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Critics say that it is saddening that a landmark agreement, like the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), is now being used as a tool to revive Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s charter change drive. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA…

The left-leaning fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said aggressive fund-sourcing is the ultimate motive for Environment Secretary Joselito Atienza’s current talk on rehabilitation of the Manila Bay, which the group said has never been a priority of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) since Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assumed…

Sixty-three years after the Second World War ended, the Japanese Imperial Army’s “comfort women” are still fighting for justice despite their age. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 28, August 17-23, 2008 Sixty-three years after the Second World War ended, the Japanese Imperial Army’s “comfort women” are still fighting for justice despite their…

Women workers, widows and relatives of labor leaders killed under the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo government stood together to demand justice and an end to trade union repression. BY RONALYN V. OLEA LABOR WATCH Bulatlat.com Volume VIII, Number 28, August 17-23, 2008 Women workers, widows and relatives of labor leaders killed under the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo government stood…

Even as they provide much-needed health services in far-flung areas, community health workers (CHWs) are not spared from being targets of the military’s counter-insurgency campaign. In Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, two CHWs shared how they risk their lives just to be able to continue serving the poor. Their stories reveal how soldiers from the Armed Forces…

BY Bulatlat.com August 15, 2008 – 4:10 p.m. As Malacañang declared all systems go for charter change, progressive groups under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan – New Patriotic Alliance) started their protests against the renewed bid for charter change. More than 200 members of Bayan and member organizations held a noise barrage at the Welcome…

BY Bulatlat.com August 13, 2008 – 6:16 p.m. A group of lawyers slammed President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s proposal for a ‘surgical amendment’ of the Constitution, saying that the proposed constituent assembly can overhaul the entire Constitution at its discretion. In a statement, the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) said, “Arroyo’s deception is further exposed by…

BY Bulatlat.com August 13, 2008 – 6:19 p.m. Families of victims of mysterious deaths and members of Migrante International trooped to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) this morning to demand justice and a more thorough investigation on the death of Eugenia Baja, a Filipina domestic worker who allegedly committed suicide in Riyadh, Kingdom of…

BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Bulatlat.com Posted 6:20 p.m., Aug. 12, 2008 The Confederation for the Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees or Courage has called on Congress to conduct a thorough investigation on the P150-million extra duty allowances or EDA being received by Department of Education (DepEd) executives, saying that their being given these…