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Pilî na mga Persona sa Himno ng People Power at Awit-protesta

Ni ABET UMIL Magkahiwalay ang mga aktibidad, ng walong buwan pa lamang na administrasyon ni Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte at Liberal Party, para sa ika-31 taong komemorasyon ng People Power 1. Bagamat tungkol sa kapangyarihan ng pagkakaisa ng sambayanan na nagpatalsik sa diktador, dating Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos, ang historikong pagbabagong panlipunan ang pangyayaring iyon…

Legacy of EDSA ‘People Power’

Worse, a significant number of young people have been hoodwinked into believing that the US-backed Marcos dictatorship was a kind of benevolent strongman rule that the present crisis-ridden Philippine society sorely needs to set things aright. It has been said that Marcos’ imposition of martial law signified the inability of the ruling elite to rule…

Blood rush over bloodbaths | Still killing and dying for Hacienda Luisita

Twenty seven years ago on January 22, 1987, 10,000-15,000 marching farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita and land reform advocates were met with bullets as they bravely wagered for land, labor, and life. This fatal encounter, now known as the Mendiola Massacre, between farmworkers and the state is a scandalous event that instantly killed 13 protesters, the same event that made a premature break with the new regime’s professed democratic restoration after the dark years of Martial Law.

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

Imagine the quandary he’s in: His own mother was catapulted to the presidency via Edsa 1, the culmination of two decades of struggle of the Filipino people against the abuses of the Marcos dictatorship. He should at the least salute the Egyptian people for their courage and unity in fighting the Mubarak dictatorship.

The ruling elite and one segment of the middle class would want to make the people believe that one person could fulfill the unfinished tasks of Edsa 1 to lull the Filipino masses into complacency and dependence. In fact, they do not want another people power uprising to take place, reasoning that it would shake the political order. And that is where the problem lies.

Seven out of ten Filipinos want Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo out of Malacañang, a survey showed. A survey by independent think-tank IBON Foundation revealed that 66.7 percent of respondents believe that Arroyo should be removed as president. Yesterday, Arroyo said that the “world would not forgive another People Power.” Today is the 23rd anniversary of the…