March 30, 2015     Philippines
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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Aquino’s ‘last word’ on Mamasapano, the writing on the wall?

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld President Benigno S. C. Aquino III’s speech at the PNPA graduation was meant to write finis to the public uproar over the bloody, botched counterterrorist operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Instead it only managed to further rile a people sick and tired of the finger-pointing, the obfuscation and lies about

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Right and wrong

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld As a leading member of the Cabinet, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima can rightly be accused of involvement in a Malacañang-orchestrated effort to shield President Benigno S. C. Aquino...

Monday, March 30th, 2015

P-Noy’s accountability on Mamasapano tragedy

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “What decisions did I make? My decisions were based on information available to me at the time, and that’s how I want to be judged.” That’s...

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Sing-along with the BS

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Friday, March 27th, 2015

Will these questions be ever answered?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective During his speech at the commencement ceremonies at the Philippine National Police Academy, Pres. Benigno Aquino III again refused to apologize for the bungled operations that left 44 SAF police officers, 18...

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Mining Act of 1995: Dalawang Dekada ng Karahasan

KALIBUTAN By LEON DULCE Kung nasaan ang minahan, nandun ang militar. Sa nakaraang mga taon, hindi kukulang sa 34 batalyon na ng Philippine Army (halos kalahati ito ng lahat ng infantry battalion sa sandatahan ng Pilipinas) ang...

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Venezuela stands up to US bullying

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The failed coup in Venezuela last February and US President Obama’s declaration this March that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a “national security threat” to the United States have escaped...

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Mythologizing the Police

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld In arguing that President Benigno S. C. Aquino III could not have broken the “chain of command” because the Philippine National Police (PNP) is a civilian agency, Justice Secretary...

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Confronting the ugly face of war in Maguindanao

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star For how long will the AFP pursue in Maguindanao its “all-out offensive” or the “war on terror” sequel to the tragic Oplan Exodus carried out in...

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The truth, the bad and the ugly

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective While the furor over the expose’ of the existence of the Aquino administration’s pork barrel creation the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s bellicose attitude in defending it, shattered...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

How to write against the Left

QUESTION EVERYTHING By Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Start by insinuating that it’s evil to be associated with the Left, for example ‘Beware of Left-leaning groups’. There’s no need to elaborate; simply insert the term ‘Left’ in a sentence...

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