July 24, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Why college is better than congress

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com I was a congressman for four years (2009-2013) which equaled the number of my undergraduate years at UP Diliman (1996-2000). When asked about my two-term stint in Congress, I often claim that it’s like college but not quite like college. Of course it’s a joke since my college life was

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Status update: Social Media at mapanghimasok na eksperimento ng Facebook sa ating News Feeds

ROOT ACCESS Rick Bahague Bulatlat.com Mahigit 37M na ang mamamayan na gumagamit ng internet sa bansa. Sa kabila ng pupugak-pugak na mobile internet 63% sa kanila ang subscribers nito at gumugugol ng apat na oras sa social...

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...

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Is the government ‘spoiling’ its accord with the MILF?

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Besieged by the threat of an impeachment complaint to be filed against him before he delivers his fifth state-of-the-nation address on July 28 — stemming from...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

To impeach or not to impeach?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com The Supreme Court decision regarding the unconstitutionality of “specific acts” in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is a big blow to the Aquino administration. While the 92-page Supreme Court decision appears...

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

9 common misconceptions about activists and rallies. Number 9 will surprise you

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com 1. Rallies are violent, street rallies are illegal, and they cause destabilization. A rally is neither a picnic nor a carnival but it is also not a riot and a mortal combat...

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Foreign investments: Why change the Charter?

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star In terms of growth in foreign direct investment inflows among the six “major” economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Philippines was on top...

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Politicians and other vermin

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Some Filipinos probably thought that the family members of Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. were speaking metaphorically when they complained about the infestation of “rats and roaches” in Revilla’s...

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Still no dent in addressing corruption and poverty

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The results of April 24-30 survey by Ibon Foundation confirms what most people are feeling during these times. This is a relief from other surveys where one’s immediate reaction after reading its...

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Kuya Kim, kumusta ka na?

KALIBUTAN Ni JOANNA ALMODAL Bulatlat.com Dalawang daan at animpu’t limang (265) araw na mula nang ilegal kang dakipin ng mga elemento ng 67th Infantry Battalion sa Sitio Spur Dos, Barangay Aliwagwag, Cateel, Davao Oriental dahil isa ka...

Friday, June 27th, 2014

So they won’t disappear

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Bulatlat.com So They Won’t Disappear for Concepcion Empeño* The work of death in an island of cheap matters, like raw resources and warm wageless bodies, does not require gas chambers and crematory...

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