In this episode, Bulatlat looks back on the revolutionary roots of the International Women’s Day.
Day: March 10, 2019
Ni RENE BOY ABIVA Pagkasapit na pagkasapit ng nanunuot sa lamig na bukang-liwayway dumating ang banda-musiko; agad nilang inayos ang kanilang hanay nang pabilog; sa gitna ang baho, tambol, at simbalo habang sa magkabilang gilid nama’y nakapuwesto ang trumpeta, trombon, at tuba; dagli nilang tinugtog ang Martsa Para sa Patay ni Saul; at nangagsimulang gumapang…
Reading in the age of distraction
We are back to the basics. Threatened by armies of disinformation, our best weapon is the truth. Reading the truth, deciphering the truth, fighting for the truth. In the age of ephemeral attention, reading is an act we can pursue, promote, and steer towards our other political endeavors.
Lumad girls held incommunicado by soldiers tell of horrors in captivity
Based on the narratives reported by Karapatan, Rina, 11, and her cousin Ellah, 17, (real names withheld) were about to gather Rattan locally known as Uway or Agsam and Bocawe, a local variety of Bamboo, in the morning of February 18 when they were accosted by seven soldiers.
Duterte and Trump
Mr. Duterte and Trump do have certain things in common. But they won’t be enough to make a difference once the US is convinced that Mr. Duterte’s pivot to China is real enough and hostile to US interests.
Gender equality: Big gains under law but not enough
Ten years ago, no country in the world gave women and men equal legal rights. Today (or since June 2017) six out of 187 nations have enshrined gender equality in their laws, specifically those affecting employment and entrepreneurship, according to a decade-long study made public by the World Bank, ahead of the observance of International…