Karapatan issues 2007 Human Rights Report: ‘Dangerous Regime, Defiant People’

The Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights, popularly known as Karapatan, has released a 29-page 2007 Philippine human rights report entitled “Dangerous Regime, Defiant People” exactly a week before the nation and the world mark International Human Rights Day. Some figures: 68 victims of extrajudicial executions 26 victims of enforced disappearances 29 victims of […]


Q&A on rising oil prices

The League of Filipino Students, ably chaired by Vencer, has released a Filipino Q&A on the hot issue of oil price increases bedeviling the nation and the world. Some interesting excerpts from the LFS primer, translated to English: This year alone • gasoline prices went up 16 time (or by a total P9/liter) • diesel […]


Remembering ‘Puti’ on World Aids Day

Today, I fondly remember my friend Puti, hope that everything’s fine and that HIV is not the sole and chief factor to daily life’s choices. Puti is the first and, as of now, only friend of mine who has HIV. Puti is alive and well, coping with his own condition with a help from friends, […]