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By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – If Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda thinks that protesters who participated in Occupy Mendiola last week are just “copycats,” and so is he, said youth leader Vencer Crisostomo. Crisostomo, Anakbayan national chairman, said the government tries to downplay the protest because of its potential to attract more people…

“The Aquino government must immediately respond to their just demands if he truly adheres to justice.” – Fe Salino, Selda-Southern Mindanao

Sidebar: While Arroyo gets special treatment, sick political prisoners barely survive

Sidebar: Political prisoners stage different forms of protest

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat.com The Hacienda Luisita agrarian dispute has been hitting the headlines recently. And it is not because the land has been distributed to the farmworkers in fulfillment of the 1957 loan agreement between the Cojuangco family and the government, and the order of the court in 1985. Nor is it about…

The dialogue brokered by government did not address the root causes of the unrest raised by the pilots who resigned. Instead, PAL will continue to implement its massive spin-off and contractualization schemes – approved by the Arroyo regime, not yet rescinded by the Aquino government — that will affect thousands of PAL’s cabin and ground employees.