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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Historic int’l confab links global resistance vs mining TNCs, liberalization

“This historic gathering is a point of convergence for our heightened resistance to the intensifying plunder by mining TNCs under the rubric of neoliberal globalization.”

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Writing on the wall

Photo by RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA

Friday, July 31st, 2015

So much of economic growth hype

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Called by Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao as a potential “rising star of Asia,” is the country really headed toward being an economically developed country as President Aquino boasted in his...

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Church workers appeal for clemency for Mary Jane

“The stay of her execution is a window of opportunity to unite in solidarity with Mary Jane and join hands in praying and seeking her release.”

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

UN rapporteur hears update on IP evacuees in Davao church compound

“It is imperative for the government to first address the call of Lumad evacuees to demilitarize their communities so that they can return.”

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Twilight SONA

Twilight SONA

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

In praise of the effigy makers

Effigies have been featured and written about through the years that they have been made the centerpieces of the main protest rallies when the Philippine president delivers his or her State of the Nation Address. Some even...

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Sectors dissect Aquino’s final SONA

“Aquino repeated the general outline of his previous SONAs. It goes like this: first, blame the previous administration, cite parents, then give out some cherry-picked data. Blame anyone else…for other shortcomings.” – Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Aquino seeks to define his administration’s legacy. But what legacy?

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) is President B. S. Aquino III’s last. He is expected to deliver a powerful speech replete with his regime’s achievements for the last...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Int’l People’s Conference on Mining 2015: A call for global solidarity vs destructive mining

KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA Unified in addressing various people’s concerns on destructive mining across the globe, various environmental advocates, campaigners, and grassroots leaders worldwide will be launching the International People’s Conference on Mining 2015 (IPCM) in Quezon...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Protesters brave heavy downpour, defy security barriers to deliver ‘real SONA’

They marched under the heavy downpour, clashed with policemen, shouted slogans, and danced to the tune of “Worth It" with the lyrics changed by Sining Lila to “Noynoy you’re worthless.”

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