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News in Pictures | Fil-Ams protest trilateral meeting in DC

MANILA – Filipino-American activists protested Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s visit to the United States for the first trilateral U.S.-Japan-Philippines leaders’ summit on April 11. The national day of action was led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-US. Protests were also held in the states of...

Progressive groups condemn decision acquitting Palparan

Progressive groups condemn decision acquitting Palparan

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMILBulatlat.com MANILA – Progressive groups expressed their dismay over the Malolos Regional Trial Court’s dismissal of kidnapping and serious illegal detention with serious physical injuries against retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. filed by...

Arrested peasant organizer released on bail after 2 years

Arrested peasant organizer released on bail after 2 years

For Danah, the struggle is far from over. By JUSTIN UMALIBulatlat.com SANTA CRUZ, Laguna – Freedom could not come sooner for peasant organizer Danah Marie Marcellana, released on bail October 6, after two years in prison. According to the coalition Free our Sisters,...

Malolos court acquits Palparan

Malolos court acquits Palparan

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAOBulatlat.com MANILA — A Malolos court acquitted retired Major General Jovito Palparan in relation to the abduction, torture, and illegal detention of two Bulacan farmers 17 years ago. The Bulacan Regional Trial Court Branch 19 acquitted...

Military accuses Cebu-based NGO of terrorist links

Military accuses Cebu-based NGO of terrorist links

By RITCHE T. SALGADOBulatlat.com CEBU CITY – Yet another organization helping the poor is being accused of terrorist links. Based in Cebu, the Community Empowerment Resource Network, Inc. (CERNET) is a registered non-government organization that supports people’s...

Groups alarmed over Masbate bombing exercises

Groups alarmed over Masbate bombing exercises

By ABBY BILANBulatlat.com NAGA CITY – Various groups were alarmed over the two-day bombing exercises of the 2nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in the province of Masbate. On Sept. 23 and 24, the Philippine Army led the 105MM Howitzers Canon Live Firing...

Promulgation of charges vs Palparan postponed

Promulgation of charges vs Palparan postponed

Karapatan called on the Malolos Regional Trial Court Branch 19 “to act with haste in undertaking the promulgation hearing on the charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention with serious physical injuries filed by farmer-brothers Raymond and Reynaldo Manalo.”

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