The worsening of life for people in Gaza is a deliberate goal of the Israeli military. By ALEX KANE Alternet.org Israel is waging war on civilians in Gaza. Ordinary Palestinians, television stations, schools, hospitals, power plants and water facilities are all targets in the eyes of the Israeli army, one of the most powerful militaries…
Day: August 1, 2014
Rodelio “Dondon” Lanuza may have escaped death in Saudia Arabia, but ten months later, he continues to grapple with the challenges of life in the Philippines.
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
By CHANTAL ECO
“Please bring my husband’s remains home. I want him home.” – Maribelle Esparez whose husband Antonio was beheaded in Libya
SONA ng Bayan did not only serve as a venue for various sectors to air their grievances toward the Aquino administration but also an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents for a cause.
By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat.com After the coverage of the People’s SONA on July 28, other Bulatlat staff writers and I were crossing a catwalk over Commonwealth avenue when, on the Philcoa-bound side, we saw at least a truckload of armed men in fatigue uniform, accentuating the long, blue files of police lining the length of…
“Our criminal justice system will be measured by how we faired [in this case], and if we don’t get the conviction of those guilty simply because of the mis-appreciation of the facts of the case, perhaps mismanagement of the prosecution of the case, or underestimating the defense, we have to answer not only to the families of the 58 massacre victims but to the Filipino people.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective A week before his 5th State of the Nation Address, Pres. Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic Act (RA) 10641 or “An Act Allowing the Full Entry of Foreign Banks in the Philippines.” This superseded RA 7721, “An Act Liberalizing the Entry and Scope of Operations of Foreign Banks…