Day: July 21, 2007

On The Presence of Filipinos in the United States and Other Essays by E. San Juan, Jr. (Salinas, California: SRMNK Publishers, 2007. 114 pp., $12.50) BY JEFFREY ARELLANO CABUSAO* Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 24, July 22-28, 2007 Toward the end of their 2005 dialogue homegrown: engaged cultural criticism, African-American feminist bell hooks and…

BY KAREN PAPELLERO Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 24, July 22-28, 2007 (alang kang Karen Empeño) (for Karen Empeño*) ang buwan nga mosilang, mosalop the moon that rises and sets sama sa adlaw like the sun, ginatawag nga buwan usab did you also call it as moon ba kaha nimo samtang while you were…

NI RAUL FUNILAS Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 24, July 22-28, 2007 Bago pa mamatay ang lawa ng Laguna. Aking itataon ang pagtatanong ngayong tag-ulan, Dahil nagtutubig ang aking tainga. Yagit ako at dugyot na laging inaaninaw Ang katanungan sa nakabibinging panata. Saan? Saan? Saan? Walang nagbabadya, walang bumubulong… Bakit? Bakit? Bakit? Ako bang…

Dubious and Dishonorable* One does not have to look very far to see how “terrorist”-labeling under the aegis of the U.S.-led “war on terror” has been used for dubious and dishonorable political ends that have little to do with combating the scourge of real terrorism. BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise / Business World Posted by Bulatlat…

Live-in caregiver Elenita Pailanan died after an emergency operation in Canada. Philippine Consulate officials refused to help; and Filipino migrant groups rush to raise funds for her repatriation. BY AUBREY MAKILAN MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 24, July 22-28, 2007 Friends of Elenita Pailanan approached the Philippine consulate in Ontario, Canada to ask for…