August 01, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, July 18th, 2014

Pagbangon pagkatapos ng kalamidad, pagpapabaya ng gobyernong Aquino

Malalaman mo na ang kapasidad na ‘bumangon’ pagkatapos ng isang kalamidad ay nakabatay, una sa lahat, sa pang ekonomiyang kakakayahan ng mga biktima.

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Why the campaign for a just and lasting peace is important

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Squeezed between President Aquino’s belligerent speech against the Supreme Court’s decision declaring his and Budget Sec. Florencio “Butch” Abad’s pet program the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the equally destructive Typhoon...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Fraternities will thrive in feudal Philippines

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Philippine fraternities or Greek letter societies are the local versions of similar organizations in the United States, in the universities and colleges of which fraternities (men-only organizations), sororities (societies...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Good faith? Good grief!

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The Supreme Court declaration of the unconstitutionality of “acts and practices under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP),” coming on the heels of the detention of senators charged with plunder for amassing...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Honoring agreements in peace negotiations

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Last week’s column dwelt on the serious conflict between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front arising from Malacanang’s “heavy dilution” of the draft Bangsamoro...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Dire implications of the DAP ruling on the Aquino government

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The upcoming fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address of Pres. Benigno Aquino III is shaping up to be the most turbulent in his administration. Just recently, the Supreme Court...

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Why college is better than congress

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino I was a congressman for four years (2009-2013) which equaled the number of my undergraduate years at UP Diliman (1996-2000). When asked about my two-term stint in Congress, I often claim that...

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Status update: Social Media at mapanghimasok na eksperimento ng Facebook sa ating News Feeds

ROOT ACCESS Rick Bahague Mahigit 37M na ang mamamayan na gumagamit ng internet sa bansa. Sa kabila ng pupugak-pugak na mobile internet 63% sa kanila ang subscribers nito at gumugugol ng apat na oras sa social...

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Forget Nobel, and the Mendicancy Prize goes to….

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Malacanang sources say the administration isn’t lobbying for the Nobel Peace Prize for Benigno Aquino III, and we should take them at their word. But if they are indeed...

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Is the government ‘spoiling’ its accord with the MILF?

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Besieged by the threat of an impeachment complaint to be filed against him before he delivers his fifth state-of-the-nation address on July 28 — stemming from...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

To impeach or not to impeach?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Supreme Court decision regarding the unconstitutionality of “specific acts” in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is a big blow to the Aquino administration. While the 92-page Supreme Court decision appears...

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