Day: October 25, 2008

Ang kasaysayan ng pelikulang Filipino, dulot ng simulain at pabaong ng Amerikanong kolonialismo, ay kasaysayan ng politika at politikal na ideolohiya. Ang isa ring ginawa ng postwar na pamamayagpag at pagiging global na dominant ng Hollywood films ay dalawang bagay: una, panghinain ang lokal na industriya ng maraming bansa, kasama ang Pilipinas sa huling bahagi…

An international fact-finding body, which recently visited communities affected by the off-shore oil and gas exploration along the Cebu-Bohol strait, revealed that the exploration would be detrimental to the livelihood of the fisherfolks in the area. BY RITCHE T. SALGADO Contributor Bulatlat An international fact-finding body, which recently visited communities affected by the offshore oil…

Fearing another landslide, some 300 residents of nearby Itogon, Benguet appealed for Roman Catholic Bishop Carlito Cenzon’s intervention and assistance to cause the immediate suspension of all mining activities in the area where16 indigenous miners were trapped in a tunnel last month. BY LYN V. RAMO REGIONS Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246…

BY PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee International League of Peoples’ Struggle DEMOCRATIC SPACE On behalf of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), I wish to convey warmest militant greetings of solidarity to all the delegations now convened in this International Assembly of Migrants, Refugees and Advocates. I congratulate all the organizers,…

The Arroyo government is frantically working for an increase in the deployment of Filipino migrant workers in the Middle East to cushion the impact of the probable lay-offs and decrease in remittances of overseas Filipinos in the US and other counties hit hard by the financial crisis. But the Middle East, according to Migrante International…

Representatives of Protestant churches and indigenous peoples all over the world condemned the abduction of missing activist James Balao, an indigenous Ibaloi of Benguet, have called for a speedy investigation, and urged the government to locate and surface him. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246 kms.…

Delegates of the International Solidarity Mission (ISM) to Surface James Balao were frustrated and disappointed over government inaction in resolving the case of the missing activist. BY CYE REYES HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Northern Dispatch Bulatlat LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (248 kms. North of Manila)—Delegates of the International Solidarity Mission (ISM) to Surface James Balao were frustrated…