September 03, 2014     Philippines
Support alternative journalism. Donate to Bulatlat.com.

Vantage Point

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Critics being negative about negativity is a positive thing

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Benigno Aquino III has done it before: lamented the “negativity” of his critics as well as that of the Philippine press and media. “Negativity” and “negativism” have been an even more noticeable part of his public vocabulary in recent times, together with their supposed opposites, “optimism” and

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Seduced by a dangerous dance of Cha-cha

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld About Benigno Aquino III’s declaration in a TV5 interview that he would “listen to his bosses,” we can either (1) assume that it was his demure way of saying...

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...

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...

Monday, August 4th, 2014

What Aquino didn’t say …said it all

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Among the supposed accomplishments he crowed about were the decline in the crime rate and the improved peace and order situation — claims that are at least as outlandish...

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Bad leadership leads to ruin, take it from Mabini

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The peasant-born Apolinario Mabini, whose 150th birth anniversary passed last Wednesday with few being even aware of it, was one of the two greatest intellectuals produced by the reform...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Not exactly evil, not exactly genius

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Former Senator Joker Arroyo, who was his mother’s executive secretary, called him an “evil genius” for his supposedly creative use of Article 39 of the 1987 Administrative Code of...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Fraternities will thrive in feudal Philippines

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Philippine fraternities or Greek letter societies are the local versions of similar organizations in the United States, in the universities and colleges of which fraternities (men-only organizations), sororities (societies...

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Forget Nobel, and the Mendicancy Prize goes to….

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Malacanang sources say the administration isn’t lobbying for the Nobel Peace Prize for Benigno Aquino III, and we should take them at their word. But if they are indeed...

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Lords of destruction

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Then US President George W. Bush. His defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld. His vice-president, Richard Cheney. His chief political adviser, Karl Rove. These were some of the lords of destruction...

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Independence: ‘Unfinished’ and elusive

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld In 1962, then President Diosdado Macapagal declared June 12 Philippine Independence Day — 16 years after it had been celebrated every July 4 when, in 1946, the United States...

Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4 5 6 14

BROWSE BY SECTION OR SUBJECT ››

Politics
Economy
Human Rights
OFWs & Migration
Agrarian Reform
Labor & Employment
Urban Poor
Environment
Education
Youth
Indigenous Peoples

Women & Children
Health
Media
Culture
Poetry
Analysis & Opinion
Regions
International
Democratic Space
Press Releases
Downloads

ON THE FRINGES (BULATLAT STAFF BLOG) ››