Ang sariling wika ay bahagi ng kultura at instrumento ng pagkakaisa. Ang pagpapaunlad ng sariling wika ay magreresulta sa pagpapalaya hindi lang ng bayan kundi ng kaisipan.
Counterhegemony: 12 Reasons to save the national language
Filipino subjects have been obliterated through Commission on Higher Education/CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 20, Series of 2013. Hence, instead of celebrating this year’s National Language Month (Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa), everyone is requested to help turn the tables against the enemies of our beleaguered national language.
The tragedy of Greece as a case study of neo-imperial pillage and the demise of Social Europe
Three and a half years after the EU and IMF, the “twin monsters” of global neoliberalism, came to the “rescue,” Greece has been transformed from a developed economy into an emerging economy, posting unemployment and poverty rates that are normally associated with so-called “third world” nations, and is permanently stuck in a vicious cycle of debt, austerity and depression.
On US Imperialism and a way forward for the Philippines
By BILL FLETCHER, JR.
Is the so-called “special relations” with the US beneficial to the Philippines? Is the Left a spent force? What are the prospects for real change? In an interview, Professor Jose Maria Sison tackles these questions and more.
War and health
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com When I began thinking about this topic and doing my research, I realized that I should be discussing not only about war and health but, more importantly, on the war against the people’s right and access to health. The two wars against the people’s right and access to health occurred simultaneously…
Satur C. Ocampo | Winners and losers
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star In my last two columns I wrote about the call of US billionaire-investor Warren Buffet to tax the rich more, and about efforts to create more jobs in the United States by reviving manufacturing that uses advanced technology. Acceding to readers’ requests, I try…
KMU Resolves to Intensify Struggle Against Globalization and For A Just and Lasting Peace
By BENJIE OLIVEROS
During the 10th National Congress of the Kilusang Mayo Uno, the labor center took stock of its strengths and weaknesses and resolved to bring the struggle of workers to a higher level, and to pursue the fight against neoliberal policies, which constitute an attack on the rights of workers and the Filipino people.
The Philippine Economy in 2009: Bruised and Battered by Myths and Hype
By SONNY AFRICA
Amid the unfounded hype about a global economic recovery, the challenge for Philippine development remains to be in the direction of defying the imperialist globalization offensive and genuinely building the domestic economy.
Ex-CCP Exec Says Globalization Has Ill Effects on Culture
Cultural worker, actor and art activist Fernando “Nanding” Josef talks about globalization and cultural imperialism. He insists that both are detrimental to the indigenous arts and culture of the Filipinos. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Correspondent Bulatlat CULTURE For Fernando “Nanding” Josef, former vice president and artistic director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP),…
Youth Group: Pro-US Policies to Blame for Mass Lay-offs
BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat MANILA — Members of Anakbayan and other youth groups staged a rally at the US Embassy here this morning to take the US to task for its role in the global economic crisis. They also lambasted the Arroyo administration for implementing what they described as pro-US policies, which they say…
Groups Slam Senate ‘Railroading’ of RP-Japan Trade Deal
BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Two groups opposed to the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) have condemned what they described as the “railroading” of the treaty last night at the Senate. The JPEPA was approved, close to midnight, with a vote of 16-4. Those who voted “Yes” were Senate President Manuel Villar, Senate President Pro-Tempore…