October 21, 2014     Philippines
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Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Student activism…

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The brouhaha over the alleged “violent” protest on campus by University of the Philippines (UP) student activists against the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and its principal architect and implementer, Budget Secretary Butch Abad, comes in the wake of the nation’s recollection of the martial law period. Invariably the role

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Why the PNP chief must go

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Reacting to demands that he fire Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima for, among other reasons, the involvement of policemen in robberies, extortion, kidnapping, even murder and other...

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

The failed promises of privatization

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Privatization, by whatever name – Build-Operate-Transfer or Public-Private Partnerships – was touted to be the solution to the inefficient, monopolistic management by government of public utilities and services. It was supposed to...

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

US policy veers toward war, nuclear arms upgrade

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Just as the “daang matuwid” promised to us has been turning out to be a potholed, crooked one, it seems that Americans are finding out how...

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Why this police lineup never happened

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld This Sept. 21 marks the 42nd anniversary of the imposition of martial law by President Ferdinand E. Marcos. It meant the beginning of mailed-fist dictatorial rule that brought ruin to the...

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

How the media can help end the debate over martial law

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Forty- two years have passed since Ferdinand Marcos placed the entire country under martial law on Sept. 23, 1972 (he signed Presidential Proclamation 1081 on Sept. 21, implementing it...

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

It’s the 21st century and you are still afraid of the Left?

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com According to some intellectuals and their disciples, it is foolish to join the Left or become a Leftist in the 21st century. They sarcastically remind activists that the Berlin Wall already fell...

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Martin’s history lessons

martin says never again to martial law

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Crass, disgusting commodification

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective There is a saying that lightning does not strike twice in the same place. But in this case, it did. On September 20 Saturday, during the Naked Truth and Denim and Underwear...

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Why emergency powers is bad for us

KALIBUTAN Ni Clemente Bautista Bulatlat.com “Emergency power is the solution to the looming power crisis.” This is the line being pushed by President Benigno Simeon Aquino and his ilk in Malacañang. In times of crisis, granting emergency...

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Looking back 30 years ago

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Tomorrow it will have been 42 years since Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law and began a 14-year fascist dictatorship. Once again, personal experiences will be...

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