By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — William Regal, 17, is among the students of the University of the Philippines (UP)-Manila who joined the student strike in protest of the massive budget cuts on state universities and colleges (SUCs). “Tertiary education is the point in our school life where we are being honed to…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Fidel Agcaoili said the National Democratic Front of the Philippines is now contemplating on inviting new GRP peace panel chair AlexPadilla to a one-on-one meeting in Hongkong to clarify whether the current Aquino government accepts the validity of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and can ensure the safe and trouble-free visit of the Jalandoni couple in Manila.
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — Filipinos have nothing to applaud but plenty to fear from its new president’s US trip and the bacon it’s supposed to bring home soon, based on statements of workers, migrants, youth and students’ organizations and economic think-tank Ibon Foundation. Various people’s organizations scored the Aquino government’s double-faced tack at…
After the extension of Oplan Bantay Laya last month, four members of the local chapter of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas in Masbate and a member of the local chapter of party-list group Bayan Muna in Mindanao became the latest victims of extrajudicial killings under the Aquino administration.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL and
RONALYN V. OLEA
On the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared, relatives of victims of enforced disappearances marched to Mendiola bridge to demand that their loved ones be surfaced and the perpetrators, including former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo be punished.
Students gear up for mobilizations in Congress for the national budget deliberations to protest the scant budget allotted for basic social services and staggering budget cut to State Universities and Colleges (SUCs). In the proposed 2011 National Budget, there will be a 1.7% decline in budget for SUCs. The University of the Philippines (UP) will…