Thousands of residents affected in flooded relocation sites in Montalban.
Citizens have captured images of the flooding caused by Tropical storm #MarioPH (Fung-Wong) in different parts of the National Capital Region.
On its second year, the Gawad Agong sa Pamamahayag recognized journalists who served as “the eyes, ears and voice of the indigenous peoples.”
The contractor that built the allegedly overpriced Makati parking building has also figured in a number of government infrastructure projects, including a pet project of Senate President Drilon: the Iloilo Convention Center.
“Through the people’s initiative, every one who signs is a lawmaker. Each of us can say to our congressmen: I will pas a law that will send you to jail if you try to insert pork funds inside the budget." Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
“We wonder whose BBL would be passed in the end, the BTC version or the Malacañang version?" -- Suara Bangsamoro
“It is evident that government forces had put civilians’ lives at risk and have also hampered the children’s right to education. Therefore, it is just to call for the military to immediately stop their operations in the said communities, and to call for the government to disband the paramilitary groups in the area, particularly the Bagani Forces.” -- Rural Missionaries of the Philippines - Northern Mindanao
“His death is the face of martial law in our country today. He suffered and died because of the cruelty and injustice of this government that speaks of ‘democracy’ but denies the rights of political prisoners.” – Cristina Guevarra, secretary general of Hustisya
“It is amazing how, an injustice, whether this be an extrajudicial killing, an enforced disappearance or torture, gives birth to people who would have otherwise lived a different life, but had now taken up the cudgels for the killed, the disappeared and the tortured.” – Edita Burgos, mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos
“They really want to abolish the NPO because of the kickbacks they would get when working with private companies.” — Teresita Crisostomo, employee, National Printing Office
A Sept.16 forum on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement looked back on the historic 1991 Senate decision on the removal of the US military bases in the country, and at the tasks ahead as their return looms.
“OceanaGold’s operations should immediately be stopped by DENR to prevent further pollution, and should immediately hold these environmental criminals accountable.” – Clemente Bautista, national coordinator of Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE)
The LRT privatization deal has been dubbed by Bayan and commuter groups such as the RILES Network as the “great train robbery.”
“It is about time for a radical shift, not only in consciousness, but also in the people and the system. We need to step up to a level where we do not only demand justice, but address the very causes of injustice.” – Monique Wilson, actress, woman activist, global director of One Billion Rising global director
So far, the biggest likely overpriced project involving HCC is the P700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), a pet project of Senate President Franklin Drilon. The convention center has been partly funded by Drilon’s Priority Development Assistance Fund and the Disbursement Acceleration Program.
Col. Pepito Flamenco, warden of Bulacan Provincial Jail, and Sr. Supt. Ferdinand Divina, acting chief of the Bulacan police, admitted that the supposed threats to Palparan’s life are “speculative.”
“Our wage is like before and yet everything is being taxed so that they [government officials] would have money to turn into pork for their taking.”
SONA ng Bayan did not only serve as a venue for various sectors to air their grievances toward the Aquino administration but also an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents for a cause.
In this video, Andrea Rosal demands justice for the death of her baby Diona Andrea. “I hope that you would join me in my fight. I hope children would no longer be victimized. I hope my baby would be the last to suffer this injustice.”
United States President Barack Obama’s two-day state visit to the Philippines was met with protest actions by progressive groups. On April 29, protesters expressed outrage at the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) and marched toward the US Embassy in Manila. Police dispersed the protesters using truncheons and water cannon.
Two years after the Supreme Court ordered the distribution of Hacienda Luisita lands to farmworker-beneficiaries, the Cojuangco-Aquinos, with the help of the Department of Agrarian Reform, have been doing everything to maintain their stranglehold on Luisita, and to provent farmers from taking control of their own land.
On the second anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on Hacienda Luisita, farmworker-beneficiaries stormed the main office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). They called on Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes to face them in a dialogue but neither the DAR chief nor any of his representative talked to the farmers. Instead, anti-riot police pushed Hacienda Luisita farmers out of the DAR compound.
Two years after the SC decision, Hacienda Luisita farmers said DAR has not performed its mandate of distributing the land.
How could the peace talks between the GPH and the NDFP proceed? Bulatlat.com’s editor Benjie Oliveros and Rey Casambre, executive director of the Philippine Peace Center and one of the convenors of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform, discusses about this and more.
Bulatlat.com’s editor Benjie Oliveros interviews Rey Claro Casambre, executive director of the Philippine Peace Center and one of the convenors of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform regarding the controversies surrounding the peace talks.
On the 45th anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA), revolutionary forces from the Southern Tagalog region hold a lighting rally in Manila to salute to all the communist guerrillas in the country. They also call for the immediate release of alleged top communist leaders Wilma Austria and Benito Tiamzon who were arrested last week.