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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is being asked to explain reports of summary executions of a number of suspected communist leaders and guerrillas. The demand has been raised for possible violations of international humanitarian law and protocols of war. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat In three separate incidents in the last three weeks, a…

How are we to believe de facto president Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she proclaims that the new anti-terrorism bill, euphemistically named the Human Security Act, will be used against supposed bombers and not protesters? On the contrary, such fascist legislation will certainly give further license to the Arroyo regime-sanctioned death squads responsible for the political…

Philippine elections have always been tainted with fraud, marred by violence, dominated by political dynasties, and characterized by broken promises of politicians. It has never resulted in the betterment of the lives of majority of the Filipino people. But the way things are shaping up, this may be the worst elections yet. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS…

In its dire effort to meet the three-year deadline to end the communist insurgency in the country, soldiers are now going on “campus tour” to try to “win the hearts minds” of university students in Metro Manila and to discourage them from getting involved in youth activism. A group of teachers, however, cried foul. BY…

BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Bulatlat.com The Kalinga provincial section of the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front (CPDF), a regional organization under the umbrella of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), announced that they will heighten their tactical offensives against the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and reiterated their call for fetad,…

And so this is Christmas, and what have the soldiers done? Burn the buildings of a learning center in Baler, Aurora province, said its staff. BY NORTHERN DISPATCH Posted by Bulatlat.comBulatlat Days before Christmas, the staff of a local learning center went home for the holidays but were forced to cut short their vacation after…