April 16, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

My ‘love affair’ with the justice system

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star On April 7 I’ll turn 75 years old. I had thought that my life – 50 years of which I have dedicated to activism for social and political change — would now move on towards relative quietude. Until I got an unexpected birthday gift:

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...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Revisiting Pryce Plans’ unjust, unfair ‘settlement’

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Six years ago (March 17, 2008) my modest pension-plan contract with Pryce Plans, Inc. matured, after I had diligently paid P256,800 in premiums over 10 years....

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Killings of activists: 173 under P-Noy’s watch

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star It seems that we will not see the ending of extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations under this second Aquino administration. What we have seen...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Diplomacy, not saber-rattling

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “…Leadership and credibility in a crisis mean reacting coolly and rationally, not rattling sabers, or rushing into economic warfare that allies may or may not support,...

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Shrink’ US Army to pre-WW II level?

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Last Monday the Pentagon submitted its $496-billion budget for 2015 which, among others, would start to “shrink” the US Army from 570,000 to 450,000 troops by...

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Has gov’t come to terms with jobless growth, poverty?

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Last week, reacting to the result of a Social Weather Station survey showing that joblessness had risen to 27.5% in the last quarter of 2013, President...

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Obama’s ‘secret war’ and diplomacy game plan

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “So whenever you look at what we say publicly, it’s always about maintaining the peace, the stability that’s critical to prosperity in the region but also...

Monday, February 10th, 2014

CARP backers urge free land distribution

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Are we going to see, in the remaining two years of the P-Noy administration, the free distribution of land under an extended CARPer (Comprehensive Agrarian Reform...

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

AFP counterinsurgency drive inside public schools

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star In pursuing its counterinsurgency program, dubbed “Oplan Bayanihan,” the Armed Forces of the Philippines has used schools, hospitals, clinics, and religious places in blatant violation of...

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Workers’ plight sidelined in economic recovery drive

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “Improving the state of the world” is the avowed mission of the 43rd annual gathering of big capitalists this week at the World Economic Forum in...

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