April 24, 2014     Philippines
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Pagtatapos (o pagtatapos at pagiging gitnang uri)

Ang pagtatapos (graduation) ay ang pagkaloob ng edukasyonal na institusyon ng akademikong degree sa estudyanteng nagtatapos (ang graduate). Ito ang ofisyal na huling sandali ng pagiging estudyante, ang pagtuldok dito; at ang simula ng pagiging gradwado, ang kagyat na espasyo matapos ang tuldok. Seremonyas lang ang pagtatapos pero may backing ng kapangyarihan ng edukasyonal na

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Basic problems as root causes of armed conflict

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Thirty-three years ago the late Jose W. Diokno, eminent senator, human rights defender and quintessential nationalist, identified four “basic problems” of Philippine society, thus: 1. Widespread...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Upending economic sovereignty thru Cha-cha

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld In the run-up to the Manila visit of US President Barack Obama, mass media attention has been riveted towards the cat-and-mouse game of Philippine and Chinese naval forces near the Ayungin...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Lawmakers, lawbreakers

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The conventional wisdom is that the Philippines has good, even great laws, but that the problem is in the implementation, which is done either badly or not at all....

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Who is afraid of the Reds?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Look beyond the name-calling and the labels – communist-terrorists, extortionists, ideological orphans, Stalinists, followers of a lost cause – what do you see? Do you see people who have suspiciously amassed wealth...

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Grado

GUNITA NG SALITA Ni ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat.com Ang grado ay pag-uuri, kung ang isang bagay o nilalang ay mataas o mababang uri’t kalidad, kung ito ay angat o lagapak sa pamantayang sinasambit. Grinagrado ang isang artifact (papel,...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Who will rejoice if the NPA is defeated?

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Is the military already acceding that the communist New People’s Army is the modern-day Katipunan? Because why would an army general tag Benito Tiamzon as NPA supremo when the government is adamantly...

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Dealing with China

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld When we criticize and oppose a new de facto basing agreement dubbed the “Framework Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation” between the Philippines and the United States of America, we are often...

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Just another imperialist bully

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The death of Mao Zedong in 1976 led to the dominance of Deng Xiaoping and his like-minded colleagues in the Chinese leadership. To Mao’s insistence that China should hew...

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

My ‘love affair’ with the justice system

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star On April 7 I’ll turn 75 years old. I had thought that my life – 50 years of which I have dedicated to activism for social...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Where is the promise of good governance?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat Perspective The Aquino administration is about to finish its fourth year and yet, the country is nowhere near the nirvana of corruption-free government acting on the best interests of the Filipino people, which...

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