April 24, 2014     Philippines
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Monday, March 31st, 2014

Interegnum

GUNITA NG SALITA Ni ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat.com Ito ang paghihintay ng moment of truth. Parang end-of-sem, tapos na ang requirements, at nag-aantay ng resulta. O sa collective bargaining at negotiationg agreements, nag-aantay kung ano ang magiging katanggaptanggap sa panig ng management at labor. Sa eleksyon, nag-aantay kung sino ang aalagwa’t mananalo. Wala tayong ginagawa sa

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Honoring agreements, a prerequisite to peace

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld THE SIGNING of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) by the Philippine Government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) yesterday, is being hailed as “historic” and ushering in...

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

The 118-year war

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld They were “insurrectos” during the late Spanish period, “insurgents” during formal US occupation, and “insurgents” still today. Echoing the country’s former and current colonizers, the Philippine government calls what...

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Positive turns for Pryce, Phl Prudential planholders

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star After having written six pieces in this space, detailing the complaints of unfair and unjust treatment of policy/plan holders by two big insurance and two pre-need...

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Didn’t we tell you that it is not a Sison revolution?

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com For the longest time the military has bombarded the public with the propaganda that it is Joma Sison who is leading and controlling the Philippine revolution from his base in Western Europe....

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Growth figures: Reasons for optimism and pessimism

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat Perspective There seems to be a lot of reasons for optimism on the part of the Aquino government about the Philippine economic outlook for 2014. 1. The Philippine economy grew by 7.2 percent...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Of captured communists and communist capture

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Bulatlat.com Communist leaders, “certified high-ranking,” were captured last Saturday in Cebu City. Something for your banner story, no? A quick look at the top dailies on Sunday confirms that the news is...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The people’s decade

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com If the future generation will ask us about Philippine politics during the early years of the 21st century, what should we tell them? Perhaps some historians will name it as Erap’s decade....

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Hell week

GUNITA NG SALITA Ni ROLAND TOLENTINO Bulatlat.com Ito ang nangyayari sa estudyante kapag midterms at finals na period: sabaysabay ang exams, at deadlines sa term paper, thesis, at iba pang requirements sa semester. Aligaga at balisa ang...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

US bases: Aquino’s gift to Obama

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld This April, during the much-awaited visit of US President Barack Obama, Philippine President BS Aquino will be serving nothing less than our national sovereignty and dignity on a silver platter via...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Contradictions

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld If only a few Filipinos seem surprised over claims that two people in media — calling them journalists doesn’t quite seem right — received payoffs from the diversion of...

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