Category: Human Rights

Review of Pakikiramay: Alay ng mga Makata sa mga Magsasaka ng Hacienda Luisita Amado V. Hernandez Resource Center and Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy-Alliance of Concerned Teachers 68 pages What makes Pakikiramay: Alay ng mga Makata sa mga Magsasaka ng Hacienda Luisita remarkable is the broad spectrum of poets represented in…

A group of U.S.-based urban planners has revealed that pollution is taking its toll on this city – the Philippines’ acclaimed summer resort – without alarming local residents and authorities. Some of the investigators felt dizzy themselves after conducting pollution tests. By AT Bengwayan Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – A group of…

The horrifying past of Laak, a town in Compostela Valley, has come back to terrify villagers, no thanks to the state’s intensifying militarization in the countryside. By Cheryll Fiel Bulatlat.com LAAK, Compostela Valley — “Mura man kag taga-Laak!” (You act like you’re from Laak!) In this part of the country, people say this when they…

BULATLAT INVESTIGATIVE REPORT Farm workers of Hacienda Luisita dispute the claim by the Cojuangcos that SDO has been good for their thousands of farm workers. Farm workers say they have been losing their jobs, receiving pitiable pay and may lose their own homes, too. BY DABET CASTAÑDA Bulatlat.com (Second of two parts / Read the…

BULATLAT INVESTIGATIVE REPORT The Versolas continue to support the strike, visiting the picket line to watch documentaries on the massacre, help in the kitchen chores or just exchange views with anyone. Mang Pering says that their forefathers’ struggle to finally own the land that is rightfully theirs rages on. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com (First of…

A New People’s Army rebel died Oct. 21 while detained at the Maximum Security Compound of the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa after suffering from severe diarrhea and mental disturbance. By DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com A New People’s Army rebel died Oct. 21 while detained at the Maximum Security Compound of the National Bilibid Prison in…