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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Protests bare ‘real state of the nation’

People’s organizations in Manila, Bicol region, Bacolod City and Davao City hold protest actions during President Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), July 28. Photos by Dee Ayroso | Fred Dabu | Anne Ednalyn Dela Cruz | Loi Manalansan | Ronalyn V. Olea | Marya Salamat | Anne Marxze D. Umil (MANILA)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Netizens react to Aquino’s 5th SONA

Netizens use the social media to share their quick reactions to President Benigno S. Aquino III's fifth State of the Nation Address, July 28.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Arrested SONA protesters are Cory land beneficiaries

Dr. Ma. Luisa Garcia, 46, and Rosita Labarez, 57, president and vice-president of the Controlled Economic Zone Federation, Inc. (Cezfed), were leading residents of Barangay Holy Spirit to protest the impending bidding of the 13-hectare residential area,...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Sectors see all lies and doom in Aquino’s SONA

“Aquino needs only to look at his own backyard, at the farmers of Hacienda Luisita, to know that things have not changed.” – Renato Reyes, Bayan Related story | ‘Aquino poised to institutionalize DAP’ -- groups

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

‘Aquino poised to institutionalize DAP’ — groups

“The president is overtly asking Congress to legislate his version of the DAP story, in effect urging the Legislature to join forces with the Executive Branch in defying the third branch of government.” – Kabataan Partylist Rep....

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The Sona speeches of Macapagal and Marcos that will take you back to the future

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com The annual state of the nation address is a must read for all citizens who are eager to know the president’s self-rated accomplishment report and priority programs. It is also relevant for...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

State of your nation

By DEE AYROSO

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Indigenous peoples join call for Aquino ouster at the People’s SONA

“Why are they depriving people of their lands?” – Mayeth Corpuz, an Agta, secretary general of the Samahan ng mga Katutubo sa Sierra Madre (SKSM)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

SONA ng Bayan: colorful and festive, critical and fiery

Sona ng Bayan participants marched carrying colorful protest emblems: headgears with calls to jail corrupt politicians, including President Aquino, T-shirts with angry and witty messages against corruption, streamers and banners of various sizes and colors and...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

SONA | Thousands march to call for Aquino ouster

President Aquino’ seven deadly sins, according to the Promotion of Church People’s Response, are widespread poverty, rising unemployment, sham land reform, increase in prices of staple goods and services, unabated killings and human rights violations, corruption and...

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Vivos Voco*: Necropolitics and Liberalism’s Rhetoric of Redemption

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Bulatlat.com Where autocrats rule, they call on the living. How do contemporary forms of subjugation operate? For over two decades, the (Focauldian) critique of biopolitics has gained currency in explaining modern forms...

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