Day: January 8, 2006

Photo by Ace Alegre A Kankanaey boy helps his father prepare their rain-fed payao (rice terrace) in Sabangan, Mountain Province for the next planting season, which comes just a little after the New Year. The family dog looks on as the boy is intent on his work. A few more weeks and the Chinese community…

BY Reporters Without Borders Posted by Bulatlat.com In 2005: * 63 journalists and 5 media assistants were killed * at least 807 journalists were arrested * 1,308 physically attacked or threatened * and 1,006 media outlets censored On 1 January 2006, 126 journalists and 70 cyber-dissidents were in jail around the world In 2004: *3…

And so this is Christmas, and what have the soldiers done? Burn the buildings of a learning center in Baler, Aurora province, said its staff. BY NORTHERN DISPATCH Posted by Bulatlat.comBulatlat Days before Christmas, the staff of a local learning center went home for the holidays but were forced to cut short their vacation after…

BY DABET CASTA��EDA Bulatlat.com Found by relatives on Dec. 5, the body of Jocelyn Diaz-Pernia, 34, showed bruises on the face and stomach and strangulation marks on the neck. Pernia’s case is not unique. She is in fact just one of 12 victims of domestic violence reported everyday. Pernia’s small concrete house was dim. The…

As lawyers haggle over the legality of the revocation of the stock distribution option in Hacienda Luisita, the farm workers continue to reap benefits from tilling the land and earn money from the on-going sugar cane harvest. By Abner Bolos Bulatlat.com As lawyers haggle over the legality of the revocation of the stock distribution option…

Rebel spokesman Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal claims the New People’s Army (NPA) now has an equivalent of 27 battalions or roughly around 13, 500 regular fighters. These exclude members of barrio militia units or what Rosal describes as “peasants by day, NPA fighters by night.” BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com A few weeks ago, Malacañang…

While President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may claim the economic problems did not begin with her administration, she cannot escape the fact that she is presiding over an economy that is not on a mere temporary downturn, as government claims, but in an ever worsening state. By Benjie Oliveros Bulatlat.com Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Augusto Santos announced Dec.…