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By RONALYN V. OLEA
Forging the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms (Caser) is said to be the “meat” of the negotiations as it aims to resolve the root causes of poverty and lack of development in the Philippines.

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The Office of the Solicitor General told the Court of Appeals that the abduction and torture of Melissa Roxas are nothing but mere fabrications to embarrass the government. Her recent press conference in Los Angeles, it says, was part of the plot. The victim’s lawyers and supporters, however, say the government is just trying to evade responsibility.

By Aldwin Quitasol Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY — The New People’s Army (NPA) in the province of Abra hit the 50th Infantry Battalion of the 503rd Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for preventing the people and the family of slain NPA guerrilla fighter Michael “Ka Tarius” Reyes from…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat A lawyers’ group has demanded the automatic relief of the highest-ranking military and police officers in areas where extrajudicial killings take place. The National Union of People’s Lawyers made this call on the heels of the abduction, torture and killing of schoolteacher Rebelyn Pitao, 20, last week. Pitao, daughter of…

BY BULATLAT Multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) today challenged Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to prove her sincerity in bringing justice to the murder of Rebelyn Pitao by making heads roll in the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), in particular those who must be directly held accountable for the killing. Pitao, 20,…

An interfaith group deemed as a positive step the release of a video footage of a prisoner of war (POW) held by the New People’s Army (NPA). BY DAVAO TODAY Posted by(Bulatlat.com) The Interfaith Movement for Peace and the Release of Cammayo and Tumol (IMPACT) welcomed the recently released video footage of 1Lt. Vicente Cammayo…

The New People’s Army (NPA) unit in Southeastern Negros said that slain nursing student Rachelle Mae Palang was unarmed when elements of the Philippine Army killed her and two others. BY EDMUND B. SESTOSO Contributor Bulatlat The New People’s Army (NPA) unit in Southeastern Negros said that slain nursing student Rachelle Mae Palang was unarmed…

The failure of the Manila government to address the roots of armed conflict in the Philippines through peace negotiations has emboldened two armed political groups to raise the ante of their armed struggle against the seven-year-old presidency of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. BY GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Politics in Command / UPI Asia Online Posted by…

The leaders of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa-Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPM-P/RPA-ABB), a group that split from the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in the 1990s, have begun accusing each other of corruption and gangsterism – and seem headed for a bloody showdown. BY KARL G. OMBION AND RICHARD PAUYON Bulatlat…