Despite not being included in VP Leni’s senatorial slate, Colmenares vows to be ‘strong voice’ for the marginalized

“My resolve to run for the Senate is based on the need to give the poor and marginalized a strong voice in the legislature.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Former Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares said he respects the decision of Vice President Leni Robredo to not include him in her… Continue reading Despite not being included in VP Leni’s senatorial slate, Colmenares vows to be ‘strong voice’ for the marginalized

Farmers seek aid amid devastating flood, gov’t importation policies

By DAWN CECILIA PEÑA Market Watch Bulatlat.com MANILA – Women peasant group Amihan called on the government to aid Typhoon Maring-hit farming and fishing communities in Northern Luzon provinces that have been battling very low farm gate prices due to massive importation. In a statement, Amihan chairperson Zen Soriano said that these communities have not… Continue reading Farmers seek aid amid devastating flood, gov’t importation policies

As Typhoon Maring leaves, farmers struggle in a trail of agricultural ruin

By TRISTAN JAMES BIGLETE Bulatlat.com PLARIDEL, Bulacan — When Typhoon Maring (International name: Kompasu) headed out of the country’s area of responsibility on Tuesday, farmers were left with its aftermath as flooding engulfed millions-worth of agricultural lands and crops. “Their crops were flooded and destroyed. Farmers have no income now and are buried deep in… Continue reading As Typhoon Maring leaves, farmers struggle in a trail of agricultural ruin

Solons push for probe on cyberattacks against alternative media

  By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Progressive lawmakers are calling for an investigation on the cyberattacks against alternative news Bulatlat and AlterMidya – People’s Media Network to determine if public funds and infrastructure were used to carry out the attacks. Concerned government agencies such as the Department of Science and Technology, the… Continue reading Solons push for probe on cyberattacks against alternative media

Soldiers killed Ka Lando Olalia and Leonor Alay-ay

Rolando Rico Olalia demands justice for his slain father Lando and aide Leonor Alay-ay. (Bulatlat file photo) By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – An Antipolo court found the three accused of murdering labor leader Rolando “Ka Lando” Olalia and his companion Leonor Alay-ay guilty beyond reasonable doubt, Oct. 12. Presiding Judge Marie Claire… Continue reading Soldiers killed Ka Lando Olalia and Leonor Alay-ay

Backstory | The 35-year-old Olalia-Alay-ay murder case

Today, the court will promulgate its decision on three of the 13 suspects of the Olalia-Alay-ay murder case. Eduardo Kapunan Jr., the Philippine ambassador to Myanmar, is one of the suspects but was granted bail and acquitted in 2016. (Graphics by Dawn Cecilia Peña/ Bulatlat) By JONAS ALPASAN Bulatlat.com MANILA — Today, Oct. 12, 2021,… Continue reading Backstory | The 35-year-old Olalia-Alay-ay murder case

Analysis | Why are oil prices rising, and what we can we do about it?

Bulatlat file photo Overpriced gasoline and diesel, for instance, gave oil firms an estimated P38.47 billion (US$757.13 million) in additional income, of which P4.62 billion ($90.93 million) went to the government as value-added tax (VAT). By ARNOLD PADILLA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Since the start of the year, local pump prices have increased significantly. The government,… Continue reading Analysis | Why are oil prices rising, and what we can we do about it?

‘Political prisoner Lino Baez was tortured’ – rights group

Members of the paralegal team go to Camp Soledad Dolor in search of the two activist leaders. (Photo courtesy of Tanggol Batangan) By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com SANTA CRUZ, Laguna – Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Batangas Spokesperson Erlindo “Lino” Baez was tortured “physically and mentally” by state agents shortly after he was arrested on an illegal possession… Continue reading ‘Political prisoner Lino Baez was tortured’ – rights group

Rights group demands explanation on solitary confinement of political prisoner

Human rights groups and families of political prisoners call for release of political prisoners and resumption of peace talks. (File photo by Arneth Asiddao/Bulatlat) By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com SANTA CRUZ, Laguna – Human rights watchdog Karapatan Southern Tagalog filed a complaint against jail officials following reports that a political prisoner in the Romblon Provincial Jail… Continue reading Rights group demands explanation on solitary confinement of political prisoner