Dropping of Charges Against Two Ampatuans Affirms Impunity

“Alibi is the weakest defense,” said Atty. Harry Roque, one of the legal counsels of the kins of the Ampatuan murder victims.

Mid-East OFWs protest DOJ’s decision on Ampatuan case

Incensed by the “unjust” decision of the Philippines’ Justice department in clearing the Ampatuans of murder charge, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Middle East staged an in-door protest against Justice Secretary Alberto Agra on the Ampatuan massacre case on April 22.

Mataas na placement fee inalmahan ng OFWs

Inireklamo ng 30 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) ang diumano’y abusadong recruitment agency na sumi singil sa kanila nang abot-langit na placement fees, ka­sabwat ang isang ahensiyang nagpapautang. Sa e-mail na ipinadala ni John Leonard Monterona, regional coordinator ng Migrante-Middle East (ME), ini rereklamo ng 30 OFWs ang PERT-CPM Manpower Exponents Co. Inc. na matatagpuan sa […]

Kakapusan sa mga pisikal na gawain: Nagdudulot ng iba’t ibang sakit?

Sa isang pag-aaral na isinagawa nina Prof. Kam­lesh Khunti, Melanie Davies at Dr. Margaret Stone ng University of Leicester sa United Kingdom, sinasabing ang kakapusan sa pisikal na gawain ay nagdudulot ng iba’t ibang uri ng sakit. Sa hindi natin kasi pagkilos, hindi nalulusaw ang mga tabang nakukuha natin sa ating mga kinakain at iniinom.

Questions Begging for Answers

There is still nothing clear about the people’s future come May 2010 and beyond. The only thing that appears to have a high probability of occurring is the bungling of the elections by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), which would result from its programmed inefficiency. Beyond that, it appears that it would be business as usual for the ruling elite, whichever faction is able to hold the reins of government. As for the people, there is no other recourse but to pursue the struggle for justice, freedom, and democracy. – BENJIE OLIVEROS, Managing Editor of Bulatlat.com