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ni RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Bulatlat.com Ito’y isang nakakabagabag na tagpo: Oras ng tanghalian sa likod ng munisipyo Nagbibidahan ang kumakain sa tabi ko Isang kontratista at isang inhinyero. Nanalo raw ng proyekto ang kontratista Mangyari’y kaibigan ang isang konsehala Bukas na bukas di’y magbubutas ng kalsada Sabay subo sa masarsa niyang kaldereta Di nagpadaig ang…

Allies defend Aquino, progressive groups push for impeachment

“President Aquino knows that the DAP, which is basically an impoundment of budget funds and realigning these to nonexistent projects, is wrong. In fact, he filed a bill SB 3121 as senator illegalizing Pres. Gloria Arroyo’s impoundment of the budget without congressional approval. “ — Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

The price you pay for freedom| Em Mijares’s story

“It is ironic that I was arrested for exercising my right to free speech during Independence Day itself…While politicians who have been stealing from the nation’s coffers are still free to do as they please, I, who was merely exercising my right, was immediately charged and my rights curtailed.” – Pio Emmanuel Mijares, 19-year-old student

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective President Benigno Aquino III reportedly called a Cabinet meeting after the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released the result of its recent survey showing that the unemployment rate rose to 27.5 percent, affecting an estimated 12.1 million Filipinos. Around 2.5 million Filipinos lost their jobs between September and December last year.…

PRESS RELEASE February 22, 2011 A militant group of young workers, professionals, and students urged their counterparts in the military to ‘rethink’ their values following a series of exposês regarding corruption in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. “While ordinary soldiers, many of them youths like us, are dying in the field of battle, their…

Former Air Force Captain Joenel S. Pogoy, who spent two years in detention after being court-martialed for exposing corruption in the Air Force, says corruption in the military is worse than what is publicly known. The truth is, he says, many military officers — from the time they are still lieutenants to the time they become generals — are being taught by unscrupulous superiors to become corrupt.