This Week on People’s History, Bulatlat remembers the First Quarter Storm of 1970. This Week on People’s History, Bulatlat remembers the First Quarter Storm of 1970.
By DEE AYROSO
“First thing that struck me when I first met Randy was he towered over everyone. Gentle brown giant.”
A good fifty years later, the Philippine Congress is just about to punish Filipino children for being born poor.
In prison Randy endeared himself to all by consoling distraught fellow prisoners, volunteering to write letters and conduct literary programs for the illiterate inmates, organizing medical missions and sports fests, and acting as paralegal, among others. He readily shared his food, medicines, even electric fans and reading materials to all fellow prisoners. As the most learned and erudite of all the prisoners he was the instant choice whenever they were dignitaries or groups of students who visit the jail. He engaged the prison authorities on how improve the conditions inside the facility. In both the Tuguegarao and Ilagan jails he was elected prison governor by the inmates.
Malayao’s ride was at a bus stop when the gunman reportedly climbed aboard, approached the sleeping victim and shot him. He was killed on the spot.
Children aged nine to 13 share their artworks and opinion on the proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old.
Datu Jomorito Goaynon is the chairperson of Kalumbay Regional Lumad Organization while Ireneo Ubarde is the chairperson of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP)-Northern Mindanao Region.
Students and teachers from Salugpongan Ta’tanu Igkanogn Community Learning Center were warmly welcomed by the University of the Philippines – Diliman community on Jan. 26 as they continue to assail the on-going human rights violations in their respective communities. In a statement, Salugpongan executive director Meggie Nolasco said the attacks against alternative Lumad schools have…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A human rights group is calling for an independent investigation over the deadly Jolo twin bombing on Jan. 28 that left 21 church-goers killed and scores injured. According to news reports, the first explosion took place inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at…
Last January 25, the tubao was not only an article of clothing, but also a symbol of unity of people banding together under one vision: change and social justice.