March 02, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Anti-Edsa call for war

VANTAGE POINT By Luis V. Teodoro Businessworld Exactly a month after the January 25 Mamasapano clash in Maguindanao, the usual rites marked the 29th anniversary of EDSA 1, the civilian-military mutiny that overthrew the Marcos dictatorship in 1986 fourteen years after that despot seized power by placing the entire country under martial law. During this

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

The coup against EDSA

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Only by coincidence are reports of a brewing coup plot circulating on the eve of the 29th anniversary of the EDSA 1 People Power uprising. The usual suspects behind...

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Mamasapano’s other casualties

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld If truth is the first casualty of the Mamasapano incident, the peace agreement between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Philippine government is fast emerging as the...

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Bangsamoro after Mamasapano: Don’t muddy the issues of war and peace

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Some broadcast news reports were calling it “a massacre” hardly after the last shots had been fired. Not to be outdone, their colleagues in print said it was “a...

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Government can’t hide poverty, but not for lack of trying

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld If, as Jordan Belfort (the real life anti-hero of the Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street) declares, there is no nobility in poverty, neither is there any...

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

The Pope and climate change

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Most observers are likely to agree that the visit of Pope Francis has reinvigorated the faith of the millions of Catholics in the only predominantly Christian country in Asia....

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Why some are not Charlie Hebdo

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Many Filipinos heard it from clerics bristling over tour guide Carlos Celdran’s holding aloft a streamer with the word “Damaso” on it during a mass at the Manila Cathedral....

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

The Pope from the Third World

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Let’s get the usual “separation-of-church-and-state” argument out of the way first. Securing the Pope, whoever he may be, is a State responsibility and no one in his right mind...

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 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...

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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