May 23, 2015     Philippines
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Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Capital punishment as spectacle

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Thanks to her lawyers from the National Union of People’s Lawyers — and no thanks to the government — the execution of Mary Jane Veloso has been deferred, hopefully toward its eventually being commuted, or her being released. Only in the very last days prior to her

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Not all cases of OFWs on death row are equal

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld As predictable as rain, and as tedious, is the usual response of Philippine newspaper columnists and editorial writers whenever Filipinos end up on death row in foreign prisons for...

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

What’s in a race… or a gender?

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The election of Barack Obama to the US Presidency in 2008 did not mean that racism had ended in the United States. And neither will the election of former...

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The Singapore proposition

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Contrary to what Shakespeare said about the good that men do being interred with their bones once they’re dead while the evil that they do lives after them, the...

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Right and wrong

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld As a leading member of the Cabinet, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima can rightly be accused of involvement in a Malacañang-orchestrated effort to shield President Benigno S. C. Aquino...

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Mythologizing the Police

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld In arguing that President Benigno S. C. Aquino III could not have broken the “chain of command” because the Philippine National Police (PNP) is a civilian agency, Justice Secretary...

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Mistaking power for virtue

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Judging from both his cocksure, in-your-face manner and the content of his public utterances over the last five years, Benigno S. C. Aquino III not only fancies himself a...

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

EDSA in context: An uprising 14 years in the making

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Criticizing those in government — and he might as well have been referring to certain sectors of the media too — who have been campaigning against the passage of...

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...

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...

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