By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
Month: April 2014
UP Diliman grads continue militant tradition in ‘last sunflower protest’
Probably the last batch of Iskolar ng Bayan graduating in the season of sunflowers, several graduates, activists and faculty members of the University of the Philippines Diliman held the traditional rally at the end of the commencement rites, April 27. They highlighted the various issues faced by the nation with their placards: UP tuition rollback,…
Denied of their right to land, denied of their source of life
Two years after the Supreme Court ordered the distribution of Hacienda Luisita lands to farmworker-beneficiaries, the Cojuangco-Aquinos, with the help of the Department of Agrarian Reform, have been doing everything to maintain their stranglehold on Luisita, and to provent farmers from taking control of their own land.
Sa Aking Pagkadestiyero
Ni JOI BARRIOS Bulatlat.com Ito raw ang ibig sabihin ng pagkakadestiyero: a. sapilitang pagkakatapon sa ibang bayan; b. kusang pagkawalay sa lupang tinubuan. Ipinagluluksa ko ang sandali ng aking pagpili sa pangingibang-bayan. Pero saang puntod luluha at magtitirik ng kandila? Wala, wala. Nagpapalit-palit ng dahon ang mga punong-kahoy, Nagbibihis kahel at malamlam na pula sa…
What we should know about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus
Common symptoms of the Mers-CoV, according to the WHO, include “acute, serious respiratory illness with fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Most patients have pneumonia. Many have also had gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea.”
Defending economic sovereignty
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld As the visit of US President Obama to Manila looms close, both the Philippine and US governments are drumbeating the signing of the apparently more palatable Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) as a high point while keeping mum about Obama’s equally important and urgent agenda such as the Trans-Pacific…
The sub-über class
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The diversion of pork barrel funds, of which Janet Lim-Napoles and several members of Congress have been accused, could be implemented not only with the collaboration of congressmen and senators and other high level bureaucrat-capitalists. It also needed the sustained efforts of a class of individuals familiar…
Philippine, Japan roles in US ‘rebalancing’ plan
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star When US President Barack Obama comes to Manila on Monday, capping a four-country trip in Asia (Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines), will the Aquino government gift him with a signed agreement that would “give American ships and planes the most extensive access…
Unwelcoming Obama: Protests set to hound US President’s state visit
Various groups under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan are gearing up for a two-day protest for US President Barack Obama’s Manila trip next week.
Hadlang sa internet freedom ang Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) na inilalako ni Barack Obama
Kontrobersyal ang mga tsapter ng Trans-Pacific Partnership hinggil sa liberalisasyon sa agrikultura; pag-import at pag-eksport ng “textiles”, “apparel”, at “footwear”; intellectual property rights (IPR); serbisyo at pamumuhanan; kontrol sa pamumuhunan at kapital; pribatisasyon ng mga kumpanyang pag-aari ng gobyerno; pangangalaga ng kalikasan; at karapatan ng mga manggagawa.