October 31, 2014     Philippines
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Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Commentary| Happy Teachers’ Month and Happy World Teachers’ Day, job orders!

Happy Teachers’ Month and Happy World Teachers’ Day, Job Orders! Our government has all the banners of acknowledgement for our teachers. But on important matters such as of rights, dignity, and improving quality of teachers’ lives, the government seems deaf and blind to calls for teachers' humane and dignified treatment.

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

They simply could not let their students drop out due to poverty

“Most of our students are children of garbage collectors, pedicab drivers, magbobote or mangangalakal. Many of them go to school without eating.” -- Anne Besin, public school teacher

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Investigating mining pollution and plunder in Nueva Vizcaya

By Karl Begnotea Bulatlat.com The abundant natural resources and biologically diverse ecosystems of the province of Nueva Vizcaya, known as the Watershed Haven of Cagayan Valley, are greatly imperiled by foreign large-scale mining and militarization. I witnessed...

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Demolition turned us into activists — North Triangle residents

"I would have never been an activist if the government did not tear down our homes." -- Estrelieta Bagasbas, chairwoman of September 23 Movement

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Chemical workers call for support against union harassment, 16 hour-work

The company suspended Collective Bargaining Agreement talks after the union and other workers held a protest action on July 16 denouncing the 16-hour work and forced overtime in the company.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Bayan rues ‘End of an era’ as Aquino privatizes LRT 1

“We maintain that the concession agreement is grossly disadvantageous to the public. It will be disastrous for commuters.” – Renato Reyes, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Ex-military chaplain a no show at hearing of case vs ‘Morong 43’ doc

“Colonel Reuben Espartinez is using the judicial process to pursue his caprices.” - Dr. Alex Montes

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

4-day workweek ‘unhealthy’ – labor groups

The scheme will deny workers at least four days’ worth of salary in a month, in exchange for a dubious overtime pay, which may not adequately pay for their health care should they become sick or meet...

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Luisita peasants, youth activists laud ‘hooligans’ who hounded Aquino in New York

“We, the new generation of so-called hooligans, cannot condone hypocrisy and lies.” – League of Filipino Students By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Peasants from Hacienda Luisita and youth activists praised the Filipino-Americans who stood...

Monday, September 29th, 2014

‘People’s General Assembly’ in NY calls for justice

A parallel gathering to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City painted “a more accurate picture of the world,” and called for genuine development for the world’s 99 per cent.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

History teachers, activists teach the youth on the lessons of Martial Law

While many Filipinos are losing sense of the lessons of Martial Law and the Marcos dictatorship, activists and some history teachers are still keeping the light on the subject.

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