December 22, 2014     Philippines
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Everything you wanted to know about Philippine politics but were afraid to ask the Left

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino What did the Philippines, South Korea, and Japan had in common in the 1950s? They all allowed the United States to build military bases in their territories. But in 1991, the Philippines kicked out the bases even if it remained an unabashed admirer of American culture. The expulsion of American troops

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Torture by any other name

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld A day before International Human Rights Day, a long-delayed US Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) — or simply put, torture...

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Marketing Mr. Palengke

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Wealth and the lack of it have always been and will continue to be issues in Philippine politics, for as long as too many people are poor and have...

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Impunity will persist on CIA torture, killings

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Somehow it comes as a surprise, if not a let-down. Reacting to the US Senate intelligence committee report which condemns the CIA’s extensive use of torture...

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Blue Ribbon or Torture Committee?

Blue Ribbon or Torture Committee

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Torture in US, Philippines: We need to be outraged

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Torture — including the most brutal type used by state security forces on suspected “enemies of the state” — is back in media focus both in...

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

More ‘super’ typhoons mean more media responsibility

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld No one can blame practically all Filipinos, not only the residents of Tacloban City and other areas in the Visayas, for being so traumatized by the devastation caused by...

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Torture as official policy

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Reading through the 500-page Executive Summary of the report of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, one could not help but feel revulsion and...

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Better for the US to stop costly wars, nuke upgrade

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star The American people ought to realize — and critically respond to — the dangers involved in two directions of national-security policy that their government is pursuing:...

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Human rights is not just about numbers

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective It’s human rights week once again and it is the time when different groups would come out with their analysis of the human rights situation prevailing in the country. At the same...

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The State’s responsibility in ending the killing of journalists

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld As if to mock the memory of the 32 journalists and media workers who were among the 58 men and women killed on Nov. 23, 2009, during the Ampatuan...

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