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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“We can’t stand idly by and allow another OFW to be executed because the Philippine government failed to exert all diplomatic means to save him. We call on all Filipinos to come together and call for the commutation of our kababayan’s sentence in China.” – Migrante International


In a press conference held on Saturday at the Migrante International office, families of OFWs in death row and in jail appealed to the Philippine government to also act in haste for their relatives. “Let us also not forget that there are still others in death row who continue to appeal to the government for much-needed attention and intervention,” said Garry Martinez, Migrante International chairperson.(Photos by Jo A. Santos / bulatlat.com)

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Buried under all the election hoopla is a momentous event the Philippines would be figuring in starting next month—the World Expo in Shanghai, China. The Philippine Organizing Committee (POC) to the Shanghai Expo announced last April 8 at the Coconut Palace that the country is all set in…

By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Silage Choppers & Snake Spirits By Dao-yuan Chou Edited by Juliet de Lima-Sison Published by IBON Foundation Inc. 466 pages MANILA — The new book Silage Choppers & Snake Spirits by Dao-yuan Chou could not have burst upon the Philippine scene at a more appropriate time. “This year, 2009, would…

China is looking at the Philippines to meet its domestic food and energy requirements even as the Chinese economy is being restructured into an enormous assembly hub of manufactured goods for the American, Japanese and European markets. BY ARNOLD PADILLA IBON Features Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 34, September 30-October 6, 2007 During Chinese…

BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The country is again facing the prospect of oil price spikes. Why? Can nothing be done about it? The country, and the world, are again being threatened with the probability of run-away increases in the prices of oil, gas, and its derivatives. New York’s main contract, light sweet crude for June…

By James Petras www.globalresearch.ca Posted by Bulatlat.com World developments in 2005 will be determined by the major events and tendencies in 2004. First and foremost, 2004 demonstrated in the most dramatic and definitive manner that the US imperial military machine could be defeated. The Iraqi resistance has proven that the US Empire is not invincible.…