November 29, 2015     Philippines
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Bulatlat Perspective

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Elusive justice, political accommodation and economic power

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective “We are having difficulties fighting the moneyed Ampatuans.” This was a heart rending statement from Grace Morales – who lost her husband, Rossell, and her older sister, Marites Cablitas, in the Maguindanao massacre – as quoted in an special report Maguindanao massacre: Victims’ kin losing hope. And to think,

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

The Paris attacks, deplorable and yet not an aberration

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective As the world reels from the senselessness and brutality of the Paris attacks, not a few would call for more blood to spill to avenge the victims. The French government acted swiftly...

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

And now there are 15

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective On September 16, 1991, 12 senators, collectively called the “Magnificent 12,” went against the wishes of President Cory Aquino and voted for the non-renewal of the US-RP Military Bases treaty. This paved...

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

‘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...

Friday, October 30th, 2015

The not-so-invisible hand of the US

Paramilitary cult groups were known for their brutality, brazenness and impunity. The purpose, as US counter-insurgency, counter-terror manuals revealed, was to generate enough terror and fear.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Student debt, the bleak future for the youth?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Shortly upon taking over the presidency of the premier state university in the country the University of the Philippines in 2011, Alfredo Pascual hosted a dinner discussion with the media to respond...

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Attacks on environmental activists, indigenous peoples, and the destruction of the environment

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Recent articles show an alarming trend in the country and the world: the murder, harassments, and forced evacuation being committed against environmental activists and indigenous peoples. The series of articles on...

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

The myth of inclusive growth under the neoliberal regime

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective “Building inclusive economies, building a better world” is the theme of this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting to be held in Manila this November. Inclusive growth has also been the rallying call...

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Deconstructing the phenomenal AlDub fever

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective On September 26, the episode that featured the first date of Alden Richards and Yaya Dub in the All for Juan and Juan for All segment of popular noontime show Eat Bulaga,...

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

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

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective 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...

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

In search of a hero

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective After months of speculation, Sen. Grace Poe finally announced her intention to run for president in the 2016 elections. Even before Senator Poe announced her candidacy, she has been topping the polls...

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