Day: November 26, 2005

An environmental group has accused a mining company of being responsible for the fish kill in Rapu-rapu Island in Albay province, not just once, but twice, last October. Based on the results of its fact-finding mission, the mining company must be permanently closed. The ecological damage, after all, could go beyond Rapu-rapu Island. BY AUBREY…

Three witnesses presented evidence last Nov. 16 that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her allies cheated in the 2004 presidential election. By Jhong dela Cruz Bulatlat.com An independent study by a computer expert which supported earlier claims that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s win in the 2004 election was fraudulent, was one of the evidences presented at the…

Hadji Abdullah Dalidig was a picture of calm when he testified at the second session of the Citizens’ Congress for Truth and Accountability. Just as he was calm when he faced Namfrel chairman Jose Concepcion, who kept banging on the table, and Lanao del Sur provincial election supervisor Ray Sumalipao, who theatrically promised to kill…

The secretary-general for internal affairs of the Central Committee, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has categorically stated that government forces provoked the present fighting in Sulu. This, said Ustadz Moshir Ibrahim, is to get the support of other countries involved in the U.S.-led ��war on terror.” BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com The secretary-general for internal…

The pending anti-terrorism bills in the Senate and the House of Representatives are normally seen as a “leftist concern” given that those who have expressed opposition to them are identified with militant organizations. At a recent roundtable discussion, however, journalists analyzed the controversial bills and concluded they threaten press freedom and civil liberties in general.…

The “How’s my driving” sign appears on public utility vehicles around the country so that motorists would know what number to call when they want to tell on errant drivers. But the baby peeping out from this jeepney in Baguio City, 246 kms. north of Manila, lends the whole thing a twist. It seems as…

A new witness to the alleged rape by six U.S. marines of a 22-year old Filipina has emerged. In an exclusive interview with Bulatlat, the witness narrated how an “almost naked woman” from a Starex van was dumped almost in front of her on that fateful night of November 1. She also said an orange…

By Atty. Neri Javier Colmenares COUNSELS FOR THE DEFENSE OF LIBERTIES (CODAL) Posted by Bulatlat.com Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be committing a culpable violation of the 1987 Constitution if she allows the United States to continue exercising absolute custody over the six US Marines accused of rape and transfer the accused to Okinawa, Japan. Under…

Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye’s statement last week calling on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s opponents and critics to refrain from making a political issue out of the Subic rape case misses the whole point — that the rape of a Filipina by visiting U.S. troops cannot be anything but a political issue. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com…

Any attempt to make ICT fully accessible and beneficial to the majority of peoples of the world, should first and foremost address the imperialist plunder, the widespread poverty and uneven economic development of the different countries. By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Posted by Bulatlat.com The arrogance and drive for profit of the United States and…