Category: Other Stories

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…

The elections are a period when these conflicting forces play out an act in a long-running drama. For those who control power, each election is crucial. They cannot afford to lose. They can, in another sense, afford to win through “guns, goons, gold and Garci.” BY PROF. GILL H. BOERINGER* Contributed to Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH…

Washing and ironing his clothes, cleaning the house, washing the dishes, and weeding the farm. Other politicians would hire maids to do these things for them. But Anakpawis (Toiling Masses) Rep. Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano, the poorest congressman in the country, lives up to his sector’s way of life. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat Vol.…

As the national canvassing of votes for the recently-concluded senatorial and local elections continues to go full-swing, all eyes are on the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) – as massive fraud is alleged to have taken place in two of the region’s provinces while failure of elections has been declared in another. BY ALEXANDER…

“I am a witness to the suffering of my struggling people, and I join them in their fight for liberation.” BY REY ASIS Asian Students Association Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 16 May 27-June 2, 2007 A warm smile, a calm countenance, strong, unyielding conviction… These words best describe , recently-elevated cardinal of Hong…

Despite the recent oil price rollbacks, IBON computations show that oil products in the country are still overpriced by P2.12 ($0.043) per liter. While the Filipino people suffers from increases in the prices of basic goods and services, oil companies earned P3.32 billion ($68,729,945) from January to November, 2006, of which more than P2.86 billion…

Jermaine’s untimely death saddened his family, friends and comrades. An activist, writer, educator and a loving son and friend, his life was dedicated for others. He set aside numerous opportunities knocking on his door to serve the people. BY ROD TAJON Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 Jermaine’s untimely…