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BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com He was involved in the armed struggle from 1961 until his arrest in 1987. He still considers himself a revolutionary, arguing that armed struggle is necessary to effect meaningful change in the country. Now 72, he narrates the beginnings of what the government now regards as the biggest threat to the…

BY MARIE CONIE DUERME Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com The commemoration of the Cordillera Day is an event that has become the biggest annual political solidarity gathering of indigenous peoples not only in the Cordillera Region but also worldwide. This day is traced back to the eve of April 24, 1980 when soldiers belonging to…

BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com The Anti-Terrorism Bill, as passed by the House of Representatives on third reading, may be “used politically to erroneously charge with terrorism and improperly extradite” the known leaders of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) based in The Netherlands. The bill also demonizes national liberation movements which, a human…

BY DENNIS ESPADA Bulatlat.com When Jaime Fuentes, a witness of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the rebellion charges against six representatives and six other officials of progressive party-lists, removed his disguise, he was immediately recognized by volunteers of Karapatan-ST (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights-Southern Tagalog) as a military asset who harassed them…

The Philippine military has been using the Lumads in a village in Compostela Valley Province as human shields as it pursues its campaign against the communist New People’s Army. By Marilou M. Aguirre davaotoday.com Posted by Bulatlat.com NABOC, Compostela Valley Province – From Davao City, one has to travel for three hours to reach Monkayo…

Two of those who were recently killed in Central Luzon have had brushes before with Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, the man the victims’ relatives and friends claim as behind the killings. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – The eldest son of slain Bayan Muna (BM) member Francisco Rivera, 34-year old Ricardo, was a…