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Pilî na mga Persona sa Himno ng People Power at Awit-protesta

Ni ABET UMIL Magkahiwalay ang mga aktibidad, ng walong buwan pa lamang na administrasyon ni Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte at Liberal Party, para sa ika-31 taong komemorasyon ng People Power 1. Bagamat tungkol sa kapangyarihan ng pagkakaisa ng sambayanan na nagpatalsik sa diktador, dating Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos, ang historikong pagbabagong panlipunan ang pangyayaring iyon…

Blood rush over bloodbaths | Still killing and dying for Hacienda Luisita

Twenty seven years ago on January 22, 1987, 10,000-15,000 marching farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita and land reform advocates were met with bullets as they bravely wagered for land, labor, and life. This fatal encounter, now known as the Mendiola Massacre, between farmworkers and the state is a scandalous event that instantly killed 13 protesters, the same event that made a premature break with the new regime’s professed democratic restoration after the dark years of Martial Law.

Today, Feb. 7, Bulatlat marks its 10th anniversary. While we have every reason to celebrate this occasion, it is important to point out that the conditions that we set out to chronicle a decade ago that were, in fact, our raison d’être — economic backwardness, human-rights abuses, landlessness, political persecution, corruption, to name a few — still persist. That said, here’s to the next 10 years — and beyond!

Read managing editor Benjie Oliveros’s piece on the 10 years of Bulatlat

Imagine the quandary he’s in: His own mother was catapulted to the presidency via Edsa 1, the culmination of two decades of struggle of the Filipino people against the abuses of the Marcos dictatorship. He should at the least salute the Egyptian people for their courage and unity in fighting the Mubarak dictatorship.