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‘Stupid’ ruling vs victims part of the Marcos compromise deal?

In its July 2017 decision, the appellate court upheld the Makati sala’s ruling saying the Hawaii court’s decision was null and void for lack of jurisdiction and was “constitutionally infirm” as it infringes on Philippine sovereignty.

‘Nothing has changed… The same problems plague our country and it’s only getting worse.’ By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – As Bonifacio Ilagan prepared to attend the University of the Philippines (UP) as freshman in 1969, his neighbors warned him. Coming from a province, he said: “When people in our place leaned that…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“His works as a writer, poet, thespian, singer and songwriter have remained relevant especially to the succeeding generations of UP activists in and out of the university. His bias for the poor and oppressed dates back to his campus days.”

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – The film Deadline: The Reign of Impunity is brutal as it is truthful and brave. It is the first film to depict media killings in the country. The figures are a cause for alarm: 144 journalists murdered since 1986 with 104 killed under the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration. Four…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Related story: For FQS Veterans, Activism Is in Their Hearts MANILA — Fresh from their highly acclaimed movie Dukot, multi-awarded director Joel Lamangan and Palanca awardee Bonifacio Ilagan team up again to pay tribute to the historic series of protest actions in ’70s and relive the untold struggles, intrigues,…

Dukot‘s fearlessness emanates from its depiction of the truth about the worsening human-rights situation in the Philippines today. As Bonifacio Ilagan, the scriptwriter, put it: “It minces no words in pointing out the real perpetrators” of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.