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This year’s RP-U.S. Balikatan military “exercises” in Sulu, Basilan, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, and North Cotabato start just shortly after two sexual assaults by U.S. troops in Okinawa, Japan – in which one of the victims was a Filipina. They also come less than three years after a Filipina was raped by U.S.…

The U.S. government agenda in the resolution of armed conflict in Mindanao is for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to sign a bogus peace pact with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in the tradition of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), said Mohammad Musib Buat, a member of the…

75 percent of Filipinos want Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to resign from office and face corruption charges, according to the results of a survey conducted by IBON Foundation. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 3, February 17-23, 2008 Recent corruption scandals besetting the Arroyo administration have led most Filipinos to call for President Gloria…

I should have known not to judge a meal from how it looked before it was cooked. Good ol’ tikoy should have taught me that. BY CJ KUIZON Davao Today <http://davaotoday.com/2008/02/08/my-affair-with-tikoy/> Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 8, February 17-23, 2008 I should have known not to judge a meal from how it looked before…

National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales proposed two possible ways to defeat the Communist rebellion by 2010: first is to craft a really good local government counter-insurgency strategy, or to extend the term of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. BY MARILOU M. AGUIRRE Davao Today Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 3, February 17-23, 2008 TAGUM CITY…

It is a proud day in Australia’s history. Justice has taken a foothold. The apology given by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Feb. 13 marks the beginning of a new chapter in the interracial relations between people of indigenous origin and non-indigenous Australians. CAESAR A. BAROÑA www.pinoyera.com Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 3, February…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 3, February 17-23, 2008 For businessman Jose “Joey” de Venecia III, son of ousted House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., the series of anti-government rallies that has been started by various groups in the wake of Engr. Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada’s testimonies on the National Broadband Network (NBN)…

The treaty symbolizes the second invasion of the country by Japan and that senators may choose to be patriots or collaborators when they vote on the controversial agreement, said Arnold Padilla of the No Deal coalition. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No.2, February 10-16,2008 No Deal!, a coalition of organizations and individuals…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 2, February 10-16, 2008 U.S. troops were present during the Feb. 4 assault by combined Army and Navy elite forces on Barangay (village) Ipil, Maimbung, Sulu that killed eight non-combatants, including an Army soldier on vacation. Worse, they tolerated what had taken place. Soldiers from the Army’s…

Rating to result in more debts, says think-tank The Philippines’ fiscal crisis remains and could come to a head in 2008 despite the upgrade given by international ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service. The likelihood of this will increase the more adverse impact of the US economy’s troubles on Philippine exports, remittances and financial markets. BY…