December 23, 2014     Philippines
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Torture by any other name

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld A day before International Human Rights Day, a long-delayed US Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) — or simply put, torture — on post-9/11 suspected “terrorists” held in “black sites” or secret detention sites hosted by certain US allies

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Societal change: Learning from the lessons of history

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld On the 151st birth anniversary of The Great Plebeian, Gat Andres Bonifacio, nationwide protest actions calling for government accountability and genuine societal change were launched, inspired by the revolutionary vision and...

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

The festering problem at Hacienda Luisita

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Ten years is a long time to await justice for the massacre of striking farm and sugar mill workers at the Hacienda Luisita Incorporated (HLI) — the sprawling 6,435-hectare sugar plantation...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The festering problem at Hacienda Luisita

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Ten years is a long time to await justice for the massacre of striking farm and sugar mill workers at the Hacienda Luisita Incorporated (HLI) — the sprawling 6,435-hectare sugar plantation...

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Our country’s mercenary army

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The Aquino government, most especially the Philippine military, has displayed nothing but disdain and absolute lack of sympathy for the kin of murdered transgender woman Jennifer Laude as well as her...

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Unequal relations invites impunity

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Much to the consternation of US and Philippine officialdom, the brutal killing of Jennifer Laude by suspect Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has placed the issue of the Visiting Forces...

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...

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...

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

It would take a revolution

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1849 Sometimes it gets more and more difficult to write even just a weekly column. Partly it’s...

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Aquino allies bulldoze impeachment complaint

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The finding by the House Justice Committee that the three impeachment complaints vs. President Benigno S. Aquino III were “insufficient in substance” effectively killed the complainants’ attempt to get to the...

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Machiavellian mischief in Malacañang

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld President Benigno S. Aquino III’s volte-face regarding Charter change (Cha-cha), after repeatedly stating that he did not see the need for it (not even for the promised economic benefits its proponents...

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