Video: “This Is For All of Us!” — Melissa Roxas
Month: July 2009
By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Groups promoting Philippine-Cuban solidarity and the Cuban embassy in Manila paid tribute to the Cuban Five – Cuban anti-terrorist fighters who have been languishing in US jails for a decade – in an activity marking the 56th anniversary of what is now known as the Moncada Attack. The…
By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Chants of “US imperialist, No. 1 terrorist!” and “Death to imperialism!” reverberated through the streets as over a hundred activists marched toward the US embassy in Manila earlier today to protest the meeting between US President Barack Obama and Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The rally was spearheaded by…
Video: Melissa Hearing Turns Into a Witchhunt
When Raymond Manalo suddenly stood up and shouted invectives at former general and now congressman Jovito Palparan during a hearing yesterday at the Commission on Human Rights, he was only venting his frustration that the man he had accused of abducting him and torturing him for 18 long months has not been punished.
Video: Arroyo’s Sona: A Litany of Lies
For a running account of Melissa Roxas’s testimony, read Bulatlat’s Twitter feed. Read her opening statement in Congress here. Melissa Roxas takes her oath right before making her opening statement. (Photo by Fred E. Dabu) CHR chair Leila de Lima (right) was also summoned by the House committee on human rights. (Photo by Fred E.…
“I have reason to believe that the Philippine military were the ones who abducted and tortured me, and held me captive for six days. I do not like to dignify the allegations being hurled at me now as they only echo what my abductors have been forcing me to admit during my interrogation and illegal, incommunicado detention.”
Video: The Making of the Last Gloria Effigy
Days before the Sona, thousands of farmers, workers, students and activists braved the heat and the rain as they marched from the provinces of Southern Tagalog to Commonwealth Avenue. The march, called Lakbayan, is their way of fighting the regime’s abuses and asserting their basic rights.
Thousands converged in other key cities across the country to denounce the Arroyo regime for the poverty, corruption, deception and repression in the Philippines.