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 More
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.
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.
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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Despedida for Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Up to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s last weeks in office, impunity presented itself . She should be made accountable for all these atrocities inflicted on the Filipino people.
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…Read More