Ang tagumpay at kabayanihan ni Lapu Lapu sa labanan sa Mactan ang nagpaantala sa pananakop ng Kastila nang 44 taon.
WANTED: An Independent Senate
The Philippine Senate could be the last democratic institution for the government’s checks and balances, independent of and not beholden to the power ambitions of the presidency and expected to side with the people and defend whatever remains of Philippine democracy, people’s rights and welfare, and the country’s sovereignty.
In the Philippines, a dam struggle spans generations, inspires songs of unity for the environment
By MARYA SALAMAT This is one of the reports in a series produced by Bulatlat.com with the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) Media Fellowship. The series aims to report on linkages between gender, ecological conflicts and climate change. MANILA — Two proofs stand out today showing how long and how determined the…
In peril: Southeast Asia’s environment and its defenders (Part 2 of 2)
READ ALSO: In peril: Southeast Asia’s environment and its defenders (Part 1 of 2) By Clemente Bautista Jr. and Paul Christian Yang-ed Kalikasan has been conducting researches into the cases of killings of environmental defenders in Southeast Asia. From the data we gathered, so far, we observe the following three patterns or trends: – There…
Filipino Moro activist arrested, interrogated, tortured ala Guantanamo
At one point during his interrogation, he was made to strip naked and face his armed interrogators in a room chilled by air conditioning and an industrial fan.
‘This starts a new chapter’ – CJ Sereno cheers unity with people resisting tyranny
“We may have diverged on the means but we have one goal, to bring about social justice so Filipinos can feel the benefits of democracy.”
Four heroic women for Mother Earth
But hope springs eternal. Environmental defenders everywhere are tirelessly working to protect the last frontiers of nature and restore our despoiled environment.
#BuildFilipino: Developing local steel industry as a sure bet for change
Ibon Foundation and patriotic scientists are pushing for the development of the local steel industry, saying it is a basic industry that has a bearing on the development also of other industries, from construction to transportation to making machines for agriculture and consumer goods production.
#Elections2016 |Scientists bat for genuine science, tech development in candidates’ platform
“With the national elections, it is crucial to convey to candidates the role of science and technology in national development and progress.”
Read also: ‘We don’t have to import rice with improved technology, govt support’
‘Don’t force scientists into a vow of poverty’
‘We have excellent resources, people but government not helping to put our acts together’
‘Let Filipinos benefit from Filipino talent, technology’
‘People should have access to publicly funded data, utilities’
‘SSL 2015 not for teachers, rank and file employees’
“Teachers have the greatest responsibility, but the enormous salary lag compared to top government officials is despicable.”
K to 12 | The rise of low-fee, private schools for profit
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“To generate profits, Apec and other similar chains, employ fewer and unqualified teachers and provide facilities which do not comply to standards. What’s quite regrettable in this regard, and almost scandalous, is that the government has waived regulations that exist in the provision of education, to satisfy the business interests of Pearson and Ayala.”