The publication of the latest volume of Sison’s Selected Writings covering the years 2010-2011 in Build the People’s Power (2016) by the International Network for Philippines Studies reaffirms his place as the emblematic Filipino radical thinker of the last five decades.
Month: May 2016
Sarah Elago | ‘The youth must be leaders of today’
Education is a basic right, but why is there a huge number of out-of-school youth? Why is the drop-out rate high?
Poverty may as well be the #1 cause of death
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Here is an interesting article from Agence France-Presse and published by The Telegraph, also locally by Interaksyon.com, “Financial crisis caused 500,000 extra cancer deaths, according to Lancet study.” The study, which was originally published by the Lancet medical journal, revealed that there were around 260,000 “excess cancer deaths” in OECD…
Lino Brocka’s legacy lives on
Joolia Demigillo of Tudla Productions maintains that society hasn’t changed fundamentally and so the struggle that Brocka began must be continued.
‘ACT Teachers partylist win shows strength of educators’ unions’
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), through its partylist, ACT Teachers garnered two seats in the 17th Congress.
Progressive scientists pose 13-point challenge to Duterte
The Advocates of Science and Technology for the People (Agham) said the new regime must pursue national industrialization, agricultural modernization and give priority to science and technology to help develop the economy.
‘Duterte’s hands tied by Aquino’s budget ‘reforms’
Contrary to what the Department of Budget Management (DBM) claimed when it announced that much of the budget for 2016 is still there, it is most likely “simot na” (emptied out). The funds had already been released to government agencies as per the Aquino administration’s “so-called reforms.”
Groups intensify call to stop K to 12
“Across sectors, we stand firm and united in our demand to stop the K to 12 program. Today, we wish to show President Duterte that there is a growing number of youth and students, teachers, parents, and other parts of our society who are looking forward to his actions against the anti-people K to 12 policy.”
NDFP peace consultants prefer peace talks to cabinet posts
“We see this as a positive step towards ‘straightening’ rights violations committed against political prisoners and the Filipino people.”
Teachers protest delay in election duty pay
“The election is over, but teachers who served as BEIs and support staff remain unpaid their corresponding honorarium.”
Prospects for Peace with Duterte Presidency
By Rey Claro Casambre Philippine Peace Center MANILA — Perhaps the most unexpected, yet most significant, outcome of the Duterte presidential campaign is the return of the peace negotiations into the national consciousness and discourse. To his credit, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was the only presidential candidate who made the resolution of the armed conflict through…