Illustration by DEE AYROSO
Illustration by DEE AYROSO
MANILA — On Feb. 14, youth and students together with media practitioners trooped to the College of Mass Communication in University of the Philippines in Diliman denouncing the recent attack against press freedom. This is after the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer, Maria Ressa on Wednesday, Feb, 13. She was arrested by members of…
Tiglao is what he has been accusing people of: a liar and a propagandist.
By DEMIE DANGLA
By MARK HENRY
Today, Feb. 7, Bulatlat marks its 10th anniversary. While we have every reason to celebrate this occasion, it is important to point out that the conditions that we set out to chronicle a decade ago that were, in fact, our raison d’être — economic backwardness, human-rights abuses, landlessness, political persecution, corruption, to name a few — still persist. That said, here’s to the next 10 years — and beyond!
Tunay na malaki ang gawain para ang karapatang pantao ay maging bahagi ng panlipunang kamulatan. Idagdag pa rito ang madalas na pagkakasangkot ng militar, paramilitary na grupo, maging ang war lords, sa paglabag ng karapatang pantao. Ang ibig sabihin nito, kahit pa show window ng isang demokratikong bansa ang pagpapatupad sa karapatang pantao, mismong ang mga koersibong aparato ng estado ang gumagamit sa karahasan—kasama ang paglabag sa karapatang pantao—para sa pagtataguyod ng tradisyonal na politikang sistema ng bansa, na ang epekto, ay nagtataguyod ng global na sistema ng kapitalismo.
Welcome to “On the Fringes,” the group blog of the staff of Bulatlat.com.
Here, the staff of one of Philippines’s most credible alternative online publications will blog about people’s issues that are rarely tackled in the mainstream press. This blog will complement Bulatlat’s reporting, featuring posts and stories that cannot be found in the main site.
We hope this blog would encourage dialogue between the staff and our readers.
Enjoy your visit.
[To the tune of ‘Umbrella’ (Remix) by Rihanna (Featuring Jay-Z and Chris Brown)] NI MARK ANGELES Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 REMIX.. Uhuh uhuh (Ang reyna.. namumuwalan) Uhuh uhuh (Bad girl Macapagal) Uhuh uhuh (Di ma-moderate. .) Uhuh uhuh (..ang greed) Glo ng Mandarambong (Siyam-siyam ang ulan ng mga limatik)…
Based on the data periodically provided by our web counters, the greater bulk of visits to Bulatlat are from countries or areas with high concentrations of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and overseas Filipinos (OFs): the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, and the Middle East. OFWs and OFs thus form an important segment of our…