Category: Commentary

Old habits die hard, with a vengeance

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Finally, somebody stood up to our (dis)honorable congressmen who refuse to give up their perks, specifically their beloved pork barrel fund. And it took a non-politician, a progressive educator, unionist, and women’s rights advocate to do it. Social Welfare Sec. Judy Taguiwalo is being grilled by (dis)honorable congressmen, during the…

Some new, some old

Rodrigo Duterte the candidate promised change across a wide spectrum of Philippine life and governance during the 2016 campaign for the presidency of the Republic. He vowed an end to the drug problem and to crime within three to six months once he assumes the presidency. Together with the elimination of red tape in government…

The matrix

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective After weeks of word war between President Duterte and Sen. Leila de Lima, which has been turning personal and ugly, the President has finally released the matrix of operations of the illegal drug trade emanating from the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP). What the matrix shows is the interconnection of personalities…