April 19, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, March 29th, 2014

The 118-year war

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld They were “insurrectos” during the late Spanish period, “insurgents” during formal US occupation, and “insurgents” still today. Echoing the country’s former and current colonizers, the Philippine government calls what the guerillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) are waging an “insurgency.” But more accurately can it be

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Positive turns for Pryce, Phl Prudential planholders

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star After having written six pieces in this space, detailing the complaints of unfair and unjust treatment of policy/plan holders by two big insurance and two pre-need...

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Didn’t we tell you that it is not a Sison revolution?

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com For the longest time the military has bombarded the public with the propaganda that it is Joma Sison who is leading and controlling the Philippine revolution from his base in Western Europe....

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Growth figures: Reasons for optimism and pessimism

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat Perspective There seems to be a lot of reasons for optimism on the part of the Aquino government about the Philippine economic outlook for 2014. 1. The Philippine economy grew by 7.2 percent...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Of captured communists and communist capture

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Bulatlat.com Communist leaders, “certified high-ranking,” were captured last Saturday in Cebu City. Something for your banner story, no? A quick look at the top dailies on Sunday confirms that the news is...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The people’s decade

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com If the future generation will ask us about Philippine politics during the early years of the 21st century, what should we tell them? Perhaps some historians will name it as Erap’s decade....

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Hell week

GUNITA NG SALITA Ni ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat.com Ito ang nangyayari sa estudyante kapag midterms at finals na period: sabaysabay ang exams, at deadlines sa term paper, thesis, at iba pang requirements sa semester. Aligaga at balisa ang...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

US bases: Aquino’s gift to Obama

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld This April, during the much-awaited visit of US President Barack Obama, Philippine President BS Aquino will be serving nothing less than our national sovereignty and dignity on a silver platter via...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Contradictions

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld If only a few Filipinos seem surprised over claims that two people in media — calling them journalists doesn’t quite seem right — received payoffs from the diversion of...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Revisiting Pryce Plans’ unjust, unfair ‘settlement’

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Six years ago (March 17, 2008) my modest pension-plan contract with Pryce Plans, Inc. matured, after I had diligently paid P256,800 in premiums over 10 years....

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Challenges of the post-Chavez era| Venezuela in crisis?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Part 2 of 2 Part 1: The US trains its guns on Latin America once more| Venezuela in crisis? The Western press has been full of stories regarding the “crisis” in Venezuela:...

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