April 26, 2015     Philippines
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At Ground Level

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Foolhardy military steps to counter China bullying

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star It wasn’t just a foolhardy turn (as I wrote here last week) that the Department of Foreign Affairs welcomed with alacrity the Pentagon’s announced intention to deploy in the Philippines “various advanced air force, naval and maritime-domain equipment” — to be manned by US

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Prudent diplomacy best in handling maritime row

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Our dispute with China over its claims on certain islets, reefs and shoals in the South China/West Philippine Sea may not be resolved soon. Of late,...

Monday, April 13th, 2015

How US easily drags Phl into its ‘war on terror’

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Take what I have to say in the spirit of academic discussion, she counseled in her lawyerly manner. But academic views are more than what she...

Monday, March 30th, 2015

P-Noy’s accountability on Mamasapano tragedy

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “What decisions did I make? My decisions were based on information available to me at the time, and that’s how I want to be judged.” That’s...

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Confronting the ugly face of war in Maguindanao

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star For how long will the AFP pursue in Maguindanao its “all-out offensive” or the “war on terror” sequel to the tragic Oplan Exodus carried out in...

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Underdevelopment inertia

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Besides the slowdown in the growth of gross domestic product last year (to 6.1% from 7.2% in 2013), government economic planners have acknowledged that national poverty...

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Venezuela retaliates vs US interventionism

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “Our struggle today, the historic battle of the Revolution and the Venezuelan people, is to put an end to all forms of modern slavery, a dark...

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Govt shields US role in Mamasapano tragedy

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star If you have monitored the Senate hearings on the January 25 Mamasapano tragedy and the media reportage, can you adjudge as truthful the government assertion that...

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Key issues to settle in Mamasapano tragedy

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star The best step to quickly resolve the many questions why the Mamasapano operation ended in tragedy is for President Aquino to forthrightly assume responsibility as President...

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Heart for the people

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star This morning I’ll join an intergenerational gathering of activists at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the First...

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

US hand in SAF tragedy confirmed

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Indeed the Americans did it. They planned, funded, and closely monitored the execution of “Operation Wolverine/Exodus” carried out last Jan. 25 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao by the...

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