Month: January 2008

Hindi man katanggap-tanggap ang klase ng pagmamanehong maaaring makaabala o makadisgrasya sa iba, kailangan ding isaisip ang panlipunang kalagayang nagtutulak sa mga drayber na gawin ang sa tingin nila’y nararapat para lang kumita. Sa madaling salita, may konteksto ang anarkiyang nakikita sa mga lansangan, at may dahilan ang desperasyong nakikita sa agresibong paghawak sa manibela.…

Medical tourism is but one form of globalization of health care – foreign doctors, foreign owned hospitals and medical facilities catering to foreign clients: a sell-out of the country’s health care system to foreign big business that spells government abandonment of its responsibility to provide much needed health services to the people. BY PHILIP PARAAN…

Call centers and overseas Filipino workers, both lauded by the Arroyo government as economic winners, are seen to be the worst hit by an anticipated U.S. recession and general slowdown in the world economy. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 50, January 27-February 2, 2008 Call centers and overseas Filipino workers, both…

(Komunikasyon Mula Sa Pusod ng Imperyo) NI E. SAN JUAN, JR.* Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 50, January 27-February 2, 2008 Mula kay Ka Alegria, pasalubong ang cancion ng sosyalistang pakikibaka sa Venezuela, kalugod-lugod na balitang ipinaabot mo bilang balik-bayan- Bagamat sinagkaan hinarang, patuloy ang agos ng Revolucion Bolivariano sa lupang binusabos ng imperyalistang…

Notwithstanding CARP’s goal of land redistribution, full land ownership has continued to decline, owing to the intensification of tenancy and lease arrangements. BY ALAYSA TAGUMPAY E. ESCANDOR Philippine Collegian Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 50, January 27-February 2, 2008 The right to land is one of the most contested rights in Philippine history. In…

Madalas itong mangyari at mabasa, at kakatwa, sa pagkapangulo ni Gloria Macapal-Arroyo ito nagaganap. Maraming bilang ng mamamayan sa Metro Manila ay umaakyat ng billboard. May prinoproblema sila, kinakayang umakyat mag-isa sa billboard na sinasampayan ng higanteng tarpaulin, matatanaw ng dumadaan, susuyuin ng pulis, inuulat ng media na may sayad, at bababa kundi man patalon.…

Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas III said that suspending the Value-Added Tax on oil products will give relief to the poor at the forum “People’s Response to the Rising Oil Prices,” Jan. 26, at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 50, January 27-February 2, 2008 Sen.…

Asserting that the repeal of the controversial oil deregulation law is a long and complicated process, Liberal Party’s top presidential contender and incumbent Sen. Mar Roxas over the weekend instead proposed Senate Bill No. 1962 suspending the 12-percent Value-Added Tax (VAT) imposed on oil to cushion impact of sharp increases in the prices of petroleum…

BY AUBREY MAKILAN Bulatlat MIGRANT WATCH Vol. VII, No. 50, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2008 Middle East-based migrant groups, led by Migrante Middle-East Regional Coordinator, Migrante-Jeddah chairperson, Migrante-Dubai spokesperson, and the Kapatiran sa Gitnang Silangang (KGS) chairperson, lambasted Labor Secretary Arturo Brion for allegedly lying on the real situation of overseas Filipino workers in the region.…

BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat January 21, 2008 – 3:58pm The Dutch prosecutor recently announced that the preliminary investigation of the case against Jose Maria Sison will be extended until the middle of the year. Dutch Prosecutor J.S. de Vries’ claimed that the examining judge C.M. Derijks ‘has done something grievously wrong by declaring the untimely…