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For a month, the military conducted intensive military operations in their village. Fields were bombed; soldiers encamped in the heart of the village; the people were prohibited from leaving their homes; and their farm animals were stolen. Elders of Tubo, Abra have had enough. They announced that they would file cases of human rights violation…

At 55, political prisoner Eduardo Serrano still has not stopped learning. He recounts the lessons he learned while living with the Mangyans, when he was arrested, and now while in jail. He even decided to take his master’s degree while behind bars. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 9, April 6-12,…

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Chief Political Consultant National Democratic Front of the Philippines Posted by Bulatlat DEMOCRATIC SPACE Vol. VIII, No. 4, February 24-March 1, 2008 I am happy to observe that the broad united front of patriotic forces is determined to arouse and mobilize the broad masses of the people in the national…

National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales proposed two possible ways to defeat the Communist rebellion by 2010: first is to craft a really good local government counter-insurgency strategy, or to extend the term of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. BY MARILOU M. AGUIRRE Davao Today Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 3, February 17-23, 2008 TAGUM CITY…

The bishops want peace, but the military seems to want something else. By GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Posted by Bulatlat ANALYSIS Vol. VIII, No. 2, February 10-16, 2008 The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) last week called on the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to resume peace talks. It…

NDFP chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison’s listing as a “foreign terrorist” in 2002 brought about the suspension of his benefits and pension, and restrictions on his right to travel. “But I turn a bad thing into a good thing,” he said. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 50, January 27-February 2, 2008…

BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat January 21, 2008 – 3:58pm The Dutch prosecutor recently announced that the preliminary investigation of the case against Jose Maria Sison will be extended until the middle of the year. Dutch Prosecutor J.S. de Vries’ claimed that the examining judge C.M. Derijks ‘has done something grievously wrong by declaring the untimely…

BY PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON Chief Political Consultant National Democratic Front of the Philippines Posted by Bulatlat DEMOCRATIC SPACE Vol. VII, No. 48, January 13-19, 2008 Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal, spokesperson of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), debunked recently the false claims of the Arroyo regime and its military henchmen that the reactionary…

BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com The Anti-Terrorism Bill, as passed by the House of Representatives on third reading, may be “used politically to erroneously charge with terrorism and improperly extradite” the known leaders of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) based in The Netherlands. The bill also demonizes national liberation movements which, a human…

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…

Ten-year old Levi Mabanan, the youngest political detainee in the country, was finally released May 15 from the military camp in Catbalogan, Samar, where he was forced to spend four years of his young life. By Bulatlat.com Levi Mabanan was only six years old when placed behind bars in 2000. He spent the last four…