December 22, 2014     Philippines
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Everything you wanted to know about Philippine politics but were afraid to ask the Left

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino What did the Philippines, South Korea, and Japan had in common in the 1950s? They all allowed the United States to build military bases in their territories. But in 1991, the Philippines kicked out the bases even if it remained an unabashed admirer of American culture. The expulsion of American troops

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

After all the breakdowns, accidents, a fare hike?

“Before proposing any increase, the high cost of operations and the large amount of debt incurred by the project should first be investigated, specifically on whether taxpayers are actually subsidizing debts incurred by the private consortium that...

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Torture by any other name

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld A day before International Human Rights Day, a long-delayed US Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) — or simply put, torture...

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Marketing Mr. Palengke

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Wealth and the lack of it have always been and will continue to be issues in Philippine politics, for as long as too many people are poor and have...

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Impunity will persist on CIA torture, killings

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Somehow it comes as a surprise, if not a let-down. Reacting to the US Senate intelligence committee report which condemns the CIA’s extensive use of torture...

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Revolutionary groups hail CPP’s 46th anniversary

Hundreds of members of revolutionary organizations under the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) staged a lighting rally Dec. 19 to mark the 46th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). With their faces...

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Revolutionary health group calls for advancement of people’s war

MANILA – Members of the revolutionary health group Makabayang Samahang Pangkalusugan (MSP) held a lightning rally in Manila on Tuesday, Dec. 16 on its 36th anniversary. It was also an early commemoration of the Communist Party of...

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Degeneracy

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Blue Ribbon or Torture Committee?

Blue Ribbon or Torture Committee

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Govt reports ‘better quality jobs,’ labor campaigns vs ‘contractualization’

“From contract to contract, an untenured worker is threatened with unemployment and hence is forced to surrender entitlements labor have fought for and won in its long history of arduous struggle…”

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Torture in US, Philippines: We need to be outraged

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Torture — including the most brutal type used by state security forces on suspected “enemies of the state” — is back in media focus both in...

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