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Macapagal-Arroyo Wants Subjectivism in Media News Analysis 

Macapagal-Arroyo Wants Subjectivism in Media

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 must be disseminated to the people. “The good news is needed at this time to give more investors confidence in the country,” she said last November 16 at the 32nd Top Level Management Conference of…

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Sword of War in the Korean Peninsula * Latest Posts News Analysis 

Sword of War in the Korean Peninsula

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 transparent would be asking the U.S. forces for an exit from the peninsula. For years, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) has been asking the United States to enter into a non-aggression treaty…

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UNSC Resolution 1718 Provides U.S.  Imperialism the License to Provoke and Attack DPRK at Anytime * Latest Posts Democratic Space News Analysis 

UNSC Resolution 1718 Provides U.S. Imperialism the License to Provoke and Attack DPRK at Anytime

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 League of Peoples’ Struggle POSTED BY Bulatlat.com UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution No. 1718 condemning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and imposing sanctions on it for carrying out an underground nuclear bomb test…

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U.S. Presence Makes Us Nuke Targets, Scientists Tell Arroyo * Latest Posts News Analysis Politics & Governance 

U.S. Presence Makes Us Nuke Targets, Scientists Tell Arroyo

Biggest WMD stockpile is in the U.S., AGHAM says “The U.S. is the only country to have used the atomic bomb which killed 220,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It has the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. With no less than 10,600 nuclear warheads intact, it is the presence of U.S. nuclear weapons that is clearly putting the world in danger.” POSTED BYBulatlat.com President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo misses the point of why we should be worried about the North Korean situation. This was the reaction of AGHAM chairperson Dr….

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National ID system a major setback for civil liberties – Bayan Archived Stories News Analysis 

National ID system a major setback for civil liberties – Bayan

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 many repressive measures, pushing through with the ID system is a dangerous proposition. The administration is not exactly a model of respect for human rights. It is not an exaggeration to say that the ID…

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More than 80% dissatisfied with GMA’s performance – IBON Archived Stories News Analysis 

More than 80% dissatisfied with GMA’s performance – IBON

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 even bigger number are dissatisfied with Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s performance as President. According to the latest survey by IBON Foundation, an independent research think-tank, the number of respondents who replied that the economy worsened fell…

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CAP Employees Unite with Plan Holders, Prepare Protests Archived Stories News Analysis 

CAP Employees Unite with Plan Holders, Prepare Protests

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 agreement (CBA) and the company’s refusal to pay CAP plan holders’ claims. “When the company’s liquidity problem started to get worse last year, employees worked hard to protect the interests of our fellow plan holders….

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Despite gov’t decision favoring land distribution Hacienda Luisita Workers Still Face Uphill Battle * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Hacienda Luisita News Analysis 

Despite gov’t decision favoring land distribution Hacienda Luisita Workers Still Face Uphill Battle

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 Reform (DAR) to put under land distribution the entire 6,453 has. that originally comprised the plantation before it was placed under the stock distribution plan (SDP). The United Luisita Workers’ Union (ULWU), Alyansa ng mga…

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On the 19th year of the Mendiola Massacre Peasants’ Blood Compact Signals 100 Days of Protest vs GMA, Chacha Agrarian Reform News Analysis 

On the 19th year of the Mendiola Massacre Peasants’ Blood Compact Signals 100 Days of Protest vs GMA, Chacha

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 19 years ago, peasants once more literally shed blood. BY GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Bulatlat.com On the 19th year of the Mendiola Massacre, the peasants’ blood flowed once more, this time to seal an oath to…

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