October 20, 2014     Philippines
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Monday, October 20th, 2014

Why a communist threat will make the world a better place

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino A specter is badly needed today, the specter of communism. It is not enough to expose the evils of capitalism; we must offer and revive a leftwing alternative. To borrow a few words from a philosopher, we have already interpreted capitalism in various ways – the point however is to change

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

‘Justice for Jennifer, Junk VFA’ movement formed

In a “Day of Action” on Oct 17, rallyists called for justice for Jennifer Laude and the abrogation of the Philippine-US defense agreements, and culminated with the formation of a network seeking justice for the slain Filipina...

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Nurses call for justice to save their ‘dying’ condition

Nurses care for sick patients, but government is not caring for them.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

‘7 – 5 doables to reduce power rates, prevent 2015 power outage’

“The problem with Malacañang’s proposal to allow the President to enter into P6 billion to P10 billion ($136 million to $227 million) worth of negotiated power contracts is that it is based on Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla’s...

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Continuing Bishop Alberto Ramento’s advocacy

“Justice remains elusive but his death would not be for naught if we continue what my father fought for.”

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

3 years after Fr. Pops’ murder, justice remains elusive

"Three years is too long for justice to be delayed. We will not accept this complacently; we fear that without public pressure, the case will remain unresolved, similar to the thousands of extra-judicial killings." – Marie Sol...

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Understanding (and not just exposing) corruption

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld There might very well be a conspiracy afoot to prevent the election of Vice-President Jejomar Binay to the Presidency in 2016. It doesn’t release Binay from the responsibility of...

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Lifestyle gap and PNP corruption

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “I think that corruption is the heart of the problem,” writes a reader in reaction to last week’s column piece — regarding five cases of ordinary...

Friday, October 17th, 2014

‘Scrap VFA, EDCA’

MANILA — Members of progressive groups held a protest action on Oct. 16 in front of the US embassy in Manila to demand anew the scrapping of military agreements with the US, in light of the killing...

Friday, October 17th, 2014

‘Why did he have to kill her?’ – sister of Jennifer Laude

Whenever she came home to Leyte, it was like a feast. Jennifer prepared food for all their neighbors as a way of sharing her blessings.

Friday, October 17th, 2014

‘Investigate US troops’ mental health’

“Psychological studies conducted by the US Army, Marine Corps, Harvard University, and other agencies revealing alarming trends on the state of mental health of their troops are a matter of security concern to Filipino people especially with...

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