Day: July 21, 2007

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) launched a series of “educational” forums in universities, starting with the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) and Philippine Women’s University (PWU) late last month as part of its intensified counter-insurgency campaign. By Jan Merck A. Maguddayao Philippine Collegian Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 23, July 15-21,…

Even though it was hailed by various sectors in society as historic and unprecedented, human rights advocates doubted if the human rights summit initiated by the Supreme Court would be enough to curb the festering problems of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Vol. VII, No. 24, July 22-28,…

This is a terrible time in our country, and we must cleanse the nation of the brutal and destructive actions by its own security forces and law enforcement agencies. For can they, invoking our protection and “human security,” play god in their dirty war and violate the very Constitution and Bill of Rights which they…

A call center agent is someone who earns as much as P20, 000 ($446) a month by simply parroting spiels and buffering irate calls. S/he assumes a certain lifestyle to conform with the social strata call center agents occupy. But there is a downside to this seemingly high paying job. A call center agent is…

Health authorities in Davao are intensifying their monitoring of Chinese food products, particularly those being sold along Magsaysay Avenue (Uyanguren), following the decision by the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) to pull out candies and biscuits imported from China. BY TYRONE A. VELEZ Davao Today Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 24, July 22-28,…

Are the Fundamentals of the Economy Strong? Economics is purportedly the strong point of Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration. She has declared that the country is well on its way of achieving “First World��� status in the next one to two decades; and the government issued economic statistics to prove her point. But a deeper analysis…