Category: Politics & Governance

Oil companies have been overpricing the public in the past years, as they took advantage of automatic price hikes allowed under a deregulated regime. In a review of pump prices from 2000 to 2004, Ibon Philippines found that oil products have been overpriced by a total of PhP3.68 per liter. By Maria Salamat Bulatlat.com The…

Prof. Lennox Hinds, who sat in the Presidium of Judges of an International People’s Tribunal that indicted President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for human rights violations, hardly looks like a lawyer and didn’t originally intend to be one. He decided to become a lawyer amid the advent of the civil rights movement in the U.S. in the…

A former U.S. Attorney General, a former police chief of Portland, Oregon, a noted linguist and foreign policy scholar and a former justice of India’s Supreme Court are among the more than 100 personalities and institutions that endorsed the International People’s Tribunal which indicted President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for human rights violations committed under her watch.…

Youth groups believe the Macapagal-Arroyo government guilty of stealing the youth and nation’s bright future. They held protest marches and warned they will not hesitate to storm Congress should pro-administration lawmakers succeed in crushing the impeachment. By Carl Marc Ramota Bulatlat.com With the theme “Ipaglaban ang Kinabukasan ng Kabataan at Bayan (Fight for the Youth…

Nobody expected the impeachment complaint to go smoothly. But nobody thought it would be mired in so many issues this early as the first week of impeachment proceedings went nowhere. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat.com Public attention focused on House Committee on Justice (CoJ) chair, Rep.. Simeon Datumanong, after he abruptly suspended the first impeachment…

Although symbolic and perhaps without any authority to enforce its verdict, the International People’s Tribunal has sent a powerful message to Macapagal-Arroyo and other perpetrators of human rights violations: You cannot forever silence truth and justice because the people’s justice will come after you in the final reckoning. By Bobby Tuazon Bulatlat.com Watching from the…

The dilatory tactics in the impeachment proceedings orchestrated by allies of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo are quickly catching up on her. Unwittingly, these are only exposing the President’s intent to obstruct justice and, hence, may just expedite her ouster from Malacañang. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com Last week’s early suspension of the House Committee on Justice (CoJ)…

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s trip to New York to attend the World Summit of the United Nations, Sept. 15, will not give her a respite from mass actions calling for her resignation. US-based Filipinos, led by BAYAN USA, are gearing up for a major protest action when she arrives. By Bulatlat.com President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s trip to…

If only the government of the Philippines would enact laws on conventions that the country is treaty-bound to comply with, there would be no need to legislate an anti-terrorism bill (ATB). Passing the ATB will only replicate existing international humanitarian laws and laws on crimes against humanity, a UP law professor says. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA…

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s trip to New York to attend the World Summit of the United Nations, Sept. 15, will not give her a respite from mass actions calling for her resignation. US-based Filipinos, led by BAYAN USA, are gearing up for a major protest action when she arrives. By Bulatlat.com President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s trip to…