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Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Liza Maza said the Bangsamoro people can’t help but interpret Arroyo’s move as a declaration of an all-out war against them. “The Arroyo government’s obstinacy, all the while ignoring the legitimate demands of the Bangsamoro, does not bring the conflict anywhere near resolution,” she said. BY CJ KUIZON Davao Today Posted…

(First of 3 parts) This is a slightly revised version of the author’s presentation in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 29 and August 26 during the training of journalists from member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) organized by the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of InWEnt-Germany. BY DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Bulatlat Vol. VIII,…

Employees and caregivers of Golden Acres Home for the Aged oppose the planned transfer of the facility to Tanay—a town in Rizal province—which is 57 kilometers from Manila, saying that it would only endanger the health and well-being of the elderly, and their own jobs as well. NOEL SALES BARCELONA Vol. VIII, No. 32, September…

Does the Department of Agriculture (DA) have only three months left to stay in Manila? This is the question of employees at the Office of the Secretary (OSEC), now that there is a specific directive from the President herself to hasten the transfer of the DA office from Quezon City to Ilagan City, Isabela (approximately…

(Third of 3 parts) This is a slightly revised version of the author’s presentation in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 29 and August 26 during the training of journalists from member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) organized by the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of InWEnt-Germany. BY DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Bulatlat Vol. VIII,…

(Second of 3 parts) This is a slightly revised version of the author’s presentation in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 29 and August 26 during the training of journalists from member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) organized by the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of InWEnt-Germany. BY DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Vol. VIII, No.…

Government hospitals are presently undergoing systems overhauls amid mounting dissatisfaction that the Health Department is itself acknowledging. BY ACE ALEGRE Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 32, September 14-20, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – Government hospitals are presently undergoing systems overhauls amid mounting dissatisfaction that the Health Department is itself acknowledging.…

The urgency for real transparency in the domestic oil industry remains despite the recent rollback in oil prices, and vital information needs to be disclosed for the public to be assured that the monopolized domestic oil industry is not profiting at their expense. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by (Bulatlat.com) Vol. VIII, No. 32, September 14-20,…

Filipino-Americans under the banner of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan-New Patriotic Alliance) USA chapter joined protesters from United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), the Troops Out Now Coalition (TONC), Latinos Against the War (LAW), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), the American Indian Movement (AIM), the ANSWER Coalition, and various unions and labor groups during…

Bulatlat.com September 8, 2008 – 1:27p.m. The peasant group that exposed the P728-million fertilizer scam slammed Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez for ‘protecting former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn ‘Jocjoc’ Bolante.’ Danilo Ramos, secretary general of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP-Philippine Peasant Movement) said, “Gonzalez really knows who to coddle, those who are indebted to the people…