August 05, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Is the Philippines prepared for another major disaster?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com The country has not yet fully recovered from the impact of super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), which hit the country two and a half years ago, and yet disasters seem to be looming in the horizon. Nepal was hit by another strong earthquake, May 12, with a magnitude

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

A lesson in respect

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Filipinos are known for their hospitality. But hospitality and graciousness are not the only values being taught to Filipino children. Filipinos also value respect. Children could never tell their parents to “shut...

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

No country for old, even young workers

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Aquino government, according to its Twitter posts, intends to declare as ‘milestones’: the purported decrease in unemployment and the 13th month pay tax exemptions. Filipinos have a term for this: “consuelo...

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Colonial mindset, nay sell out, knows no boundaries

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective There seems to be no limits to the depths those who are selling the Filipino people’s sovereignty, identity, and soul would go. Economically, the Aquino government tried to push for amendments to...

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Save Mary Jane Veloso, save the Filipino people

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The family, relatives and friends of Mary Jane Veloso, with the help of Migrante International and other progressive groups, the Catholic Church, and concerned citizens are trying to move heaven and earth...

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Subservient yet dangerous proposition

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Ever since telling facts surfaced, which reveal the role of the US in the Mamasapano fiasco, the Aquino government has been doing everything to keep it under wraps. When former Police Special...

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Will these questions be ever answered?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective During his speech at the commencement ceremonies at the Philippine National Police Academy, Pres. Benigno Aquino III again refused to apologize for the bungled operations that left 44 SAF police officers, 18...

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The truth, the bad and the ugly

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective While the furor over the expose’ of the existence of the Aquino administration’s pork barrel creation the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s bellicose attitude in defending it, shattered...

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Uncovering the truth in the Mamasapano fiasco

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Mamasapano fiasco has been haunting Pres. Benigno Aquino III for weeks now. This is one issue that blew in his face not only because he adamantly refuses to come clean on...

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Canon fodder?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective During the time when the Aquino government was defending the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the US, it repeatedly claimed that the increased presence of US troops in...

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Who’s afraid of Edsa People Power?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective It’s ironic that the Edsa People Power monument and the Edsa shrine, which have been built to celebrate and commemorate the ouster of a dictatorship, are now off-limits to those who want...

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