‘Longest SONA in post-EDSA was empty’

By GABRYELLE DUMALAG Bulatlat.com MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte may have delivered the longest State of the Nation Address yet, but it was empty – particularly on how he would deal with what appears to be continuing maritime aggression by China in the West Philippine Sea. “In the five years of non-action and even defending… Continue reading ‘Longest SONA in post-EDSA was empty’

Weighing in on SB19’s “WHAT?”

Screenshot from the official music video And so as not to confuse their patriotism, the cry of “PILIPINAS” is heard loud and clear. The last line reads “di na magpapaawat, iwawagayway na ang watawat,” and the song finally rests on a relic of the Murillo-Velarde map that is a testament to the country’s ownership of… Continue reading Weighing in on SB19’s “WHAT?”

Atty. Colmenares, madi ti posisyon ni Presidente Duterte mainaig iti utang a pakinakem na iti China, inawagan na pay a takrot daytoy

LAOAG CITY – Inbatad ni Atty. Neri Comenares a madi ti posisyon ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte mainaig iti utang a pakinakem na iti China. Kuna na a saan a mabalin a pagbayad iti China ti West Philippine Sea gapu laeng ti utang a pakinakem ken arig a binaybay-an na dagiti mangalap ti Pilipinas. Segun kenni… Continue reading Atty. Colmenares, madi ti posisyon ni Presidente Duterte mainaig iti utang a pakinakem na iti China, inawagan na pay a takrot daytoy

On Earth Day, environmental groups decry foreign plunder of mineral and marine resources

Oceanagold’s mining operations in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya have dried up the sources of water, polluted the environment and crippled the livelihood of farmers. (Photo by John Aaron Mark Macaraeg / Bulatlat) “With government pronouncements that the influx of 100 new projects would generate P21 billion ($433 million) worth of revenue, it is estimated that… Continue reading On Earth Day, environmental groups decry foreign plunder of mineral and marine resources

US troops presence to intensify tension in the West Philippine Sea – groups

US soldiers bring warships, warplanes, take control and command of ‘Operation Damayan’ in Haiyan-ravaged central Philippines (Bulatlat file photo by Pom Cahilog-Villanueva, November 2013 / bulatlat.com) “It would be best for the Philippine government to assert its sovereignty on the West Philippine Sea without playing one superpower against the other. If this competition for dominance… Continue reading US troops presence to intensify tension in the West Philippine Sea – groups

Progressives say ‘Atin ang Pinas’ amid increasing China presence in PH waters

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Filipino progressives marked today’s commemoration of the Day of Valor with a firm stand against the increasing Chinese militia presence in the country’s territory in the disputed waters of the West Philippine Sea. “The Filipinos’ collective struggle should aim to wrest back sovereign control of the West… Continue reading Progressives say ‘Atin ang Pinas’ amid increasing China presence in PH waters

CPP calls for unity against Chinese military aggressors

A youth activist protesting Chinese incursions into Philippine territory. (Anakbayan photo) “[The CPP] calls on all forces, from the mass-based democratic forces to the conservative political oppositions as well as elements within the ruling regime and in the military and police forces, to exert all effort to assert the country’s sovereign rights and drive away… Continue reading CPP calls for unity against Chinese military aggressors