Month: December 2011

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — “The Department of Tourism is treading on dangerous waters. Marketing the Philippines as a destination for divorcees is practically synonymous to marketing the Philippines as a destination for sex tourists.” This was the stand made by Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan after reports came out that…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Urban poor residents living along BIR road in Quezon City remain vigilant after a recent demolition threat in their community. “We were informed that a demolition team would arrive in our community (last Nov. 28) to demolish the so-called illegal structures. But what surprised us was the…

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG NORTHERN DISPATCH BANGUED, Abra – Residents of Mankayan, Benguet who attended the Benguet, Abra, Mt. Province, Ilocos Sur (BAMPIS) Mining Summit held here expressed fears that the plan of Goldfields Far South East to build additional walls to the tailings dam 5A mean there are more mine tailings to expect on…

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG NORTHERN DISPATCH BAGUED, Abra – “I am very glad to see many people here. It means that we are not the only ones fighting against corporate mining.” This is how Dominga Gaspar, member of the Barangay Council of Gambang, Bakun, Benguet, started her testimony at the Benguet, Abra, Mt. Province, Ilocos…