November 25, 2015     Philippines
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Bulatlat Perspective

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The principle of separation of church and state

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The principle of separation of church and state has been much abused and misinterpreted (or rather interpreted for political ends) in the country, especially after the Sin of Edsa I. Of course, the Sin that this writer is referring to is the late Jaime Cardinal Sin, who was one of

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Eh buhay ka pa di ba? and other inane, contemptuous statements, acts

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective After President Aquino was pressured to put a stop to the random opening of balikbayan boxes by the Bureau of Customs to look for something to tax, Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina did...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Democracy in the 21st century

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The phone calls of citizens are recorded and turned over to intelligence agencies. Emails and Internet searches are likewise monitored. If one makes the mistake of mentioning Allah or Islam in his...

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Sorry for us consumers, it’s always a Lose-Lose situation during corporate-government disputes

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Under the regime of privatization and deregulation, corporate-government disputes are occurring with increasing frequency, especially when consumers are able to force the hand of government to fight for its interests. For sure,...

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Preying on Greece’s woes

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Greece is in a precarious situation. It had to accept a new round of hard austerity measures being pushed by the European Union in exchange for the release of $96 billion in...

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...

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...

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