Category: Commentary

Mutually using Mamasapano

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Partisan politics was all over the Senate “reinvestigation” of the Jan. 25, 2015 Mamasapano incident in which 67 people — 44 men of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF), at least 17 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters, and six non-combatants — were killed. The…

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Ask a Filipino nowadays what he or she knows about Colombia and chances are the reply will be about how the reigning Miss Universe, the Philippines’ Pia Alonzo Wurztbach, almost lost her crown to Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutiérrez, after the emcee mistakenly announced the Colombian beauty to be the…

Rebiswalisasyon ng Petroglyph

Bawat imahen ay nakaugnay sa kabuuan, ang individual ay nakaugnay sa kolektibo. Hypertext kumbaga na sa sariling pag-unawa ng biswal na nakikinig (ang tumutunghay) nagkakaroon ng halaga at kabuluhan ang pagdanas. Pero hindi tulad ng mga petroglyph, ang pag-aakda ni Malto ay nagsasaad ng mas halatang ugnayan ng lokal at global, ng nasyonal at transnasyonal, ng natural at teknolohikal. Dahil na rin ito, mas mahaba ang karanasan ng kasalukuyan sa mga pagdanas ng nauna sa kanya.

How to deal with a millennial moderate Leftist

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com There is a regular gathering of anti-Marcos activists which briefly unites various shades of the Left. This was impossible to organize in the mid-1990s during the ‘great split’ within the Philippine Left, but today it happens several times a year. Perhaps the passing of time inspired these fierce ideological rivals…

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Two months ago, as the Supreme Court deliberated on the two petitions urging it to declare the Phl-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement unconstitutional, I wrote about former US Senator Mike Gravel’s warning, via his petition-in-intervention filed through Filipino lawyers, that the EDCA could lead…