UN Food Systems Summit told to present ‘actionable, pro-people and pro-planet alternative’ to food systems

Photo courtesy of Global Peoples Summit on Food Systems By DAWN CECILIA PEÑA Market Watch Bulatlat.com MANILA – Regional and international people’s organizations and advocates led by the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) recently held the Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems through various online and on-ground activities. “A true and legitimate People’s… Continue reading UN Food Systems Summit told to present ‘actionable, pro-people and pro-planet alternative’ to food systems

From La Tondeña to modern day unions: The continuous struggle against dictatorship and oppression

Downloaded from https://thefreedommemorial.ph/ By RUTH LUMIBAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — “Tama na! Sobra na! Wakasan na!” The people’s resounding call did not start yesterday. Decades ago, this was the same battle cry against the Marcos dictatorship, originating from one of the most legendary feats of the workers’ movement: the La Tondeña strike. Only three years after… Continue reading From La Tondeña to modern day unions: The continuous struggle against dictatorship and oppression

Protesters hurdle police blockades to denounce Duterte’s ‘Marcos-level corruption, tyranny’

A youth protester joins the commemoration of Martial Law at Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila, Sept. 21. (Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat) By EMILY VITAL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Mao Hermitanio’s face was wet and red when she reached Liwasang Bonifacio this afternoon, Sept. 21, the 49th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. She and… Continue reading Protesters hurdle police blockades to denounce Duterte’s ‘Marcos-level corruption, tyranny’

Political prisoners who fought dictators then and now

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL and JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Graphics by Jannela Paladin Bulatlat.com MANILA — As the country commemorates the imposition of martial law in the Philippines by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the return of the Marcoses, and the plans of the Duterte administration to stay in power beyond 2022 loom. In… Continue reading Political prisoners who fought dictators then and now

My channel, my rules? The dictator’s son’s attempts at whitewashing the horrors of martial law

Fact checked by DAWN CECILIA PEÑA, REIN TARINAY, JANNELA PALADIN, KENT GALIDO, AND JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Following the controversial online interview of the son and namesake of the late dictator, Bulatlat revisited the YouTube vlog of former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his apparent attempts of whitewashing the horrors of martial law. Today, the… Continue reading My channel, my rules? The dictator’s son’s attempts at whitewashing the horrors of martial law

Court acquits peace consultant of trumped-up charges

NDFP peace consultant Esterlita Suaybaguio (Photo by Kodao Productions) By JONAS ALPASAN Bulatlat.com MANILA — Another Philippine court acquitted a peace consultant of trumped-up charges stemming from the infamous “search warrant factory” that led to the arrests of scores of activists and human rights workers. In a statement, the Public Interest Law Center said the… Continue reading Court acquits peace consultant of trumped-up charges

ICC investigation on the Philippines okayed

“We hope this is the beginning of the end to impunity. No one should be invincible and infallible. There is always a time for everything.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Rights organizations welcomed the Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court’s authorization to commence with the investigation on drug-related killings in… Continue reading ICC investigation on the Philippines okayed

Another peoples’ lawyer killed in Mindanao

Photo from Atty. Juan Macababbad’s Facebook account By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Another peoples’ lawyer was killed Wednesday, Sept. 15. Lawyer Juan Macababbad, Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) vice chairperson and member of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyer (NUPL), was shot by two gunmen in front of his residence… Continue reading Another peoples’ lawyer killed in Mindanao

As PH battles Delta variant, disease surveillance to get lower budget in 2022

Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A group of public health advocates warned that the reduced budget for the epidemiology and disease surveillance programs will “set a dangerous precedent for the fragmented health system” as it may impact the bulk of the pandemic response on the ground… Continue reading As PH battles Delta variant, disease surveillance to get lower budget in 2022

For clinching pay hike and benefits, Wyeth union harassed by state agents

Members of Kilusang Mayo Uno hold a protest in front of the Department of Labor and Employment office in Manila, Sept. 13, 2021. (Photo release by KMU) By RUTH LUMIBAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – House-to-house harassment of union members. Forced disaffiliation from Kilusang Mayo Uno. Threats to be proscribed as terrorists. An agent of anti-communist task… Continue reading For clinching pay hike and benefits, Wyeth union harassed by state agents