Stinking realities: Unsafely disposed diapers undermine sanitation programs, cause diseases

A World Bank study found that children’s feces are potentially riskier than adult feces due to higher prevalence of diarrhea and pathogens. By RHENZEL RAYMOND CALING  Bulatlat.com Every morning, Menchie Leona is greeted by the same scene. Trash bags outside their Bulacan apartment, torn apart by stray dogs that rummage scattered garbage, including used diapers… Continue reading Stinking realities: Unsafely disposed diapers undermine sanitation programs, cause diseases

Kabayanihan ng Moro at katutubo: Pagpupugay sa kanilang malayang komunidad sa harap ng kolonyal na paghahari ng Espanya sa Pilipinas

Moro warriors remained unconquered and free during 340 years of Spanish colonization. Ni ROLAND G. SIMBULAN “In his defence of the religion and customs of Islam against the priests of Spain, the Moro set a new historical precedent. He survived. His religion survived. The Mayas, the Aztecs and the Incas fell before the Toledo steel… Continue reading Kabayanihan ng Moro at katutubo: Pagpupugay sa kanilang malayang komunidad sa harap ng kolonyal na paghahari ng Espanya sa Pilipinas

NDFP: Military blurs distinction between banned and allowable landmines

The NDFP bewailed that their enemies are using the deaths of the Absalons to blur distinctions between banned and allowable landmines. By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions / Bulatlat.com MANILA — The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) cautioned against claims the New People’s Army (NPA) uses landmines that are banned by the Ottawa… Continue reading NDFP: Military blurs distinction between banned and allowable landmines

‘Ride with Pride’ for SOGIE Bill

Photo by Altermidya MANILA – Gabriela Women’s Party led a bike rally on Sunday, June 13 to press for the immediate passage of House Bill 6294 or Gabriela Women’s Party’s version of the sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill. The GWP organized the Ride with Pride event in partnership with the… Continue reading ‘Ride with Pride’ for SOGIE Bill

Duterte urged to stop attacks on women farmers

Some farmers in a village in Norzagaray, Bulacan (some 49 kilometers north of Manila) sneak away their own harvest from the land now taken over by a real estate company. Since the COVID-19 lockdown began, transport of goods and foodstuffs into and out of their community has been delayed, threatening how they can pull round… Continue reading Duterte urged to stop attacks on women farmers

Solon condemns demolition of Lumad school in Bukidnon

Photo courtesy of Save our Schools Network By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat expressed strong condemnation over the demolition of a Lumad school in Sagundanon, Kitaotao, Bukidnon after it was forcibly shut down last year, halting the education of Lumad students in the area. The school is administered… Continue reading Solon condemns demolition of Lumad school in Bukidnon

Gov’t inaction, wrong priorities led to COVID surge, labor group asserts

“Why would you file a case against a person who has been afflicted by the virus when the government response has been slow and marred with wrong priorities?” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A labor group assailed President Rodrigo Duterte for saying that COVID-19 patients may be charged with murder if he… Continue reading Gov’t inaction, wrong priorities led to COVID surge, labor group asserts

Balik-Tanaw | Most Precious Body and Blood

Artwork of Sr. Eleanor Llanes, ICM . By PATIS MUNGCAL National Council of Churches in the Philippines June 6, 2021 The Body and Blood of Christ Solemnity Exodus 24: 3-8 Psalms 116: 12-13, 15-16, 17-18 (13) Hebrews 9: 11-15 Mark 14: 12-16, 22-26 We are reminded once again to commemorate the solemnity of the most… Continue reading Balik-Tanaw | Most Precious Body and Blood

Muog na Buo: Song of the resistance

New People’s Army guerrillas hold a military drill in December 2018. (Photo by Ronalyn V. Olea/ Bulatlat) The Philippine revolution has long baffled political scientists. It emerged in an archipelago dominated by an imperialist power and thrived even after the disintegration of the communist bloc. There’s no socialist rear offering refuge to armed revolutionaries. There’s… Continue reading Muog na Buo: Song of the resistance

Groups decry ‘shameless, stomach-churning’ politicking while poor still get no aid

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – With the proposed aid for displaced workers and poor families still far from getting the presidential nod, allies of the administration in the Lower House have been pushing to open up the country’s resources to the plunder of big, foreign powers and to perpetuate Duterte’s rule. Describing… Continue reading Groups decry ‘shameless, stomach-churning’ politicking while poor still get no aid