By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com It is a book that draws you in. Three-time Palanca Award-winning writer Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin’s collection of 10 personal narratives titled “Anim na Sabado ng Beyblade’ is a testament to the innate power of the well-written word to convey so many things at once. His essays unpretentiously titled with…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The progressive party-list group Bayan Muna is accusing a group closely allied with the Aquino government of resurrecting a legislative measure that is “ contrary to the interest of human rights victims.” Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares criticized Akbayan lawmaker Walden Bello for allegedly undermining the House…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Human rights advocates all over the world expressed dismay and outrage over January 9 reports that Saudi Arabia has beheaded Rizana Nafeek, the Sri Lankan domestic worker who was wrongly accused of killing a baby under her care in 2005. Nafeek’s case has been widely followed by…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Urban poor communities in Bacoor and Dasmariñas in Cavite are stepping up protests against demolition plans of the local and national governments. On November 29, the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) in Cavite put up protest camps in Kadiwa Market in Dasmariñas and in Talaba 6 in…