Category: News Analysis

BY ABNER BOLOS Bulatlat.com The strike may have been lifted last December 8, 2005, but the struggle of the farm workers of Hacienda Luisita, Inc. (HLI) is far from over. Among the unresolved issues are coverage of land distribution and number of agrarian reform beneficiaries. Farm workers in Hacienda Luisita asked the Department of Agrarian…

On January 22, 1987 at the historic Mendiola Bridge, soldiers drew first blood as they opened fire on demonstrators calling on the government to implement genuine agrarian reform. Since this resulted in 13 demonstrators being killed, this came to be known as the Mendiola Massacre which has been commemorated ever since. In remembering what happened…

With the failure to serve the warrant of arrest to the four U.S. Marines accused of raping a Filipino woman, just where is the Subic Rape Case heading? Lawyers said that it is going nowhere and as early as now, justice for the rape survivor is being denied. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com The Subic Rape…

Five years have passed since Joseph Estrada was ousted as President. But for those who continue to support him, Estrada is merely on a leave of absence and he will assume his duties as President anytime soon. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat.com Joseph Estrada, popularly known by his nickname Erap, is said to be perceived…

Bayan Muna Solon to probe ’dubious’ oil exploration in Tañon StraitBayan Muna Solon to probe ’dubious’ oil exploration in Tañon StraitBayan Muna Rep. Joel Virador filed House Resolution 1005 urging the committees on natural resources and energy of the House of Representatives to investigate the alleged dubious approval of oil exploration activities in Tañon Strait…

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance) officials called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) Nov. 10 to “seriously examine the prevailing ‘culture of impunity’” that resulted in similar incidents like the recent shooting of three suspected carjackers in Ortigas last Nov. 7. Bayan officials were ”deeply disturbed and enraged” at the video…

He is comfortable around journalists, who are, in turn, easily fascinated by him. By Germelina Lacorte DAVAO CITY — Just by looking at how media people swarm City Hall every time he is around, he is probably the city’s most covered mayor. He attracts journalists without even trying, says Jon Joaquin, editor of the local…