July 05, 2015     Philippines
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Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Marcos Junior has outsmarted himself

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld By declaring that Benigno Aquino III should stop persecuting his political enemies while coddling his allies, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. has invited comparisons with his own father’s record — to his own detriment and contrary to what he had apparently hoped to gain, which was to pander

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Elitism in Phl banks; PWDs’ plight in BPOs

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star This week the P14.12-trillion Philippine banking system was the subject of news reports in two contrasting lights. On the one hand, Philippine banks — particularly the...

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Ruffling the feathers of conservatives

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Two issues are ruffling the feathers of conservatives recently: divorce and same-sex marriage. Late last week, Pope Francis was quoted admitting that there are instances when it is “morally necessary” to end...

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

‘Tatay Parago’ and the defiance of Paquibato

KALIBUTAN By LEON DULCE With the death of the New People’s Army’s Commander Leoncio Pitao alias Parago Sandoval, a stalwart figure in the Philippine Revolution has fallen. Perhaps unexpectedly, at least for the State, warm tributes to...

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

K to minus 12

K to negative 12

Monday, June 29th, 2015

The Laudato Si encyclical: Praise be to Pope Francis

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The much awaited papal encyclical on climate change and the environment that was finally released by the Vatican last week was also much dreaded in conservative circles within the...

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Mindanao IPs cry: ‘Let us keep our schools!’

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “Mindanao is no longer home for the Higaonons, for the B’laans, Ata Manobos and other indigenous people. Their leaders are either killed by the military and...

Friday, June 26th, 2015

High on wi-fi

Come into my parlor, said the wi-fi

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

It’s all a matter of self-interest

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Vice President Jejomar Binay was right when he called the Aquino administration as callous and incompetent. How would one call an administration that refuses to raise the salaries and wages of rank...

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Cultured

Cultured

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Martin’s impressions 1

Martin's impressions 1

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