During the 1216th Meeting of the Board of Regents (BOR) held on 15 December 2006, the highest policy-making body of the University of the Philippines did not only approve a 300 percent hike in tuition and miscellaneous fees. The BOR also ruled that “tuition will be subsequently adjusted annually based on the national inflation rate.”…

Supermarkets in Metro Manila, the Philippines’ most populous region, are still selling Uncle Sam Texas Long Grain Rice even if it was confirmed last November to be contaminated with a genetically-engineered (GE) strain disapproved for human consumption. Bulatlat Supermarkets in Metro Manila, the Philippines’ most populous region, are still selling Uncle Sam Texas Long Grain…

Twenty years after the infamous Mendiola massacre, the victims and their families have yet to attain justice. The government did not give them any assistance even for burial expenses. Instead, they were threatened and harassed by government security forces. But on January 22, the relatives, friends, neighbors and colleagues of the victims will return to…

It is ironic that a religious movement for peace in Eastern Visayas was launched six days before a professor from the University of Eastern Visayas was killed for his political beliefs. BY JOHANN HEIN B. ARPON Bulatlat The Order of St. Benedict (OSB) in Tacloban launched the Benedictines for Peace Movement in Eastern Visayas last…

Ni Mykel Andrada Inilathala ng Bulatlat Nung nagsisilbi pa ako bilang Vice-Chairperson ng University Student Council ng U.P. Diliman (2001-2002), dalawang palisiya ng administrasyon ng U.P. laban sa mga estudyante ng unibersidad ang naipatupad. Dalawang bagay ito na umukilkil sa akin ng matagal dahil para akong ginulpi-de-gulat sa pagpapatupad nito. Isa rito ang Revitalized General…

BY BULATLAT Posted January 19, 2007, 6:40 p.m. UPDATED January 20, 2007, 1:45 a.m. Prof. Jose Ma. Cui, a history and communication arts professor at the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP), was shot dead by four bonnet clad and motorcycle riding men while conducting mid-term examinations for his class inside the Engineering Bldg. of the…

Photo by Ace Alegre Bulatlat Planting rice may not be fun but this peasant mother uses it to bond with her child. It is also a way of training her child to plant at an early age, especially given that children of peasants are forced to lose their innocence to the hardship of life in…

By Flon Faurillo Bulatlat The opposition and administration camps are now frantically preparing for the May 2007 national and local elections. The Lakas-NUCD-led administration coalition party has been downplaying the opposition’s chances of winning, harping on the alleged disunity among them. Indeed, some opposition personalities have expressed their intention to run for the Senate with…