Day: April 28, 2008

Dolores Balladares, chairperson of UNFIL-MIGRANTE-HK, said that the alleged drowning of Vicenta Flores, whose body was found at the Tung Chung pier in Hongkong April 11, is the third case of violent death among Filipino maids in less than a week. BY JANESS ANN J. ELLAO MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May…

In the Cordillera region, there are already 149 barrios (sub-villages) with mining applications that are under process. Even the grounds of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) are covered by an application for mining exploration. Mining applications cover 66 percent of the region. BY ZOFIA LEAL Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May 3, 2008 In…

In remembering the atrocious treatment of the Filipinos in that war, it is fitting that we also remember those who refused to do the dirty work of their military and political leaders. Just as the American Anti-Imperialist League is remembered for its active, though ultimately unsuccessful, campaign to prevent the war, we should remember those…

The public and local government units should be alerted on the possible entry into the local market of some genetically-engineered rice and similar other “Franken food.” BY KARL G. OMBION Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May 3, 2008 The public and local government units should be alerted on the possible entry into the local…