July 25, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Jalaur Mega Dam – Aquino’s DAP in bad faith exemplified

KALIBUTAN By LEON DULCE Bulatlat.com We find it difficult to understand why President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, in his latest national address on primetime mass media, continues to rabidly defend the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). The controversial presidential pork barrel fund, masterminded by Budget Sec. Butch Abad and BS Aquino himself, was declared unconstitutional by

Monday, July 21st, 2014

What activists want: A world without rallies

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Have you ever wondered why there are rallies calling for land reform but none that advocate for women’s right to suffrage? The answer is obvious: The first is a demand by landless...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Hubris in the Palace

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Ergo, there will be no sacrificial lambs even if one of the most likely candidates, Budget Secretary Butch Abad, is actually the intellectual author and chief implementor of the DAP. Of...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Not exactly evil, not exactly genius

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Former Senator Joker Arroyo, who was his mother’s executive secretary, called him an “evil genius” for his supposedly creative use of Article 39 of the 1987 Administrative Code of...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Hasty, tactless move to dispute DAP ruling

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star It appears that President Aquino acted hastily and tactlessly when he decided to publicly defend the DAP (Disbursement Acceleration Program) and dispute the Supreme Court’s unanimous...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Pagbangon pagkatapos ng kalamidad, pagpapabaya ng gobyernong Aquino

Malalaman mo na ang kapasidad na ‘bumangon’ pagkatapos ng isang kalamidad ay nakabatay, una sa lahat, sa pang ekonomiyang kakakayahan ng mga biktima.

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Why the campaign for a just and lasting peace is important

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com Squeezed between President Aquino’s belligerent speech against the Supreme Court’s decision declaring his and Budget Sec. Florencio “Butch” Abad’s pet program the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the equally destructive Typhoon...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Fraternities will thrive in feudal Philippines

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Philippine fraternities or Greek letter societies are the local versions of similar organizations in the United States, in the universities and colleges of which fraternities (men-only organizations), sororities (societies...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Good faith? Good grief!

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The Supreme Court declaration of the unconstitutionality of “acts and practices under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP),” coming on the heels of the detention of senators charged with plunder for amassing...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Honoring agreements in peace negotiations

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Last week’s column dwelt on the serious conflict between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front arising from Malacanang’s “heavy dilution” of the draft Bangsamoro...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Dire implications of the DAP ruling on the Aquino government

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com The upcoming fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address of Pres. Benigno Aquino III is shaping up to be the most turbulent in his administration. Just recently, the Supreme Court...

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