Category: News Analysis

The President wants media organizations to be subjective in their reports, insisting that the “good news” must be given due prominence. BY DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Bulatlat.com President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo this week chided media practitioners for not giving due prominence to good news, especially at this time when there are allegedly so many “good news” that…

Peace in the Korean Peninsula is just a fog if seen from the periscope of the U.S. Making it transparent would be asking the U.S. forces for an exit from the peninsula. By Bobby Tuazon Bulatlat.com Peace in the Korean Peninsula is just a fog if seen from the periscope of the U.S. Making it…

UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution No. 1718 does not stipulate any explicit permission to the U.S. and its cohorts to launch an immediate military attack on the DPRK but lays down the basis and opens the way for further sanctions and even aggressive military action. By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee International…

The impending implementation of the National ID System after a Supreme Court ruling upholding its constitutionality will be a major setback for civil liberties according Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato M. Reyes, Jr, one of the petitioners in the Supreme Court case. “In a time when civil liberties are already bludgeoned by so…

Bulatlat.com Based on the latest survey of an independent research think-tank, it appears that four out of every five Filipinos are dissatisfied with Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s performance as President while three out of every five Filipinos think that the economy has gotten worse. Majority of Filipinos think that the economy has gotten worse and an…

BY MAUREEN A. HERMITANIO Bulatlat.com Plan holders are up in arms over the failure of a pre-need company to give them their hard-earned money. Surprisingly, the company’s employees are now behind them in their struggle. Employees of College Assurance Plan (CAP) are preparing for protests over a series of retrenchments, violation of their collective bargaining…

BY ABNER BOLOS Bulatlat.com The strike may have been lifted last December 8, 2005, but the struggle of the farm workers of Hacienda Luisita, Inc. (HLI) is far from over. Among the unresolved issues are coverage of land distribution and number of agrarian reform beneficiaries. Farm workers in Hacienda Luisita asked the Department of Agrarian…

On January 22, 1987 at the historic Mendiola Bridge, soldiers drew first blood as they opened fire on demonstrators calling on the government to implement genuine agrarian reform. Since this resulted in 13 demonstrators being killed, this came to be known as the Mendiola Massacre which has been commemorated ever since. In remembering what happened…