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

Instead of Cha-cha, Duterte urged to certify ‘ayuda for all’ bill as urgent

By JON ERNST PASCUAL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Lawmakers under the Makabayan Coalition are calling for the prioritization of the passing of a new law that aims to provide financial assistance to those affected by the pandemic. “We are pleading to President Duterte to certify the bill as urgent if he still has concern and love… Continue reading Instead of Cha-cha, Duterte urged to certify ‘ayuda for all’ bill as urgent

Urban poor leader released on bail

Connie Opalla testified in the 2018 tribunal that indicted President Duterte and then US President Donald Trump guilty of violating the political and economic rights of the Filipino people. (Photo courtesy of IPT 2018) By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Bulacan-based urban poor leader was released on bail today, May 7, over what… Continue reading Urban poor leader released on bail

Production subsidy for small fisherfolk sought

By DAWN CECILIA PEÑA Market Watch Bulatlat.com MANILA – Fisherfolk group Pamalakaya is seeking a production subsidy to strengthen the fishing industry despite government pronouncements that fish catch has stabilized in the local market. In a statement, Pamalakaya leader Ronnel Arambulo said a P15,000 ($300) subsidy will ensure farmers can “keep up with the increasing… Continue reading Production subsidy for small fisherfolk sought

Urban poor group raises funds for bail of arrested community organizer

Connie Opalla testified in the 2018 tribunal that indicted President Duterte and then US President Donald Trump guilty of violating the political and economic rights of the Filipino people. (Photo courtesy of IPT 2018) By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Urban poor group Kadamay is currently pooling legal funds for an arrested community… Continue reading Urban poor group raises funds for bail of arrested community organizer

Slain Negros community organizer was resourceful, generous

Community organizer Jesus Pason Jr. (Photo courtesy of Karapatan-Negros) Pason’s family hailed from the municipality of Toboso. Their family later moved to Silay City, where he took on all jobs possible to make ends meet. As a dedicated uncle, he sent his nieces to school. By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Urban poor… Continue reading Slain Negros community organizer was resourceful, generous

Cops visit community pantries, question organizers

Maginhawa Community Pantry (Photo by Bernadette Anne Morales) BY REIN TARINAY Bulatlat.com MANILA — Filipino netizens are up in arms over what appeared to be harassment as police officers were seen roaming near community pantries, a growing mutual aid movement in the country as many experience hunger and subjected to poor social protection amid the… Continue reading Cops visit community pantries, question organizers