Wire| Farmers, not corporations, will transform the food system

Photo: Ramadhani Rafid / Unsplash By ILANG-ILANG QUIJANO Wire/Progressive International This 21-23 September, the Global People’s Summit will bring together farmer and peasant movements from around the world to demand a food system that centers the right to land, sovereignty, and sustainability. A battle for the future of our lands, food, and rights is underway.… Continue reading Wire| Farmers, not corporations, will transform the food system

‘Kupsilup’ | Where’s the lie?

By YANNI ROXAS Bulatlat.com As the International Criminal Court (ICC) opens an investigation on the crimes against humanity under the Duterte administration, one recalls a music video by a Pinoy hip-hop, rap and R&B collective released about seven months ago denouncing police brutality. A word play for kupal-pulis, “Kupsilup” appeared on social media at about… Continue reading ‘Kupsilup’ | Where’s the lie?

Lab Notes | Dolomite sand controversy exposes the sorry state of Philippine environment

Artwork by Dee Ayroso By MARK ANGELO C. BUCAY Bulatlat.com The costly dumping of dolomite to the Manila Bay in the middle of a pandemic is a very grim metaphor of the sorry state of our natural resources management. It ignores the more important need of the people for health care and the technical views… Continue reading Lab Notes | Dolomite sand controversy exposes the sorry state of Philippine environment

International community joins ‘Global Day of Action to End the US-Duterte Regime’

BAYAN HK and Macau, GABRIELA HK and Macau, and other ILPS member organizations hold their protest rally today, Sept. 20, in commemoration of the 49th Martial Law anniversary. (Photo from Filmguys Gabriela) By MENCHANI TILENDO Bulatlat.com MANILA — On the 49th anniversary commemoration of Martial Law in the Philippines, Filipino migrants, organizations, and other solidarity groups… Continue reading International community joins ‘Global Day of Action to End the US-Duterte Regime’

Lab Notes | Would granular lockdowns in Metro Manila work in the face of a Delta surge?

At a checkpoint in San Mateo/Batasan Road boundary. Police set up checkpoints to implement the lockdown order of the national government. (Photo by JL Burgos) By TIMOTHY JAMES L. CIPRIANO Bulatlat.com The Philippines’ COVID-19 daily reported cases remain high with 26,303 new cases on September 11 – the highest to date. On the same day,… Continue reading Lab Notes | Would granular lockdowns in Metro Manila work in the face of a Delta surge?

NDFP demands Loida Magpatoc’s release

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions / Bulatlat.com The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel demanded the release of its peace consultant arrested by the military and the police in Quezon, Bukidnon on Wednesday, September 15. NDFP Negotiating Panel interim chairperson Julie de Lima said Loida Magpatoc is a member of the… Continue reading NDFP demands Loida Magpatoc’s release

Lawyers, academe oppose presidential spox’s bid to UN body

Bulatlat file photo By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – “Competence must go with consistency and credibility,” said the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) in its reaction to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s bid to the United Nations International Law Commission. “Mr. Roque was a voluble and visible Filipino public interest lawyer who has… Continue reading Lawyers, academe oppose presidential spox’s bid to UN body

Root Access | Pursuing digital justice in the Philippines

Digital security concept By JAN MICHAEL YAP Bulatlat.com The Philippines has long been deemed one of the social media capitals of the world with millions of users and hundreds of content providers via different social media platforms. Digital platforms are being promoted and expanded with potential far-reaching impacts across the Philippine economic, social, cultural and… Continue reading Root Access | Pursuing digital justice in the Philippines

Bloody Sunday victims remembered as PH activists push for workers’ rights, welfare

Manny Asuncion was among those killed in the infamous Bloody Sunday (Graphics by Jannela Paladin / Bulatlat) By KENT GALIDO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Southern Tagalog activist Kobi Tolentino can still vividly remember his memories of Emmanuel Asuncion who was fondly called as “Ka Manny” and the day their office was raided. Asuncion was the secretary… Continue reading Bloody Sunday victims remembered as PH activists push for workers’ rights, welfare

Lab Notes | DENR is tone deaf to the plight of fisherfolk in Cavite

By JERWIN G. BAURE AGHAM-UP Diliman DENR CALABARZON released a statement on Tuesday claiming that the dismantling of “illegal” fish cages and pens in Cavite is beneficial to fisherfolk [1]. DENR recently announced plans on clearing several of these fishing structures after some of them were not able to renew their licenses due to their… Continue reading Lab Notes | DENR is tone deaf to the plight of fisherfolk in Cavite