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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com The Aquino government has closed the case over the much-disputed, multi-billion coco levy fund issue involving the former crony of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos and uncle of the current president San Miguel Corporation chairman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. A Disposition Form dated February 14, 2012 approved by…

Rice importation fosters crisis BY THE KILUSANG MAGBUBUKID NG PILIPINAS DEMOCRATIC SPACE Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 8, March 30 – April 5, 2008 The militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) reacted to the statement of Senator Edgardo Angara saying that the rice crisis today is artificial. The group clarified that there is an…

When gunfire raged and blood soaked Mendiola bridge on the afternoon of Jan. 22, 1987, killing at least 13 peasant protesters, Marianito “Itoy” Dimapilis thought he would never get out of that scene alive. By DENNIS ESPADA Bulatlat.com It was nearly dusk. And despite having two bullets lodged on his left foot, Marianito “Itoy” Dimapilis…

Seventeen years ago last week in Mendiola at the approach of the presidential palace, Marines and police opened fire at some 30,000 peasant protesters. After the smoke cleared, 13 of the marchers lay dead. Today, organizers of that tragic rally want the massacre case reopened for justice and a bill filed in Congress for the…