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Fourteen activists swam 10 kms across the Manila Bay, from Baccor, Cavite to Pasay City (near the Senate of the Philippines), on April 28 to dramatize their opposition to the controversial Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). BY GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May 3, 2008 Fourteen activists swam 10…

‘Bay fishers need livelihood, not casino’ The proposed establishment of a Las Vegas style casino and tourism complex in Manila Bay will trigger the displacement of small fishermen along the bay’s coastal areas from Pasay City to Cavite. This is because more eco-tourism projects and commercial establishments will be constructed to provide amenities to potential…

The age-old issues affecting the peasantry – landlessness, hunger and poverty – were expectedly the main issues at the rally in observance of Peasant Day last Oct. 21. The protest action, however, also became an occasion to air the growing demand for the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com “She assumed…

One month after it capsized in Apo Menor Reef off Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, the diving ship M/V Island Explorer has not been pulled off the mishap site and threatens to explode. Village fisherfolk are readying criminal charges against the shipowner while holding environment officials also accountable for the ecological destruction. By Gerry Albert Corpuz Bulatlat.com…