March 31, 2015     Philippines
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The progressives: A continuing tale

Progressive groups pressed for President Benigno Aquino’s resignation at a rally in Manila last Friday. Marching from various points in Metro Manila, they converged at the historic Mendiola bridge where they sounded like they were, for the nth time, simply haranguing the chief executive for hours on end. Cynics said the event was nothing new

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The Banwaon children of Balit

They do not smile as often as other children. They tell their visitors about the two-day trek from their forest communities under direct sun and drenching rain last January. They say they have never walked as far...

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Women activists call for Aquino’s resignation

On International Women's Day, women rights advocates and members of progressive groups called for the resignation of President Benigno S. Aquino III's resignation.

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Nanay Mameng, isang dula

Nanay Mameng, isang dula by Slidely Slideshow A new play that depicts the life and struggle of Carmen “Nanay Mameng” Deunida, a celebrated urban poor activist in the Philippines. Photos by JANESS ANN J. ELLAO

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Aquino’s ‘daang matuwid,’ a sham – kin of desaparecidos

In this video, Justine Villeno, son of disappeared labor activist Ben Villeno, belies President Aquino’s promise of “daang matuwid” (straight path), saying that the government will not act in the interest of the kin and victims of...

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Artists channel protest through music, poetry, and art

SONA ng Bayan did not only serve as a venue for various sectors to air their grievances toward the Aquino administration but also an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents for a cause.

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Andrea Rosal demands justice for baby

In this video, Andrea Rosal demands justice for the death of her baby Diona Andrea. "I hope that you would join me in my fight. I hope children would no longer be victimized. I hope my baby...

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Police disperse anti-Obama protesters

United States President Barack Obama's two-day state visit to the Philippines was met with protest actions by progressive groups. On April 29, protesters expressed outrage at the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) and marched...

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Denied of their right to land, denied of their source of life

Two years after the Supreme Court ordered the distribution of Hacienda Luisita lands to farmworker-beneficiaries, the Cojuangco-Aquinos, with the help of the Department of Agrarian Reform, have been doing everything to maintain their stranglehold on Luisita, and...

Friday, April 25th, 2014

On 2nd year of SC ruling, Hacienda Luisita farmers storm DAR

On the second anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on Hacienda Luisita, farmworker-beneficiaries stormed the main office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). They called on Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes to face them in a dialogue...

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Bulatlat webcast: Prospects for peace talks (Part 2)

How could the peace talks between the GPH and the NDFP proceed? Bulatlat.com's editor Benjie Oliveros and Rey Casambre, executive director of the Philippine Peace Center and one of the convenors of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform,...

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