October 07, 2015     Philippines
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Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Eerily evoking martial law

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Will President Aquino issue a statement on Monday, Sept. 21, which marks the 43rd year after Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law and began a 14-year fascist dictatorship whose pernicious imprints remain to this day? What will he say? Two weeks ago I wrote

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Aquino’s feet of clay

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld No matter what his apologists and he himself believes, like every other Philippine President Benigno S. C. Aquino III will be leaving Malacañang in 2016 with a trail of...

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

In search of a hero

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective After months of speculation, Sen. Grace Poe finally announced her intention to run for president in the 2016 elections. Even before Senator Poe announced her candidacy, she has been topping the polls...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

AFP Berdugo?

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Berdugo is derived from the Spanish verdugo, which means 1. executioner or a person who carries out the death penalty; 2. hangman in the gallows; 3. tormentor or a cruel person. “There...

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Huwag Maniwala sa Aldub: Ang Paglaban at Pag-ibig ay Laging Nasa Tamang Panahon

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino (Talumpating binigkas sa rehiyunal na kongreso ng College Editors Guild Cagayan Valley sa Isabela State University Cauayan noong Setyembre 10, 2015) Una sa lahat, salamat at andito kayo kahit may Aldub ngayon. Huwag...

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

No one should be forced to go to college just as no one should be forced not to

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Only a few individuals and groups, among the latter the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), took issue with a statement by Commission on Higher Education (CHEd)...

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Armed conflicts displace 60 million worldwide

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Yes, that’s how many citizens of various countries, enmeshed in varying degrees and types of armed conflicts, have been displaced thus far – either internally (within...

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Trying to kill a dream

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective One of the multi-awarded reporters of a major media conglomerate interviewed on national television the head of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Leonor T. Oralde-Quintayo regarding the spate of killings of...

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

The President Lies

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO “There is no campaign to kill anybody.” – Noynoy Aquino It has been the conduct of governments under the rule of Imperialist US to launch dirty wars against its citizens using para-military...

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Emerito Samarca

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Sometimes he thought of the world as soil and rain. At times, the scorching sun meant everything for the roots and one’s roots, even skin. He did not go so far away...

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Lumad in Mindanao under attack

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld James Cameron’s 2009 box-office hit film Avatar, about an alien world where primitive but highly evolved inhabitants defend their habitat, moved audiences across the globe, including the Filipino urbanite audience. We...

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