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Hadji Abdullah Dalidig was a picture of calm when he testified at the second session of the Citizens’ Congress for Truth and Accountability. Just as he was calm when he faced Namfrel chairman Jose Concepcion, who kept banging on the table, and Lanao del Sur provincial election supervisor Ray Sumalipao, who theatrically promised to kill…

A new witness to the alleged rape by six U.S. marines of a 22-year old Filipina has emerged. In an exclusive interview with Bulatlat, the witness narrated how an “almost naked woman” from a Starex van was dumped almost in front of her on that fateful night of November 1. She also said an orange…

I screamed for the last time. A long, loud, delicious scream. All my epidermal pain receptors stood at attention. I prayed that the isopropyl alcohol would do its job well. The piece of cotton emerged black from the excess ink, and bright red from the blood I shed. Then I vomited. My lizard, which I…

To those who fear him, Duterte is “the punisher,” as Time magazine described him three years ago. To those who respect him, he is the man who keeps the peace. To his political adversaries, he plays dirty. To others whose lives he touched through his generosity, he has a heart of gold. To keen political…

By Jim Lobe InterPress Service (IPS) WASHINGTON, Apr 30 (IPS) – World Bank President James Wolfensohn Monday extolled the Communist government of President Fidel Castro for doing “a great job” in providing for the social welfare of the Cuban people. His remarks followed Sunday’s publication of the Bank’s 2001 edition of ‘World Development Indicators’ (WDI),…

By Germán Sánchez Editor’s Note: As U.S. citizens most of us have precious little knowledge or understanding of revolution. Through our educational systems and the corporate media in the U.S. we have received either no information or distortions about historical revolutions. It certainly is not in the interest of the corporate oligarchy to teach it’s…

The implications of promoting the market-oriented production of modern plant breeds among Cordillera peasants If former President Marcos had his “Green Revolution” and “miracle rice” program, the Arroyo administration has its agricultural modernization program and Bt corn. But the effects on the peasantry are the same dependence on creditors, indebtedness, soil degradation, and worsening pest…

By Jim Lobe InterPress Service (IPS) WASHINGTON, Apr 30 (IPS) – World Bank President James Wolfensohn Monday extolled the Communist government of President Fidel Castro for doing “a great job” in providing for the social welfare of the Cuban people. His remarks followed Sunday’s publication of the Bank’s 2001 edition of ‘World Development Indicators’ (WDI),…