“Fight for genuine independence!” This is the call of the various progressive groups as they marched to US Embassy in commemoration of the 112th declaration of Philippine Independence Saturday, denouncing US imperialism and the US-led war against terrorism.

Mary Jane Sollano, then 13, Aljane Bacanto who was then 16, and Gina Renecia who was then 15, were recruited to work as household helpers. What followed were years of abuse – of being hit with wood, iron bars and chains, heads slammed on walls, being made to endure hunger – for the slightest of reasons.

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com The 15th Congress is extraordinary not only because of the presence of actors and actresses and even a boxing champion who got elected as representatives of their respective districts. It is also the first time in Philippine history that a former president of the country was also elected as…

The Families of the Disappeared for Justice (Desaparecidos) held a press conference today challenging presumptive president Noynoy Aquino to take the straight path to justice and help surface all the victims of enforced disappearances under the term of Ms. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

BANGUED, ABRA — Theodore C. Lopez of the US Embassy together with three other companions were in Abra during the elections. Theodore C. Lopez approached a delegate of the PIOM while waiting for the opening of the canvassing area in the Provincial Capitol. The PIOM team asked Vanessa Roncal, supervisor of the Comelec in the region, if she knew about the presence of US embassy personnel in Bangued. Roncal replied that the US embassy personnel came right after the PIOM paid a visit to the Comelec Regional office.