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Friday, July 31st, 2015

So much of economic growth hype

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Called by Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao as a potential “rising star of Asia,” is the country really headed toward being an economically developed country as President Aquino boasted in his last State of the Nation Address (SONA)? Well, for one this is not the first time that an

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Twilight SONA

Twilight SONA

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Aquino seeks to define his administration’s legacy. But what legacy?

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) is President B. S. Aquino III’s last. He is expected to deliver a powerful speech replete with his regime’s achievements for the last...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Int’l People’s Conference on Mining 2015: A call for global solidarity vs destructive mining

KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA Unified in addressing various people’s concerns on destructive mining across the globe, various environmental advocates, campaigners, and grassroots leaders worldwide will be launching the International People’s Conference on Mining 2015 (IPCM) in Quezon...

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Desperate times, desperate measures

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Something positive could yet result from the Liberal Party’s (LP) failure to find a popular candidate: the possibility that rather than just another popularity contest, the 2016 presidential elections...

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Agriculture lag, other issues in final SONA

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star A month ago I wrote in this space that at least two unresolved issues – his “dismal record” on human rights and impunity and the Mamasapano...

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Pabebe’s resistance, Empire’s strategy

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO What might the pabebe phenomenon tell us about the constructs of resistance, containment in our age? How does it paint the relationship between self, freedom, and technology? What does it allow us...

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Is the media campaigning for candidates in 2016?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective There has been so much preoccupation among the media about the candidates for the presidency and President Aquino’s endorsement. In fact, the people are being bombarded by inordinate amounts of news or...

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

What I think about rallies when I am marching in a rally

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino The heat, of course. Is it going to be tolerable? Ah but the scorching summer temperature is like inferno on Earth. There’s also the humid air, succeeded by a brief but heavy rain,...

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

The dynastic political system and the scramble for Grace Poe

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The failure of the so-called political parties and coalitions to name their respective candidates for President and/ or for Vice-President in 2016 is reaching crisis point for the dynastic...

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Threats, harassments vs progressive groups

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star What are they up to? Are they aiming to deter bigger participation in the anticipated protest actions timed with President Aquino’s final state-of-the-nation address on July...

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