July 31, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, July 17th, 2015

Collective project, radical vision: Ericson Acosta’s Mula Tarima Hanggang at Iba Pang Mga Awit*

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Ericson Acosta, author of Mula Tarima Hanggang at Iba Pang Mga Tula at Awit (The University of the Philippines Press, 2015) spent twenty three months in prison. That is a lifetime to a dog, a long time for most of us, and a time to live through the banality of

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Economic crisis still afflicting the world

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective It has been seven to eight years since the world was rocked by an economic cataclysm called the housing crisis. Banks and financial investment houses that were hitherto believed to be too...

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Colonialism’s racist legacy

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld If one were to believe a survey which asked people worldwide which “type of people” they would not want to be their neighbors, Filipinos — some 40% of whom...

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Austerity, eurozone policies need to change

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star The government’s economic managers have been repeatedly assuring us that whatever happens to debt-ridden Greece and its European Union membership will have little impact in the...

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Hope and nation

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO I wrote “The Rebel’s Child” on March 15, 2009 a few days after a fellow public school teacher, Rebelyn Pitao aged 21years, was kidnapped, raped, and brutally killed by military elements. And...

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Stop harassments, violations of due process, privacy

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Raquel and Mervin Toquero were having breakfast with their children at their home in Cavite last June 28, 2015, when two men who identified themselves as soldiers suddenly appeared at their kitchen...

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The conscience of a radical or how the Left can join parliament and reject opportunism at the same time

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Some academics lauded a partylist legislator who resigned from Congress because of the latter’s inability to faithfully represent and defend the majority position of his political party. In particular, the legislator said he...

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Marcos Junior has outsmarted himself

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld By declaring that Benigno Aquino III should stop persecuting his political enemies while coddling his allies, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. has invited comparisons with his own father’s record —...

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Elitism in Phl banks; PWDs’ plight in BPOs

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star This week the P14.12-trillion Philippine banking system was the subject of news reports in two contrasting lights. On the one hand, Philippine banks — particularly the...

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Ruffling the feathers of conservatives

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Two issues are ruffling the feathers of conservatives recently: divorce and same-sex marriage. Late last week, Pope Francis was quoted admitting that there are instances when it is “morally necessary” to end...

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

‘Tatay Parago’ and the defiance of Paquibato

KALIBUTAN By LEON DULCE With the death of the New People’s Army’s Commander Leoncio Pitao alias Parago Sandoval, a stalwart figure in the Philippine Revolution has fallen. Perhaps unexpectedly, at least for the State, warm tributes to...

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