Tags: Bayan Muna

Notwithstanding efforts of the Arroyo administration to bar the top party-list group from winning in the upcoming polls, Bayan Muna (People First) received a Special Mayor’s Award during the Queen City’s 70th Charter Day celebration last week. BY KAREN S. PAPELLERO Bulatlat CEBU CITY– Notwithstanding efforts of the Arroyo administration to bar the top party-list…

Bayan Muna’s third nominee for the May 2007 congressional elections, lawyer Neri Colmenares, talks about how he was tortured at 18, his dream of putting into law an overdue Human Rights Code, and his early dreams of making it to the movies. BY DABET CASTANEDA Bulatlat Is the Philippines ready for a Human Rights Code?…

The impending disintegration of the Arroyo regime is evidenced by its resort to intimidation, bureaucratic repression, and death squads. It is bound to implode in one big catastrophic upheaval that will unleash indiscriminate violence and dehumanizing abuses symptomatic of the advanced decay of the bankrupt neocolonial system. By E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Philippines Cultural Studies…

PHOTOS BY AYA SANTOS TEXT BY DEE AYROSO Bulatlat.com They came together with one thing in mind: justice for their kin. The names were written in white letters on 10 pieces of black tarpaulin. Hanging from steel bars, the tarp looked like gravestones in the middle of the plaza in front of the Sta. Cruz…

BY ABNER BOLOS Gitnang Luson News Service Posted by Bulatlat.com Alarmed by the unabated killing of political activists, world labor leaders will visit the country next month to investigate killings of labor leaders and organizers and repression of the labor sector. San Fernando, Pampanga—Alarmed by the unabated killing of political activists, world labor leaders will…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com The government, said Bayan Muna (People First) Rep. Teddy Casiño, may impose additional taxes to raise the income needed to finance this year’s proposed P1.053 trillion ($20,371,445,153) national budget. In the 2006 proposed budget, the real value of the proposed budget for education and health decreased while that for debt…

Burying the dead is an important ritual for Muslims and they had to do it within 24 hours. With the lone Muslim cemetery in Metro Manila severely congested, those with the means are forced to transport their dead to Mindanao costing at least P10,000 in air fare alone. The establishment then of a second Islamic…

“Without any warning, they just started shooting at us with their armalite rifles, followed by six to nine explosions from M203 grenade launchers. I shouted at the top of my lungs: Hindi kami kalaban, magsasaka lang kami, sir!…Tama na! (We’re not enemies, we are just farmers…stop it!) But they continued peppering us with bullets,” said…

Two of those who were recently killed in Central Luzon have had brushes before with Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, the man the victims’ relatives and friends claim as behind the killings. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – The eldest son of slain Bayan Muna (BM) member Francisco Rivera, 34-year old Ricardo, was a…