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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!

Read managing editor Benjie Oliveros’s piece on the 10 years of Bulatlat

By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise Posted by Bulatlat.com Was Edsa I a failure? Ferdinand Marcos Jr., heir to the Dictator Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth and discredited political legacy, says so. According to him, there has been no change: poverty only worsened, there are no basic services for the people and subsequent governments were not able to clean…

The ruling elite and one segment of the middle class would want to make the people believe that one person could fulfill the unfinished tasks of Edsa 1 to lull the Filipino masses into complacency and dependence. In fact, they do not want another people power uprising to take place, reasoning that it would shake the political order. And that is where the problem lies.

Filipino migrant organizations in the United States and Canada condemned what they called the “brutal” treatment of activists marching to the US Embassy in Manila on Feb. 25. BY AUBREY MAKILAN-DELA CRUZ MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Filipino migrant organizations in the United States and Canada condemned what they called the “brutal” treatment of activists marching to…

Militants who helped sweep Joseph Estrada out of power and install Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo into the presidency marched toward Edsa Shrine to mark the third anniversary of People Power 2 Jan. 20. Blocked by contingents of police, they rallied in front of Camp Aguinaldo to decry the growing fascism and militarization under the present administration. By…