Without undergoing a revolutionary process, governments in neo-colonies like the Philippines cannot plan. This government will always have to wait for imperialist dictates through neoliberal structural adjustment of the economy and culture. This government has no sense of nation because to think of nation and national sovereignty is to be up against imperialism, which has been the source of political and economic power by rich and corrupt Filipino politicians.
Month: May 2020
Undocumented Filipino migrants among the hardest hit amid pandemic
Filipino migrant leaders in the United Kingdom, Canada, and US revealed that undocumented workers in those countries are the hardest hit with the lack of social protection amid the dreaded pandemic.
Ang 12 diablong katutubo, si Plasencia at ang demonisasyon ng mga Lumad
Ilang dantaon nang ipinakikita ng mga mananakop ang demonisasyon ng mga katutubo upang maipakitang lehitimo ang pananakop, pagsasamantala, at pagpapasunod sa mga ito.
Canada-based groups call for release of Filipino political prisoners amid COVID-19
“This chain of death is precisely the reason which we families of prisoners sought to avert with our petition to release vulnerable prisoners in order to save human life.”
Barbarian at Miagos
Nobody owns the sweet river waters
its flows can’t be damned nor sold
nobody steals our fiery cauldron:
boils legal conceits grammar wrong.
‘Magiting’ | Filipino artists pay tribute to frontliners
About 50 musicians both here and abroad collaborated under the umbrella of Musika Publiko to produce “Magiting.”
First Person | Ang araw na kami’y nawala sa ere
Habang pinagninilayan ko ang mga pangyayaring ito, marahil ay bahagyang natalo ang mga Lopez ngunit mas malaki ang pinsala nito sa mga sambayanang Pilipino kasama kaming ilang libong empleyado. Ito ay dahil sa pinagdamutan na sila ng estado na makakuha ng libangan at impormasyon sa panahon na may kinakaharap na krisis ang ating bansa, lalo na sa mga komunidad na tanging ABS-CBN lang ang napapanood nila sa pamamagitan ng analog broadcast.
RITM, the missing piece in the Philippines’ mass testing capacity vs. COVID-19
The decrease in the RITM budget is also coupled with the decline in the allotment of other related health concerns, such as the Epidemiology and Surveillance Department, with a 40-percent drop from P247 million in 2019 to P101 million this year. Since 2015, no additional isolation rooms have been built. Related story: What is RITM?…
What is RITM?
This is a sidebar report to our special report: RITM, the missing piece in the Philippines’ mass testing capacity vs. COVID-19 By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Established in 1981, RITM was an outcome of a series of negotiations between the Philippine and Japanese governments. The 50-bed capacity hospital was tasked to plan and implement…
Delayed reporting, inaccurate data on COVID-19 worry advocates
While the Department of Health said that the error is just one percent, there should be due diligence on the part of the DOH down to those who release the data because this will “trigger policy changes that will affect millions of people.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Having correct and accurate…
Bulatlatan: Is COVID-19 the ‘endgame’ for US-dictated privatized healthcare?
In this week’s Bulatlatan, let’s compare the US and Philippine public health system and the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. So we ask, is ‘State-side’ the safe side?