Category: Commentary

What opposition?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The resignation of Vice President Leni Robredo, the recognized head of the Liberal Party, would galvanize the Liberal Party, signal its break from the ruling coalition and strengthen the opposition, right? Think again. Robredo’s resignation from her Cabinet position under the Duterte administration hardly created a ripple. And far from…

Ramos in the time of Duterte

Former President Fidel V. Ramos has been credited with — or blamed for — convincing Rodrigo Duterte to run for the presidency and supporting his candidacy. Duterte has so acknowledged Ramos’s role in making the former city mayor president — the first politician in history to hold that post without any previous experience in a…

Mr. President, you could not totally disregard human rights

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective As December 10 International Human Rights day draws near, let us remind the Duterte administration that human rights is not something which could be upheld or disregarded at the whims or caprices of the government, the war no drugs notwithstanding. There are fundamental rights that could not be totally disregarded…

Let’s bury the Marcoses into political oblivion

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Much has already been said about the historical revisionism, callousness and political implications of the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The accountability of President Duterte for allowing the burial, as well as that of all post-martial law presidents for their…