Opinion & Analysis


Stop harassing Inday Espina-Varona, end red-baiting of journalists

AlterMidya, a national network of alternative media outfits and individuals, supports veteran journalist and press freedom advocate Inday Espina-Varona as she seeks redress for malicious and dangerous red-baiting engaged in by a top military official, the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division and 401st Infantry Brigade commander Colonel Alexander Macario. In an official statement by the 

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Open Letter to President Benigno Aquino III from Concerned Canadians

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Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: Our survival is non-negotiable

An open letter from survivors of climate catastrophe in the Philippines By Sean Devlin, Marissa Cabaljao November 13, 2015 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Two years ago, the world stood witness as Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Yolanda), one of the strongest and deadliest typhoons ever recorded, left thousands upon thousands of our friends, neighbours, 

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Real change for whom?

A young, working-class immigrant’s Open Letter to Canada’s new Prime Minister Canadian garbage, mining injustice, family reunification, immigration roadblocks, PH human rights abuses propped up by Canadian military training, are some issues awaiting Trudeau to address. Dear Mr. Justin Trudeau, I am astonished that you are so quick to move forward with an ambitious agenda 

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‘Laglag’ or ‘tanim bala’ scam, blowing up in the face of the Aquino administration

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya of the Department of Transportation and Communications is again at the center of another scandalous issue – after the MRT/LRT breakdowns and mishaps – this time for the laglag or tanim bala scam. The scam involves the planting of bullets in passengers’ bags then extorting money 

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The Conservative government has misled immigrant communities

NORTH YORK– “Stephen Harper ruined Canada’s live-in caregiver program. In doing so, he has betrayed the Filipino community of Canada,” said Michael Levitt, Liberal candidate for York Centre.  “While claiming to fix the program, Harper gave newcomers uncertainty: fewer jobs, no path to citizenship, and no reunification for their families.” “Over the past 15 years, 

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Caregiver Action Centre replies to MP Adler

We are the Caregivers Action Centre – a group of current and former live-in Caregivers from Philippines, Japan, Latin America and Indonesia – are happy to see Mr Mark Adler accepts that Caregivers are ‘subject to rules that make us vulnerable to abusive work environments’. We hope that this means that Mr Adler, as well 

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MP Mark Adler replies to Philippine Reporter article on caregivers

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Please see the below on behalf of Conservative candidate Mark Adler. It is in response to a flawed article that recently appeared in your publication (Caregivers deplore new program, Sept. 11, 2015). I write to correct the record for your readers. A recent article in your publication contained information that was 

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17-year old daughter of slain Lumad leader Dionel Campos: We want to speak, hear us

An Open Letter of MICHELLE CAMPOS, ALCADEV Graduate and Daughter of Dionel Campos, Chairperson of MAPASU to SOLITA COLLAS-MONSOD, in response to her article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on September 19, titled “Who is exploiting the Lumad?” You are very fortunate to live in Manila, and you see how the military has become “a 

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Remembering Martial Law: Blame it on the system, and the person

By Benjie Oliveros It has been more than four decades, 43 years to be exact, since the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos declared Martial Law, and it has been 29 years since the Filipino people ousted the dictatorship. The current generation of young people, 30 years and younger, has no memory, nay experience, of what 

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