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Saturday, January 5th, 2013

On Aquino’s mid-term, tillers in Luisita, elsewhere still landless

By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA — The year 2012 would have been joyous for the farmers of Hacienda Luisita, the vast sugar plantation controlled by President Benigno Aquino III’s family for nearly five decades. Aquino himself, during the campaign period in 2010, vowed to distribute the land by 2014. In April, the Supreme Court

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Health for sale

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL and BENJIE OLIVEROS MANILA –When the Aquino administration took over the reins of government, the public health system was festering and the poor’s access to essential health services has been getting...

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Aquino administration’s human rights policy: Big in words, too little in action

By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA – Early on, President Benigno Aquino III vowed to put an end to the killings and bring perpetrators to justice. Aquino signed in November Administrative Order No. 35, creating a nine-member...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

In 2012, urban poor jailed, killed for fighting for homes

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO MANILA – Eight months have passed since Arnel Leonor, 19, of Silverio Compound in Parañaque City, was killed during the demolition of their homes. As of this writing, no justice has...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Bleeding the supposed ‘bosses,’ the working masses, dry

By MARYA SALAMAT MANILA – In 2012, the incomes of the Filipino working population shrunk further compared to the rising cost of living, their recorded productivity and, based on news reports, growing revenues of companies. Considering...

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

2012: Where is the Aquino presidency heading to?

By BULATLAT STAFF Every year comes out with an analysis...

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Gains, sins of omission and commission of the Aquino presidency

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Next year would be the mid-point of the Aquino administration. Because it is already near its mid-point, the Filipino people could already accurately gauge the direction of the administration. Let us look at...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Workers slam Aquino’s empty speech on Labor Day

Video: Workers slam Aquino's empty speech on Labor Day

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Church people hold mass on Labor Day in support of P125 wage hike

Church people hold mass on Labor Day in support of P125 wage hike (Photo courtesy of PCPR /

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

On Labor Day, Government employees march to press for P6,000 increase

May 1, 2012 References: Ferdinand R. Gaite, National President Santi Dasmarinas Jr., COURAGE 1st Vice President MANILA – Thousands of government employees, their families and communities today marched under the banner of the militant COURAGE, the national...

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Students join in Labor Day protests; decry being made into ‘cheap labor force’

Reference: Isabelle Therese Baguisi, NUSP Secretary-General The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) joins in the ranks of workers as they commemorate May 1 as a day of protest. “The Aquino administration has seemingly taken...

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