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BY BULATLAT The International Verification and Fact-Finding Mission (IVFFM) on Attacks against Filipino Lawyers and Judges will begin tomorrow, November 4. Judges and lawyers from the Dutch Lawyers for Lawyers Foundation (L4L) will conduct an eight-day follow-up verification and fact finding mission in Manila and Mindanao regarding cases of harassment and killing of lawyers and…

First, it was retired Philippine National Police (PNP) comptroller Eliseo de la Paz to arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Then came former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc Joc” Bolante’s turn. The only people missing in this tragic comedy are Benjamin “The Broker Abalos Sr., made famous by his role in the graft-ridden $329.5 million…

BY BULATLAT The Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR) welcomed the latest pronouncement of five members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). In their statement, the CBCP said corruption is a social and moral cancer. They said, “In response to the global economic crisis and the pitiful state of our country, the…

BY BULATLAT New York-based Human Rights Watch has called on Philippine authorities to immediately release labor lawyer Atty. Remigio Saladero. Saladero, legal counsel of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU-May First Movement) was arrested October 23 by combined elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Military Intelligence Group of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.…

BY BULATLAT A women’s party list group scored the Arroyo government and the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) for the intensified trafficking of Filipino women and children.  To show their disgust for the Arroyo government and the GFMD, the Gabriela Women’s Party held a protest parade this morning at the Department of Foreign…

BY BULATLAT The chief legal counsel of the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU-May First Movement) was arrested yesterday around 1 p.m. by state agents. Atty. Remigio Saladero Jr. was arrested in his residence in Antipolo City by combined police and military elements led by the Antipolo Police and Military Intelligence Group 4A of the Intelligence Services…

BY BULATLAT A party-list representative and peasant leader urged former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante, the alleged mastermind of the P728-million fertilizer scam, to tell all. The United States authorities reportedly ordered the deportation of Bolante. Anakpawis party-list Representative Rafael Mariano, also chair of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, challenged Bolante to stop being part…

BY BULATLAT The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan-New Patriotic Alliance) slammed the Arroyo administration’s ‘beggar mentality.’ The group was referring to the announcement of Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that the World Bank pledged $10 billion to a standby facility for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The World Bank (WB) denied making such commitment.…

BY BULATLAT An alliance of overseas Filipino workers’ organizations based in the Middle East has set October 17 as a “Black” Friday to protest against and condemn the Arroyo administration for acting ‘too late with too little efforts to save an overseas Filipino worker from execution.’ The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed the execution…

BY BULATLAT Activists from various organizations said the government’s labor export policy makes Filipinos vulnerable to racism and other abuses. Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), Migrante International, GABRIELA, among others, held a protest in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs, 1:30 p.m. The BBC comedy Harry and Paul portrayed a Filipina dressed as…

BY HANNAH FAITH S. DORMIDO Bulatlat Posted 5:25 p.m., May 15, 2008 Youth groups staged a protest action in front of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to demand an immediate moratorium on tuition increases given the present socio-economic crisis. “Parents are now being forced to choose between sending their children to school or spending…