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Press Statement – May 8, 2009 Palparan in Congress: Spending People’s Money Against the People The recent statement of Gen. Jovito Palparan to revive the Republic Act 1700 or the Anti-Subversion Law in order to stop progressive party-list representatives from using their Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) for the New People’s Army is added proof…

Bayan Muna’s third nominee for the May 2007 congressional elections, lawyer Neri Colmenares, talks about how he was tortured at 18, his dream of putting into law an overdue Human Rights Code, and his early dreams of making it to the movies. BY DABET CASTANEDA Bulatlat Is the Philippines ready for a Human Rights Code?…

The pending anti-terrorism bills in the Senate and the House of Representatives are normally seen as a “leftist concern” given that those who have expressed opposition to them are identified with militant organizations. At a recent roundtable discussion, however, journalists analyzed the controversial bills and concluded they threaten press freedom and civil liberties in general.…

A new witness to the alleged rape by six U.S. marines of a 22-year old Filipina has emerged. In an exclusive interview with Bulatlat, the witness narrated how an “almost naked woman” from a Starex van was dumped almost in front of her on that fateful night of November 1. She also said an orange…