Tags: Bayan

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
A fact finding mission confirmed suspicions that four-year-old Rodelyn was killed by an explosion caused by an M203 grenade, belying claims of the military that an improvised explosive device from the NPA was the cause.

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“Residents are being forced to relocate where jobs, electricity and water are scarce. Demolitions and forced evictions automatically translate to workers having to leave their sources of income and children would have to stop from going to school.” Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luz Ilagan

By INA ALLECO SILVERIO
‘The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process is given charge of P569.64 million ($13.2 million), a strangely huge amount when it is not an implementing agency. It has no regular staffing, yet it claims to be implementing a multi-million project covering 970 villages.’

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com After typhoon Pedring hit the country hard comes the Aquino government’s imposition of a 12 percent value-added tax on toll fees. The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) is demanding anew that Malacañang drops all its plans to impose the VAT on toll fees, saying that the public is still reeling…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Philippines has the most expensive electricity rates in Asia, a study by International Energy Consultants (IEC) showed. The Philippines is also the only country with a privatized power industry and without government subsidy, according to IEC. Main Story: Epira, the culprit behind high power rates a>…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Like the previous administrations, President Benigno S. Aquino III did not break from the dictates of the United States of America, Renato Reyes, Jr. secretary general of umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), said as the country marked Independence Day, June 12. Carrying banners “Down with imperialism!,”…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights group Karapatan is dismayed over the reelection of the Philippines for a three-year term to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The Philippines obtained the second highest number of votes during the 65th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, May 20, This…