Category: Bulatlat Perspective

It’s all about popularity, name recall, and money

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), in a report published by interaksyon.com April 27, 2016, revealed that the candidates for president, vice president and the Senate, and their political parties have already spent P2.7 billion ($57.4 million), or an average of P54 million ($1.148 million) a day or P2.5…

On the Kidapawan massacre and ‘daang matuwid’

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective When people use the phrase “Let them eat brioche (cake),” quoting a French queen – widely believed to be Queen Marie-Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI, but later discovered to be Queen Marie Therese, wife of Louis XIV – who uttered the phrase in response to the clamor of hungry…

Issues, policies that national candidates would not touch

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Voters have witnessed two presidential debates already: the first at Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City and a second one at the University of the Philippines–Cebu. Have these clarified the platforms of the presidential candidates? Did these debates clarify their positions on the major issues and problems confronting the…

Comelec hogwash

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is once again blackmailing the public – for the nth time – into allowing it to disregard the safeguards provided by the Automated Election System Law (AES). After the Supreme Court ruled that the Comelec should print voter receipts, which is one of the transparency…

On Carmma and karma

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective There is a new movement that vows to reach out to the youth. The only thing is, those who gathered during the launching last February 4 were not young but were mainly comprised of white haired women and men. This is not surprising since those in attendance were mainly victims…