October 06, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Deconstructing the phenomenal AlDub fever

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective On September 26, the episode that featured the first date of Alden Richards and Yaya Dub in the All for Juan and Juan for All segment of popular noontime show Eat Bulaga, the hashtag #AlDubEBforLOVE reportedly drew in a record-breaking 25,652,800 tweets. AlDub has garnered a broad segment of followers

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Remembering Martial Law: Blame it on the system, and the person

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective It has been more than four decades, 43 years to be exact, since the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos declared Martial Law, and it has been 29 years since the Filipino people...

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

In search of a hero

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective After months of speculation, Sen. Grace Poe finally announced her intention to run for president in the 2016 elections. Even before Senator Poe announced her candidacy, she has been topping the polls...

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Trying to kill a dream

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective One of the multi-awarded reporters of a major media conglomerate interviewed on national television the head of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Leonor T. Oralde-Quintayo regarding the spate of killings of...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The principle of separation of church and state

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The principle of separation of church and state has been much abused and misinterpreted (or rather interpreted for political ends) in the country, especially after the Sin of Edsa I. Of course,...

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Eh buhay ka pa di ba? and other inane, contemptuous statements, acts

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective After President Aquino was pressured to put a stop to the random opening of balikbayan boxes by the Bureau of Customs to look for something to tax, Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina did...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Democracy in the 21st century

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The phone calls of citizens are recorded and turned over to intelligence agencies. Emails and Internet searches are likewise monitored. If one makes the mistake of mentioning Allah or Islam in his...

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Sorry for us consumers, it’s always a Lose-Lose situation during corporate-government disputes

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Under the regime of privatization and deregulation, corporate-government disputes are occurring with increasing frequency, especially when consumers are able to force the hand of government to fight for its interests. For sure,...

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Preying on Greece’s woes

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Greece is in a precarious situation. It had to accept a new round of hard austerity measures being pushed by the European Union in exchange for the release of $96 billion in...

Friday, July 31st, 2015

So much of economic growth hype

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Called by Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao as a potential “rising star of Asia,” is the country really headed toward being an economically developed country as President Aquino boasted in his...

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Is the media campaigning for candidates in 2016?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective There has been so much preoccupation among the media about the candidates for the presidency and President Aquino’s endorsement. In fact, the people are being bombarded by inordinate amounts of news or...

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