Whatever happens in the negotiating table, the CPP said the Filipino people must unite, strengthen their ranks and intensify the struggle for a better society. By RONALYN OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Hopes were high when formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines(GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines…
Hacienda Luisita | Farm workers still hoping, fighting to own land
After two years, it was only in July when Flores and other farmers were allowed to again till their farm lots, a part of the long-running struggle of farm workers in Hacienda Luisita.
After storm, CPP’s 48th anniversary pushes ahead in Southern Tagalog
The Communist Party of the Philippines in Southern Tagalog celebrates the party’s 48th anniversary.
The political legacy of the Filipino Sixty-Eighters
The enduring legacy of the sixty-eighters is hope.
Eight out of 10 Filipinos, a Dec. 17 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey has found, fear that they or someone they know could be a victim of extrajudicial killings or EJKs. As Senator Grace Poe has observed, the fear is understandable in view of the epidemic of killings in the course of the Duterte anti-illegal…
Some good news; Can there be more?
At the onset of the Christmas and New Year holidays, probably the gladdest and most welcome news, particularly for poor families, is that for at least 1.4 million students in 114 state universities and colleges (SUCs) across the nation, tuition will be free in 2017. An editorial of the Philippine Daily Inquirer notes that the…
Find out what the orphaned children of the Philippines’ war on drugs are wishing for this Christmas.
Power rate hike looms as Malampaya schedules maintenance shutdown
Power generation companies have been assured their incomes even when they don’t have to deliver much power, as when they themselves are in scheduled shutdown, or when another source is supplying energy to the distributors.
Yearender 2016 | The unlikely Philippine president
Rodrigo Roa Duterte is, perhaps, the most unorthodox president the country ever had. He talks tough and he curses. He intersperses his prepared speeches with extemporaneous declarations in the Visayan language and of course, laced with curses. He is not the typical politician. He acts more like your neighborhood toughie.
Regime of unreason
Then-candidate Rodrigo Duterte described himself as a “socialist” and a “leftist” during the May 2016 campaign. He hasn’t made the same claim since, and, despite his appointment of two presumed leftists to the Cabinet, there isn’t a shadow of socialist thought or principle in either his statements or his emerging policies. What the entire country…
The people say ‘Enough’
President Duterte had it coming. Yes, Virginia, in a country rife with continuing human rights violations, the annual International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10 is invariably marked with protests and mass demonstrations. Public anger over the secret burial of the remains of the Dictator Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani and all that…