whenever Benigno Aquino III is accused of not doing anything about extrajudicial killings and the killing of journalists (he claims the latter’s “not serious”), decorates and promotes police and military officers involved in torture and illegal detention, or simply ignores…
Shrink’ US Army to pre-WW II level?
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Last Monday the Pentagon submitted its $496-billion budget for 2015 which, among others, would start to “shrink” the US Army from 570,000 to 450,000 troops by 2019. That would be the army’s smallest size since 1940, before its massive build-up to a 6-million force…
Cases of violence against women and children increasing – Center for Women’s Resources
Alarming is the fact that more women and children are falling prey to trafficking and violence because of the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda.
Women struggling to cope, fighting against high prices
Poor families developed terms to cope with the hunger such as memorize or imagine, practice, peking duck, altanghap and piso-piso.
SIDEBAR STORY | Cases of violence against women and children increase – Center for Women’s Resources