When Congress reopens late July, Bayan Muna and two other progressive party-list groups will spearhead the repeal of the oil deregulation law and a review of the country’s commitments to the GATT-WTO. Another party, Suara Bangsamoro, is set to file charges against poll officials in Mindanao for fraud and other election irregularities. By AUBREY SC…

A fact-finding mission initiated by evangelist and presidential candidate Eddie Villanueva’s Bangon Pilipinas Movement has yielded a number of documents showing proof of vote-padding in some municipalities. The documents, which will be part of the evidence being collated by the poll watchdog group Patriots – combined with earlier reports of vote-padding from a progressive party-list…

The conduct of the May 10 elections in Eastern Visayas is no different from the rest of the country. The report by an election watchdog set up by people’s organizations showed rampant fraud, violence and irregularities. By MAUREEN JAPZON Bulatlat.com TACLOBAN CITY – Contrary to the declaration of the Commission on Elections, Philippine National Police…

There is no basis in the plan of oil firms to again hike the prices of their petroleum products in spite of the uptrend in world oil prices. Oil companies in the country have overpriced their products by around 16 centavos per liter from January to May this year. By IBON Foundation Bulatlat.com There is…

Poor people cannot be blamed for not sharing the government’s euphoria over the 6.4 percent growth in the gross domestic product (GDP). After all, they cannot feel such growth, and a close scrutiny of the figures shows that the latest data on the local output only reflects the kind of economy the country has. By…

Two employees unions of the University of the Philippines in a joint statement expressed their opposition to the latest plan to accelerate the privatization of government services which, they said, makes government employees the sacrificial lambs in the government’s inability to raise sufficient revenues and to curtail public spending. By LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch…

By Chalmers Johnson TomDispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize — or do not want to recognize — that the United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet. This…

Table of Contents: ‘Globalisation’ I. How and Why the World Social Forum Emerged II. WSF Mumbai 2004 and the NGO Phenomenon in India By Research Unit for Political Economy Ground floor, Sidhwa Estate, N.A. Sawant Marg, Colaba Mumbai (Bombay), India 400005. http://www.rupe-india.org/index.html Posted by Bulatlat.com Introduction ‘Globalisation’ It became fashionable in the 1990s to use…