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BY JANESS ANN J. ELLAO AND RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat Majority of the authors of Charter change resolutions and bills did not attend the session of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments at around 2 p.m. today. There are twelve pending resolutions and bills seeking to revise and amend the 1987 Constitution. Committee on Constitutional…

BY ANNA KRISTINA VIRTUSIO AND RONALYN OLEA Bulatlat As the House of Representatives resumed its sessions today, various groups trooped to the House of Representatives to oppose Charter change. The hearing of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments was disrupted by eight students who wore caps with anti-Charter change slogans. The students are members of…

More than 200 farmers and fisherfolk started camping out to protest against the planned Charter Change by the administration coalition in the Lower House. The protesters gathered at the south gate of the House of Representatives today. House Resolution 737, authored by House Speaker Prospero Nograles, was approved by the committee on constitutional amendments last…

Those who easily condemn Nicole forget what she has been up against in pursuing the rape case against US Marine L/Cpl. Daniel Smith. BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise / Business World The headline of a widely circulated broadsheet screams, “Nicole recants, clears Smith”. For the first time, the face of the young Filipina raped by a…

The number of Generals surrounding the President of the Philippines raises questions about the nature of the regime. What is the relationship between President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the military, which includes all branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the Philippine National Police (PNP), the leadership of which consists mainly of graduates…

The Philippines’ indigenous peoples – who comprise some 15 percent of the population and who are among the country’s poorest – have become more marginalized and impoverished under this government. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 27, August 10-16, 2008 When Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo delivered her State of the Nation…

Ayaw nating maging jologs pero ito na ang karumal-dumal na nagawa sa atin ng rehimeng Arroyo. Lumilingon ang marami sa atin sa kaliwa’t kanan at nag-iisip kung paano makakalamang sa kapwa gayong ang pambansang pangulo na sukdulang nakakalamang sa lahat ay hindi napapansin. NI ROLAND TOLENTINO KULTURANG POPULAR KULTURA Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 25, July…

BY HANNAH FAITH DORMIDO Bulatlat April 22, 2008 – 1:37 p.m. “As long as the Arroyo administration remains in power, we expect a bleak future for the people and the environment,” Kalikasan-People’s Network for the Enviroment, said in a statement. Three hundred environmental advocates and members of multi-sectoral organizations, headed by Kalikasan- PNE, staged a…