August 21, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Impending showdown

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Two major events would be happening next week. On August 25 in the morning there would be a mass petition signing for the People’s Initiative against the pork barrel. This is a noble and bold effort to put a stop to the practice of the government of creating pork barrel

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Top 5 quotes from Palparan’s arraignment

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO At around 9:30 a.m., silence swept over the court room. A group of men, most of them burly, came in. Behind them was a seemingly frail-looking man, a shadow of the...

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Palparan prosecution: A step to check impunity

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Finally retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. — tagged as “the Butcher” for his long record of human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings and enforced...

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Gaza on my mind

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Apocalyptic. That is the word used by those who saw Tacloban in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) to describe the devastation wrought on the city and...

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

The Palparan fallacy

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Promoted to major general by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Jovito Palparan echoed in 2009 her declaration that she wanted Republic Act 1700, the Anti-Subversion Act, “revived,” although the...

Friday, August 15th, 2014

10 Things to Know About the World’s Longest Communist Revolution

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino 1. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was reestablished on December 26, 1968 in Alaminos, Pangasinan. Its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), was formed on March 29, 1969 in...

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Impunity or justice?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective It is ironic that retired Army Gen. Jovito Palparan, who is called “The Butcher” by human rights groups for the trail of blood he left wherever he was assigned, is now saying...

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

A sleight-of-hand budget

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The State of the Nation speech of President Benigno S. Aquino III (BSA) has been lauded as “statesmanlike” in that he did not continue his broadside against the Supreme Court over...

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

The National Police’s grammar of deception

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld If eight out of 145 crimes have been solved, and in most cases no thanks to you, should you be crowing about it? Eight out of 145 is about...

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

State workers protest against DAP, new taxes

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star They’re vexed, and justly they protest. After President Aquino warned of a clash between the executive and the judiciary— vehemently defending his Disbursement Acceleration Program and...

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: no more!

KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA It was the 69th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings last August 6 and 9, respectively. Decades hence, the world continues to be a dangerous place to live in amidst...

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