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Bulatlat: A Decade of Incisive, Progressive Journalism * Latest Posts Bulatlat in the News Bulatlat Perspective Media Must-Reads 

Bulatlat: A Decade of Incisive, Progressive Journalism

Today, Feb. 7, Bulatlat marks its 10th anniversary. While we have every reason to celebrate this occasion, it is important to point out that the conditions that we set out to chronicle a decade ago that were, in fact, our raison d’être — economic backwardness, human-rights abuses, landlessness, political persecution, corruption, to name a few — still persist. That said, here’s to the next 10 years — and beyond!

Read managing editor Benjie Oliveros’s piece on the 10 years of Bulatlat

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Peasant Group Urges Noynoy to Prosecute Arroyo and Others for NFA Overpricing * Latest Posts Must-Reads Politics & Governance Top Stories 

Peasant Group Urges Noynoy to Prosecute Arroyo and Others for NFA Overpricing

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas says Malacañang should make public the report made by NFA administrator Lito Banayo about massive overpricing of rice during Arroyo’s regime.

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In First Sona, Aquino Promises Windfall for Business, ‘Not Much’ for Poor Filipinos * Latest Posts Economy & Business Human Rights Labor & Employment Must-Reads Politics & Governance State of the Nation Address Top Stories Urban Poor 

In First Sona, Aquino Promises Windfall for Business, ‘Not Much’ for Poor Filipinos

By BULATLAT STAFF
No mention of land reform, no promise of any wage hike, no hint that the budget for education and basic social services will be increased, no reference to the reality that debt servicing eats into the national budget more than the corruption at the MWSS or Napocor or NFA, and no acknowledgment of the fact that the cease-fire precondition for the resumption of the peace talks with the Communists is the same precondition that bogged down previous negotiations.

Related Items Sidebar: Ordinary Filipinos to Noynoy: We Expect Jobs, Decent Income, Housing Bulatlat’s live coverage page of the Sona Twitter updates Photos Webcasts: Reaction by Ibon Foundation | Human rights under Aquino | Condition of workers | Peasant Situation | Sovereignty issues facing Noynoy Livestreaming of “People’s SONA

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Mikey’s House bid  should be stopped, Comelec commissioners should resign Press Releases and Statements 

Mikey’s House bid should be stopped, Comelec commissioners should resign

Press Statement July 21, 2010 The Comelec decision allowing Mikey Arroyo, presidential son and former district representative, to sit as a partylist representative will ultimately destroy the partylist system. It is a gross violation of the partylist law and existing jurisprudence on the matter. Mikey’s attendance at the opening of the 15th session of congress, when the new president delivers his first State of the Nation Address, is meant to insult the Filipino people and taunt the new administration. It is a grim reminder that the much-despised Arroyo’s are still…

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Are the Abads the new Arroyos? Press Releases and Statements 

Are the Abads the new Arroyos?

PRESS RELEASE July 21, 2010 Youth group Anakbayan voiced its concern today over a staunch pro-Noynoy family whose members are now holding influential positions in the new Aquino government. Butch Abad, a former DepEd secretary under Gloria Arroyo, now heads the Dept. of Budget and Management. His wife, Henedina, is the representative of the lone district of Batanes and is eyeing the vice-chairmanship of the House Committee on Appropriations. Their daughter, Julia, who was also Noynoy’s chief of staff when he was senator, is now the head of the Presidential…

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Youth solon slams COMELEC’s ruling on Mikey Arroyo  Calls on COMELEC to review decision Press Releases and Statements 

Youth solon slams COMELEC’s ruling on Mikey Arroyo Calls on COMELEC to review decision

Kabataan Partylist Representative Raymond Palatino expressed dismay over Commission on Election’s (COMELEC) decision today giving multimillionaire and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s son Mikey Arroyo a seat in Congress as the representative of Ang Galing Pinoy, a partylist claiming to represent security guards, taxi and jeepney drivers. “COMELEC’s decision is a clear mockery of the partylist system. This is a grave insult to the Filipino people. We do not want, and will not allow another Arroyo in the Congress,” says Palatino. Disclaimer | What you are reading is either a press…

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What’s New and What’s Old in Philippine Politics * Latest Posts Bulatlat Perspective Economy & Business Politics & Governance 

What’s New and What’s Old in Philippine Politics

It would be interesting to see how Aquino III will be able to transcend his class background and political orientation. In Philippine politics, promises are bound to be broken unless elected leaders begin to walk the talk. By the Policy Study, Publication, and Advocacy Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) Posted by Bulatlat.com Something new happened in the Philippines’ election system last May and this was the use of automation for the first time to generate quick election results. Despite the new technology, however, the elections hardly changed the…

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Fewer Children in School, Anomalous and Glitch-ridden Poll Automation Among Arroyo ‘Feats’ Education Politics & Governance Press Releases and Statements 

Fewer Children in School, Anomalous and Glitch-ridden Poll Automation Among Arroyo ‘Feats’

Special Release June 11, 2010 This is the second of a three-part series of special releases on de facto President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s supposed legacy. The government has allocated P10 million for the celebration of Arroyo’s supposed achievements in her 10-point agenda on Saturday. To serve as the program’s highlight is a parade of 10 floats representing the supposed accomplishments in Arroyo’s 10-point agenda. There will be a float each for budget reform, education for all, automation of elections, transportation and digital infrastructure, termination of hostilities with the New People’s Army…

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