Engineer Fidela “Delle” Bugarin Salvador, 50, was a staff member of the Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services (CorDisRDS) and was monitoring projects in the area when she was caught and was killed in the crossfire.
The national language | Evolution through revolution
SPECIAL REPORT: The national democratic movement is uniting the country toward a national language, as it advances radical, societal changes.
Activists call for release of two UP alumni nabbed in Nueva Ecija
The PNP should be accountable for their illegal arrest and detention. We demand their immediate release.” – Hustisya
Indigenous peoples submit cases of rights abuses to UN official
“More than 100,000 indigenous peoples from 39 tribal groups all over the country will be dislocated or will lose their livelihood as an effect of the all-out mining liberalization under Aquino. Even more indigenous communities will be displaced in energy, water, and plantation projects under the Public-Private Partnership program.”– Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas
“Ser, towel ba, towel?” and other People’s SONA sidelights
By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat.com After the coverage of the People’s SONA on July 28, other Bulatlat staff writers and I were crossing a catwalk over Commonwealth avenue when, on the Philcoa-bound side, we saw at least a truckload of armed men in fatigue uniform, accentuating the long, blue files of police lining the length of…
Indigenous peoples join call for Aquino ouster at the People’s SONA
“Why are they depriving people of their lands?” – Mayeth Corpuz, an Agta, secretary general of the Samahan ng mga Katutubo sa Sierra Madre (SKSM)
By DEE AYROSO
On the ‘diluted’ Bangsamoro Basic Law | Aquino must step in, says MILF
“We do not know what made the review team look at the Moro Question as a purely legal matter.” – Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Zambales folk resist mining
By DEE AYROSO
“Before the mining started, the environment was pristine. We lived on farming, and the harvest was plentiful. Now, when it rains, red water rises.”
The Soldiers Came, and the Classes Stopped
By DEE AYROSO
In a remote village in Samar, children are forced to go to school to another village, walking for hours to attend their classes, after the soldiers started coming in and committed atrocities. What happened to Bay-ang illustrates the extent militarization damages not just communities but the education of poor Filipino children, particularly in the countryside.
Under the Gun: School for Tribal Children in Surigao Bears Brunt of Militarization
Special Report | First of Three Parts A non-formal school in Surigao del Sur has shown how education serves as a tool to unite and develop Lumad communities. Now, amid the evacuation by Manobo villages triggered by the presence of soldiers, the school is being targeted by the military, claiming that it is an “NPA school.”