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Earning credibility

Ferdinand E. Marcos, the Philippine government’s Official Gazette’s social media post finally said in its third revision of the caption accompanying the late dictator’s Sept. 11 birthday photo, was “the longest serving President of the country for almost 21 years.” After receiving a deluge of criticism for what many netizens saw as an attempt at…

The people’s stake in pushing the peace talks forward

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective In a forum at UP Diliman September 15, NDFP consultants Wilma Austria and Benito Tiamzon explained clearly the need for the national democratic revolution and the peace talks, which, at first glance, may appear contradictory. Wilma Austria traced the historical roots of the revolution, as well as the continuing basis…

Out of a quagmire

After more than half a decade of impasse, the resumption of formal peace talks between the Philippine government (GRP) and the revolutionary National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) last Aug. 22-26 in Oslo, Norway is without a doubt a major, major breakthrough. This historically significant development has taken place in the first 60 days…