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Filipino women hold Aquino accountable for their sufferings

During the International Women’s Day, thousands of Filipino women in Manila marched toward Malacanang to demand accountability from President Benigno Aquino III for his ‘criminal neglect’ of Yolanda victims, unabated spike in prices of basic commodities, denial of social services, subservience to US dictates, among others. In Baguio City, a similar protest action was led…

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Bulatlat.com A young woman of 26 had just finished her postgraduate degree in the Humanities. A very promising academic career awaited her application to the faculty of the humanities in a reputable public university known for its radical tradition. Her knowledge and grasp of feminist theory and literature have earned…

GUNITA NG SALITA Ni ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat.com Ito ang kolokyal na tumbas na politisidong termino ng kolektibong kondisyon, pakikibaka at mithiin na inaako ng “kababaihan.” Halaw sa media, ang kolektibisasyon ay hango sa iba pang madalas gamitin ng broadcast media, tulad ng kapulisan, kabaklaan, at kabadingan. Ang unlaping “ka” ay nagpapahiwatig ng pagiging kaputol at…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The festering, worsening economic and social crisis has not only resulted in widespread poverty and hunger, worsening social inequities and injustices, but also an alarming increase in cases of violence against women and children. A recent survey involving 42,000 women in all 28 European Union countries revealed the harrowing situation…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“We hold the US-Aquino regime responsible for the wretched situation of Filipino women, for the plunder and destruction of our economy and natural resources and the massive attack on women’s economic and political rights and welfare. We deplore the poverty and the violence that we are being subjected to.” – Gabriela

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