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More Filipinos were dissatisfied with the performance of President Gloria Arroyo, according to the latest IBON survey. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 26, August 5-11, 2007 More Filipinos were dissatisfied with the performance of President Gloria Arroyo, according to the latest IBON survey. In the July 2007 IBON Survey, conducted from…

Seven out of ten Filipinos gave President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a failing grade in her anti-corruption efforts, according to the latest IBON Survey. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 26, August 5-11, 2007 Seven out of ten Filipinos gave President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a failing grade in her anti-corruption efforts, according to the latest…

Recent trends reveal a new, more disturbing facet of call center employment: members of the academic community, students, graduates, and now, even the faculty, are leaving the university to work in such agencies because of the attractive pay BY MICAELA PAPA AND JERRIE M. ABELLA Philippine Collegian Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII. No. 26, August…

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…