To honor the man and his principles and to rage against the injustices that he has been a victim of, Bulatlat.com is printing the articles we published about Eduardo Serrano.
Category: Back Story
Bulatlat.com is reposting this story to remind the public of the gruesome incident that claimed the lives of seven farmworkers.
On April 11, National Artist for Literature Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera turned 80 years old. Why is the man regarded as a giant in Philippine literature? What makes him outstanding as an artist? Bulatlat.com is reposting an article about Lumbera written in 2005.
Back Story: Urban Development and Housing Act merely meant to delay demolition of urban poor communities
By By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Now 20 years in effect, the Urban Development and Housing Act is touted to solve housing and urban congestion while protecting the urban poor’s rights and welfare. But since last year it did not bar from happening the most violent demolitions of urban poor communities in history.
The legality or not of the hold departure order and eventual arrest of Arroyo rests on hairsplitting arguments. But one thing is sure: Arroyo, her family and allies have a lot to answer for.
The debate over the reproductive health bill is heating up. Absence in the debate is the voice of women who would be greatly affected by the rejection or enactment of a reproductive health bill.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Data from the Gabriela Women’s Party show that there is one death every two hours due to complications during pregnancy. Eleven women are dying everyday. Gabriela’s landmark bill can provide much needed relief to poverty-stricken women and their families by ensuring full access to health services.
The death on Friday of Lourdes E. Simbulan, a UP journalism professor and one of the country’s outstanding journalists, has brought to the fore yet again the issue of road safety, specifically road accidents on major highways caused mostly by bus drivers. While there is no doubt that these reckless drivers should be held criminally liable for their actions, there is also the matter of their working conditions that, for all practical purposes, ensure that accidents like the one that killed Simbulan would occur.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
It would seem to many Filipinos that the peace negotiations between the government and the Communists have achieved nothing significant. Truth is, both panels have signed several important documents that should move the process forward. Would the Aquino administration genuinely commit to these earlier agreements?