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NUJP Grieves Loss of a Patriotic Journalist * Latest Posts Archived Stories 

NUJP Grieves Loss of a Patriotic Journalist

From NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS OF THE PHILIPPINES (NUJP) September 8, 2010 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines joins the family, friends, colleagues and the media industry in mourning the passing of Alexander Martin Remollino. Alex was only 33 when he died. But in his short life, Alex made a lasting mark in Philippine journalism. He was more than a chronicler of the travails of Juan de la Cruz. He cast away the conventions of Western journalism that, in their blandness often serve the status quo, and fiercely…

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Living in Harmony With Nature: A Lesson From the Agtas of Tiwi * Latest Posts Archived Stories Indigenous Peoples Indigenous Peoples - Front Regions Regions - Front 

Living in Harmony With Nature: A Lesson From the Agtas of Tiwi

By LYN V. RAMO Bulatlat.com LEGAZPI CITY — The tribal leader said he lives nearby. Speaking in Tagalog, he said, “Diyan lang (nearby),” when asked where he would go home to. To indigenous peoples, the phrase “Diyan lang,” is as simple as pointing to the back with a hand over their shoulder. Without clarifying further, the “bagong salta” (newcomers) might be in for a long walk over the rugged mountain terrain they have never trekked before. Indigenous peoples are used to walking long hours, their stamina not even challenged, partly…

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For Better or for Worse? Archived Stories Bulatlat Perspective 

For Better or for Worse?

BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The last time the country underwent the same type of changes in the charter, currently being pushed by the Arroyo administration, purportedly to solve the political and economic crisis was in 1972. Marcos presided over the finalization of the 1971 Constitution, which shifted the form of government from presidential to parliamentary. But the 1971 Constitution and the laws and measures enacted by Marcos, which is being emulated by the Arroyo administration, did not solve the political and economic crisis confronting the country, it worsened it. The…

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Aggressive GMO Promotion is Making Ifugao Corn Farmers Poorer Archived Stories Special Reports 

Aggressive GMO Promotion is Making Ifugao Corn Farmers Poorer

Conclusion If there’s anybody to blame for making farm life in the Ifugao town of Alfonso Lista more and more miserable today, it should be the Arroyo government for its aggressive promotion of GMO in corn production in tandem with the TNC giant Monsanto and the Ayalas, among other corporations. BY FERNANDO BAGYAN AND LULU GIMENEZ Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – The municipality of Alfonso Lista, known until recently as Potia, in Ifugao, hosts relatively young settlements founded within the last eight decades. The first settlers on this remote upland…

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Guihulngan, Almighty: Photos from Another View * Latest Posts Archived Stories Slideshow 

Guihulngan, Almighty: Photos from Another View

Guihulngan City, a 4th class city in Negros Oriental, is majestic, breath-taking, beautiful. Beneath this physical beauty, however, lie stories crying to be written and told to the world. TEXT AND PHOTOS BY TERENCE KRISHNA LOPEZ Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 27, August 10-16, 2008 This is Guihulngan City, a 4th class city in Negros Oriental. Majestic, breath-taking, beautiful. Beneath this physical beauty, however, lie stories crying to be written and told to the world. From this point, Mt. Kanlaon is visible, a beautiful backdrop. Guihulngan, if not the…

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Gasoline, Diesel Prices Now More Than Double * Latest Posts Archived Stories 

Gasoline, Diesel Prices Now More Than Double

As of January 2007, the prevailing pump price of gasoline and diesel is now more than twice their price when President Gloria Arroyo took over in January 2001. BY IBON Foundation Posted by Bulatlat As of January 2007, the prevailing pump price of gasoline and diesel is now more than twice their price when President Gloria Arroyo took over in January 2001. Compared with their respective levels before the downstream oil industry was deregulated in April 1996, the pump price of gasoline is now more than six times higher while…

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Fantasya Archived Stories 

Fantasya

NI ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat.com Sino ang hindi nabubuhay sa fantasya sa kasalukuyang panahon? Fantasya ng mga hubad at halos hubong babae at lalake sa panahon ng bikini at model searches. Fantasya ng maging next big star. Fantasya ni Darna na muli’t muling pinapapanood sa atin, ngayon naman sa telebisyon. Matatawag rin fantasya ang malling at window shopping. Binibigyan tayo ng pasubali sa posibilidad sa mga pinakabagong damit, bag, sapatos, gadget—ang maaring makamit kung mayroon tayong sapat na salapi sa wallet. At tunay namang abot-tanaw lang ang pangarap na napapagitnaan ng…

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Making It Hit Closer to Home Archived Stories 

Making It Hit Closer to Home

Kasaysayan ang Magpapawalang-sala sa Akin Filipino translation of Fidel Castro’s History will Absolve Me by Carl C. Ala Published by AMISTAD 63 pages 2006 carries a double significance for AMISTAD. Aside from marking the 80th birthday of Cuban president Fidel Castro, it is also the 60th year of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Cuba. AMISTAD chose to celebrate what its president George Aseniero calls “milestones” by publishing Kasaysayan ang Magpapawalang-sala sa Akin, a Filipino translation of Cuban President Fidel Castro’s famous five-hour speech History will Absolve Me by Carl…

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ATB, an Arm of Greater Terror – Senator Madrigal Archived Stories Human Rights 

ATB, an Arm of Greater Terror – Senator Madrigal

Citing the danger of a repressive regime using an Anti-Terror Bill to create a shadow criminal justice system which, in turn, will be used as an instrument of a greater terror perpetrated by people in power against their critics and political opponents, Sen. Jamby Madrigal proposes a paradigm shift to “Human Security” whereby terrorism is fought not by suppressing the rights of citizens but by promoting human rights and justice. By Sen. M. A. MADRIGAL Paper read before the Eminent Jurists Panel, International Commission of Jurists Djakarta, Indonesia, December 5,…

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The New Roman Empire Archived Stories Human Rights 

The New Roman Empire

Out of studies on the Roman Empire in the New Testament especially the Book of Revelation, I follow a thesis that the United States of America has become today’s New Roman Empire. BY BP. ERME R. CAMBA United Church of Christ in the Philippines Posted by Bulatlat.com When the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) meeting in Accra defined “empire” as “the coming together of economic, cultural, political and military power [constituting] a system of domination led by powerful nations to protect and defend their own interests” (Par. 11), it…

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Women Groups Unite vs Arroyo’s Chacha Archived Stories Breaking News Women & Children 

Women Groups Unite vs Arroyo’s Chacha

BY Bulatlat.com Posted 2:30 p.m., Dec. 14, 2006 Representatives of various women’s groups and other women personalities gathered in a press conference at Quezon City, Dec. 15, to register their participation in the mounting protests against the government’s moves to amend the Constitution. At the conference, the women leaders signed a cloth bearing the call “Women Say No to Gloria’s Chacha.” The women present at the press conference belong to the United Methodist Church (UMC), GABRIELA, Winlaw, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance), Migrante International, Ecumenical Women’s Forum,…

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