August 02, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, July 31st, 2015

So much of economic growth hype

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Called by Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao as a potential “rising star of Asia,” is the country really headed toward being an economically developed country as President Aquino boasted in his last State of the Nation Address (SONA)? Well, for one this is not the first time that an

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Is the media campaigning for candidates in 2016?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective There has been so much preoccupation among the media about the candidates for the presidency and President Aquino’s endorsement. In fact, the people are being bombarded by inordinate amounts of news or...

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Economic crisis still afflicting the world

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective It has been seven to eight years since the world was rocked by an economic cataclysm called the housing crisis. Banks and financial investment houses that were hitherto believed to be too...

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Stop harassments, violations of due process, privacy

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Raquel and Mervin Toquero were having breakfast with their children at their home in Cavite last June 28, 2015, when two men who identified themselves as soldiers suddenly appeared at their kitchen...

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Ruffling the feathers of conservatives

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Two issues are ruffling the feathers of conservatives recently: divorce and same-sex marriage. Late last week, Pope Francis was quoted admitting that there are instances when it is “morally necessary” to end...

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

It’s all a matter of self-interest

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Vice President Jejomar Binay was right when he called the Aquino administration as callous and incompetent. How would one call an administration that refuses to raise the salaries and wages of rank...

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Are we anywhere near peace in Mindanao?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The headlines of major dailies trumpeted the symbolic decommissioning of 145 fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the turning over of 75 high-powered firearms. It is supposed to be a...

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The urgent fight for sovereignty

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Exactly 117 years ago, the first Philippine republic was declared and even for a brief moment, the Filipino nation enjoyed its sovereignty and independence after defeating the Spanish colonizers. But as history...

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

MRT: the fallacies and folly of privatization

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective What the government does, corporations can do better and more efficiently. Competition will bring down the prices of services, which were formerly provided by government. Besides, government-owned and controlled corporations are just...

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Furtive measure to take away national patrimony

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective While the public’s attention is being directed toward the debate over the constitutionality of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, the House of Representatives has been fast-tracking a resolution to remove or render...

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Kentex is no aberration

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The general public, even the government, expressed shock over the death of more than 72 workers in a fire that gutted the factory of Kentex, makers of local rubber slippers Havanas. Labor...

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