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…

China never had to exert massive military might or economic investment to gain influence in Southeast Asia. After the US resumed relations with the mainland, members of the Association of South-East Asia Nations (ASEAN) followed suit. During the Cold War, the US aimed to dilute Soviet influence in the region and encouraged collaboration. With the…

Will Hutton The Observer guardian.co.uk In the last decade China has emerged as a powerful, resurgent economic force with the muscle to challenge America as the global superpower. But, in his controversial new book, Will Hutton argues that China’s explosive economic reforms will create seismic tensions within the one-party authoritarian state and asks: can the…

NI AXEL PINPIN Inilathala ng Bulatlat I. Paano Binuo? Pingkian ng pawisang katawan habol ang halinghing ng digmaan habang tinitiis ang gabing maalinsangan at nang ang kapirasong dugo ay hulmahin ng ulos at tuluyang mabuo. Ito ang bunga ng inyong pagmamahalan (At magkaminsan ay pagbubuntalan) na may sangkap ng indayog ng balakang at pagsasanib ng…

Pagpupugay kay Kasamang Monico Atienza NI E. SAN JUAN, JR. Inilathala ng Bulatlat Tuwing dalaw namin, naghuhuntahan tayo sa lagusan ng DiliMall – Ngiti’t biro mo’y testimonyo, sa gitna ng terorismong umiiral, Sa masiglang pagsulong ng proletaryong masa sa bansa’t buong daigdig Buhat pa sa mahimalang pagkaigpaw sa tortyur sa Crame’t Bicutan… Tunay ngang bawat…

Bakit, ano at paano? Ilang makabuluhang katanungan habang umaambon. NI ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat Kapag napigtas ang tuyong dahon sa tangkay ng puno Hindi na ba ito bahagi ng malagong puno? Kapag pinatuyo, tinosta at giniling ang buto ng kape Hindi na ba ito butong galing sa puno? Kapag tumulo ang patak ng ulan sa puno…

As expected, de facto President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lost no time in trying to parlay her claimed “success” at the 12th ASEAN Summit and the East Asian Summit into glowing predictions about the economy not just in the medium term but within the year 2007. But at the end of the day, the “success” of the…

Algeria was a country we never studied in any of our geography or history classes. As proof of my ignorance, when I heard of Algeria, I though it was a rich, small, and quaint European country. So imagine my surprise when Bulatlat sent me to watch the public screening of the documentary film, “Bledi, This…

BY KIM QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET — Residents and local government unit (LGU) officials of Itogon, Benguet have opposed the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Housing Cooperative’s request for the proclamation of a portion of a forest reservation in the province as a PMA housing site. The Housing Cooperative requested the…

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.”…