December 01, 2015     Philippines
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Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Economic, not military, rivalry for US and China

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star No matter the military muscle-flexing both by China and the United States (along with Japan and other US regional allies) in relation to the ongoing maritime dispute in our part of the world, all parties concerned must emphasize the primacy of resolving the disagreement

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Tanim bala? Blame the media — again

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld He probably didn’t remember it — or if he did, and was asked about it, President Benigno S. C. Aquino III would very likely have dismissed the Nov. 23,...

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Elusive justice, political accommodation and economic power

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective “We are having difficulties fighting the moneyed Ampatuans.” This was a heart rending statement from Grace Morales – who lost her husband, Rossell, and her older sister, Marites Cablitas, in the Maguindanao...

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

A world to win: people’s actions on climate change

The flourishing of the different forms of national democratic struggle in the concrete realities of Philippine society proves that the program for system change is the most effective foundation of addressing the climate crisis and the rest...

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Privatization of LRT bleeding us dry

Unknown to many, Filipinos taxpayers and their families are made to carry the burden of paying for various deal sweeteners included in the LRT1 concession agreement. This includes a P5-billion project startup subsidy, P105 billion in tax...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Politics, tourism and the struggle for social transformation in the Philippines

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Our country is on fire yet we continue to rank our islands based on what tourists want. Should we rejoice when travel magazines list some of our islands as among the must-see places...

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Another century of war?

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld As of this writing, French police had arrested some 30 people suspected of involvement in the Nov. 13 terror attack on Paris which left at least 129 civilians dead...

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

APEC has contributed to global inequality

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star In the early 1990s, the mantra of neoliberal economic globalization was “prosperity to the people of all nations without exception.” The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum...

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

The Paris attacks, deplorable and yet not an aberration

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective As the world reels from the senselessness and brutality of the Paris attacks, not a few would call for more blood to spill to avenge the victims. The French government acted swiftly...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

APEC hotties and imperialism, a cynical mix

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO A good number of netizens are talking about #APEChottie and #APECbae, hashtags derived from the stir manufactured by media over Canada Prime Minister Justin Pierre James Trudeau and Mexico President Enrique Pena...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Sins of commission and omission: Aquino’s climate policies

KALIBUTAN By LEON DULCE Third of four parts First part: A deluge of crises: the roots of our climate vulnerability Second part: Polluters not paying: privatization as root of the energy crisis Fourth part: A world to...

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