November 23, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Impunity or justice?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective It is ironic that retired Army Gen. Jovito Palparan, who is called “The Butcher” by human rights groups for the trail of blood he left wherever he was assigned, is now saying that he did not surrender because he fears for his life. And the Aquino government, after arresting him

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Banks rule 2

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Last week, this writer wrote about the implications of the law signed by President Aquino liberalizing the banking sector. The article dealt with how multinational banks would be able to control local...

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Banks rule

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective A week before his 5th State of the Nation Address, Pres. Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic Act (RA) 10641 or “An Act Allowing the Full Entry of Foreign Banks in...

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Falsehoods about the DAP and economic growth

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com When the Supreme Court ruled that essential provisions of and acts implementing the Disbursement Acceleration Program are unconstitutional, the Aquino government could have just accepted the decision and reiterate its claim...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Why the campaign for a just and lasting peace is important

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com Squeezed between President Aquino’s belligerent speech against the Supreme Court’s decision declaring his and Budget Sec. Florencio “Butch” Abad’s pet program the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the equally destructive Typhoon...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Dire implications of the DAP ruling on the Aquino government

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com The upcoming fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address of Pres. Benigno Aquino III is shaping up to be the most turbulent in his administration. Just recently, the Supreme Court...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

To impeach or not to impeach?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com The Supreme Court decision regarding the unconstitutionality of “specific acts” in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is a big blow to the Aquino administration. While the 92-page Supreme Court decision appears...

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Still no dent in addressing corruption and poverty

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The results of April 24-30 survey by Ibon Foundation confirms what most people are feeling during these times. This is a relief from other surveys where one’s immediate reaction after reading its...

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Land, social justice, democracy and peace

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac, Hacienda Looc in Batangas, Hacienda Dolores in Pampanga, Hacienda Arloc and Hacienda Ilimnan in Negros Occidental, what do these have in common? These are vast tracts of land,...

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Serious issues mar claims of freedom and democracy

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat Perspective Progressive groups were quite busy this June 12, the 116th anniversary of Philippine Independence, as well as in recent months. In the morning of June 12, there was a march toward the...

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Napoles, Aquino, and Schrodinger’s cat

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective People despise Janet Lim-Napoles, this writer included, for what she has done: for facilitating the theft of billions of pesos in taxpayers’ money in the Priority Development Assistance fund scam. While the...

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