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The son of Randall Echanis, deputy secretary general of the militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP orPeasant Movement of the Philippines), has sought the help of  Senate President Manuel Villar and House Speaker Jose de Venecia to facilitate the immediate and unconditional release of his father. BY GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Contributed to Bulatlat…

Bayan Muna (People First) general counsel and third nominee Neri Javier Colmenares revealed that they will file criminal cases of perjury against the witnesses who “falsely testified” against Rep. Satur Ocampo in Leyte. They will also file civil cases against these witnesses for “damaging and maligning” Ocampo and Bayan Muna. BY KAREN PAPELLERO AND JOHANN…

Extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances, political persecution, baseless accusations, and arbitrary arrest and detention have no place in a democracy. These are contradictory to it. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Norberto Gonzales, Raul Gonzalez, and the AFP cannot claim to be defending democracy, for they are a curse to it. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat The May 2007 elections are…

Marking the sixth month of Rep. Crispin Beltran’s illegal detention, the Free Ka Bel Movement (FKBM) together with Anakpawis Party List led a two-day vigil and protest rally of labor unions, progressive organizations and Beltran’s supporters demanding the legislator’s immediate release. BY MAUREEN HERMITANIO Bulatlat.com Hundreds of supporters of Anakpawis (Toiling Masses) Rep. Crispin Beltran…

Danilo “Ka Daning” Ramos struggled early in life to provide for his family’s needs. He may not have impressive academic credentials, having finished only Grade 6, but his knowledge of the national situation is more impressive and credible than some government officials. Ka Daning has a distinct advantage: He knows poverty because he lives it…

“Kawitang palakol” and “gawat” are terms that refer to times when food is scarce, usually the weeks before harvest season when the farmers have spent all their money on fertilizers and pesticides and harvest time is still far away. The considerable increases in the prices of farm inputs and terribly low price of palay ((unmilled…