September 02, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, August 7th, 2015

Preying on Greece’s woes

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Greece is in a precarious situation. It had to accept a new round of hard austerity measures being pushed by the European Union in exchange for the release of $96 billion in bailout funds that would pay its maturing debt, save it from bankruptcy, and stave off its ouster from

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Foreign mining companies vs global social movements

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld In the last two decades, the global mining industry has tried to repair its image and whitewash its blackened record in the wake of public furor over mine “accidents” and stiff...

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Filipino media: Out of context — and loving it

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The absence of context in news reports and even commentaries is a common failing of most of the major news media, in contrast to its frequent and common emphasis...

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

‘Close US military bases and save money, lives’

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Now comes a new — and quite reasonable — proposal on what to do with the 700 US military bases overstaying in various countries across the...

Friday, July 31st, 2015

So much of economic growth hype

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Called by Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao as a potential “rising star of Asia,” is the country really headed toward being an economically developed country as President Aquino boasted in his...

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Twilight SONA

Twilight SONA

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Aquino seeks to define his administration’s legacy. But what legacy?

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) is President B. S. Aquino III’s last. He is expected to deliver a powerful speech replete with his regime’s achievements for the last...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Int’l People’s Conference on Mining 2015: A call for global solidarity vs destructive mining

KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA Unified in addressing various people’s concerns on destructive mining across the globe, various environmental advocates, campaigners, and grassroots leaders worldwide will be launching the International People’s Conference on Mining 2015 (IPCM) in Quezon...

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Desperate times, desperate measures

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Something positive could yet result from the Liberal Party’s (LP) failure to find a popular candidate: the possibility that rather than just another popularity contest, the 2016 presidential elections...

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Agriculture lag, other issues in final SONA

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star A month ago I wrote in this space that at least two unresolved issues – his “dismal record” on human rights and impunity and the Mamasapano...

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Pabebe’s resistance, Empire’s strategy

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO What might the pabebe phenomenon tell us about the constructs of resistance, containment in our age? How does it paint the relationship between self, freedom, and technology? What does it allow us...

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