Category: Democratic Space

30 arms confiscated in Abra province The revolutionary armed group New People’s Army (NPA), in various statements, claims to have killed and wounded as many as 118 government troops and carted off at least 44 high-powered rifles in a series of offensives nationwide the past four months. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com The New People’s…

A recent fact-finding and relief mission in Compostela Valley uncovers the Philippine military’s trail of abuses against hapless civilians. By Cheryll Fiel Bulatlat.com LAAK, Compostela Valley – One day in November, a knock came at the door of the parish church here. A resident of one of the town’s villages appeared at the doorstep, asking…

The anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines was an occasion for peasants, masses, revolutionaries and journalists to get together and celebrate the 36-year-old revolution. By Amabelle Plaza Bulatlat.com ROSARIO, Agusan del Sur – Many of them came by foot, trekking the mountains for hours. Some came on Elf trucks, their children in tow.…