Category: Other Stories

The inclusion of a Hadji Akmad Bayam in the charge sheet in connection with the bomb blast in Makilala, North Cotabato last Oct. 10 has generated considerable controversy. The reason? The Hadji Akmad Bayam included in the Makilala charge sheet works with the office of Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, said leaders of the Moro Islamic…

China’s fast GDP growth has depleted its natural resources and damaged its environment. Workers and peasants in China have suffered. Even the fortunes of the “middle class” will fall. The rapidly growing protests to plant closings, land grabbing, wage and benefit cuts, and corrupt and abusive government officials can only intensify. By Prof. Pao-yu Ching…

The “culture of festivals and eco-tourism projects” has subordinated the people’s way of life to the profit drive of local government units. This was one of the main observations that came to the fore during the country’s first national cultural summit. BY Bulatlat.com The “culture of festivals and eco-tourism projects” has subordinated the people’s way…

Is Canada funding mercenaries in Mindanao? If this is true, this is not the first time that Canada has been accused of such. Private military companies earn about $100 billion yearly and mercenary armies through the years have been linked to areas where there is mineral wealth just like in Mindanao. By Ted Alcuitas Bulatlat.com…

Rebel spokesman Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal claims the New People’s Army (NPA) now has an equivalent of 27 battalions or roughly around 13, 500 regular fighters. These exclude members of barrio militia units or what Rosal describes as “peasants by day, NPA fighters by night.” BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com A few weeks ago, Malacañang…

Review of the CD album Songs of Struggle and Liberation Produced by the Euro-Philippine Inter-Cultural Solidarity (EPICS) Manufactured and distributed in the Philippines by IBON Foundation The artists behind Songs of Love and Struggle are at it again. But this time, a few more are joining them. This time we are offered Songs of Struggle…

A grand global fight looms in Hong Kong in December—a fight between the rich corporations and governments of the First World, and the vast number of people in the Third World worst hit by the W.T.O. By Joseph Yu Ibon Features Posted by Bulatlat.com With two failed ministerials out of five, the World Trade Organization…

At least 100 elders from the Mountain Province gathered for a two-day congress and strengthened their opposition to corporate mining and military deployment in communities where anti-mining sentiments are strong. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY—At least 100 elders from the Mountain Province (394 kms from Manila) gathered for a…