Category: Other Stories

Architecture is not only the art and science of designing space — it is a social statement. And if the recent wave of constructions in UP Diliman (UPD) were indeed any indication, the UP administration seems all geared up towards a pretense of modernization. BY ELISE SOPHIA S. FRANCISCO AND JERRIE M. ABELLA Philippine Collegian…

The militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP or Peasant Movement of the Philippines) called on local government units and landlords to help the farmers most affected by the dry spells that hit the country, either in the form of assistance or a moratorium in land rent. BY AUBREY MAKILAN Bulatlat Vol. VII, No.…

Independent think-tank IBON Foundation calls on the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to spare consumers from yet another round of energy rate hikes by denying the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) its petition for tariff increases. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 26, August 5-11, 2007 Independent think-tank IBON Foundation calls on the Energy…

More than three-fourths of Filipinos rated themselves as poor in the latest survey conducted by independent think-tank IBON Foundation. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 26, August 5-11, 2007 More than three-fourths of Filipinos rated themselves as poor in the latest survey conducted by independent think-tank IBON Foundation. Results showed that 76.8…

More Filipinos were dissatisfied with the performance of President Gloria Arroyo, according to the latest IBON survey. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 26, August 5-11, 2007 More Filipinos were dissatisfied with the performance of President Gloria Arroyo, according to the latest IBON survey. In the July 2007 IBON Survey, conducted from…

Seven out of ten Filipinos gave President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a failing grade in her anti-corruption efforts, according to the latest IBON Survey. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 26, August 5-11, 2007 Seven out of ten Filipinos gave President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a failing grade in her anti-corruption efforts, according to the latest…

Recent trends reveal a new, more disturbing facet of call center employment: members of the academic community, students, graduates, and now, even the faculty, are leaving the university to work in such agencies because of the attractive pay BY MICAELA PAPA AND JERRIE M. ABELLA Philippine Collegian Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII. No. 26, August…

Mention the names Crisanto Evangelista, Amado V. Hernandez, and Felixberto Olalaia Sr. and one is reminded of the history of the militant workers’ movement in the Philippines. Felixberto Olalia Sr. was instrumental in the rebirth of the militant labor movement during the dark days of Martial Law, the peak of which was the founding of…

The canvassing of election returns has not yet been completed. Tension still rises from every corner in the country. But in Pampanga, they are experiencing a first, the election of a priest Fr. Ed Panlilio as governor and his supporters, as well as those who shun traditional politics are overjoyed. BY MAC BRYAN N. BAUTISTA…

The Negros-based Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI) has been selected as one of the 10 finalists for London’s Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. BY KARL G. OMBION Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 16 May 27-June 2, 2007 BACOLOD CITY – The body that gives the world’s leading green energy prize, the Ashden Awards for Sustainable…