Category: Other Stories

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…

The closing of voting precincts sees the end only of the first salvo of election cheating with the wholesale manufacturing of the eventual outcome still to come. The problem, however, with the Philippine electoral exercise is much deeper. BY SONNY AFRICA IBON Foundation Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 No one…

Youtube.com is a public website that became popular in the Philippines in late 2004. This site contains a plethora of video files whether good or bad, old or new. It also allows all its users to view, rate, or even comment on the videos, set up their own video library (or channels as the site…

Reports reaching the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) show foreign observers witnessing incidents of cheating, voters’ disenfranchisement and other election violations. BY THE CENTER FOR PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT IN GOVERNANCE Posted by Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH/ANALYSIS Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 Not since the snap presidential elections of 1986 have Philippine elections attracted…

Summary of Cases on Election Related Fraud and Violence allegedly involving elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and private armed goons maintained by political warlords By the Monitoring, Documentation, and Quick Reaction ( MDQ ) Reports from Task Force Poll Watch (TFPW) Field Coordinators Period: May 14…