By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“We are alarmed that CMU, a center for education and formation of values, by its actions, is promoting a teaching of values that contradicts the intention of social justice. By denying the farmers the land that is very much attached to their lives, the CMU has become a despotic landlord rather than an educational institution.” – solidarity mission
By TERENCE KRISHNA V. LOPEZ Bulatlat.com The last time I puked, literally, during a movie was while watching the 2002 French arthouse Irreversible where Monica Belluci’s character, Alex, was being raped brutally in an underpass until she died. And then, I finally watched Brillante Mendoza’s controversial Cannes Film festival-winning 2009 crime drama Kinatay (Butchered). I…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“Obviously, Malacañang’s unseen hand played a major role in the anti-farmer decision of the Supreme Court.” Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Lung cancer took away one of the labor leaders of progressive Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) Leonardo Perez, 59. Better known as “Ka Ben” in the progressive labor movement, he had clung to hopes of surviving his illness until the very last week of his life, texting other survivors of…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com No more illusions. Militant student and youth organizations led by the League of Filipino Students (LFS) and Anakabayan said that those who supported President Benigno Aquino III’s candidacy in the May 2010 polls are, in likelihood, regretting their decision. The groups said that one year after Aquino’s swearing in,…
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Using Einstein’s definition of insanity, Ibon’s Jose Enrique Africa said that with the Philippine Development Plan of President Benigno Aquino III, the government is doing the same things all over again and expecting different results.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Since the Moro Islamic Liberation Front submitted its draft comprehensive compact in February, the government’s counter-proposal has been highly anticipated, because putting the drafts on the table is expected “to lead to substantive talks,” said the MILF.
Interview with MILF’s Iqbal on the current MILF-GPH ceasefire, peace talks
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — After their latest round of formal negotiations with the government of the Philippines in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Mohagher Iqbal, chair of the MILF peace panel, talked briefly with bulatlat.com to share his group’s take of the current state of their ongoing peace talks with the Philippine government. Iqbal mainly…