Two aerial views from a military helicopter, hovering above the mountain terrain in Caraga region last Tuesday, remain vivid – and disturbing – in my mind. One is that of a winding river and its tributaries in Agusan del Sur whose waters are oddly thick brownish-yellow. The other, where the sea nears the edge of…
Month: April 2017
‘We want utility connection, not free ride’ – Kadamay
“Because of extreme poverty, the government should create and provide regular jobs to enable the poor majority to live decent lives.”
Seven Reasons Why We Should March for Science
Scientists around the globe are speaking out and standing up to defend science in the face of efforts to reject and silence scientific knowledge from public use. On Earth Day 2017, they will march, together with the people, to support the development of science and technology that truly serves the interests of the majority. Donald…
State workers demand end to contractualization
There are 2.3 million government employees in the Philippines, and 720,000 are non-regulars or contractual workers under different names, such as job order, emergency-hired, memorandum of agreement (MOA)-hired workers, and contract of services.
Trump the warmonger
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective One thing truthful about US Pres. Donald Trump is that he does what he says. There has been no divide between his rhetoric and actions. His anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rhetoric was concretized in his executive orders such as the authorization of the US-Mexico border wall, and the controversial ban on the…
#GLobalScienceMarch vs Trump | Pinoy scientists to march for science, environment and people
Although the global march is united on climate change issues, Feny Cosico of AGHAM explained that in joining that march, it’s also the responsibility of scientists here in the Philippines to show the context of science and technology in this country.
Landlord defies DAR order favoring farmers
The 145-hectare land that was previously awarded under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program in 1996 was successfully turned over by DAR to MARBAI farmers last Dec. 19. However, the farmer-beneficiaries were forcibly driven out of their own land by about 300 security guards of the LFC.
‘Dam(n) us not | Water is for the People’
“Water is part of national patrimony. If only a few control the sources of water, you could not drink if they would not allow it.”
Bike ride to Lobo, gateway to the world’s center of marine biodiversity
Nature’s beauty and lessons in people’s struggles in one bike trip.
Flying the Bloody Skies
Dr. Dao received exceptional treatment, but passenger abuse is built into the airlines’ business model.