August 04, 2015     Philippines
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Foreign mining companies vs global social movements

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld In the last two decades, the global mining industry has tried to repair its image and whitewash its blackened record in the wake of public furor over mine “accidents” and stiff resistance by mining communities to their operations. It has launched a coordinated, well-funded, and sustained public relations campaign

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Aquino seeks to define his administration’s legacy. But what legacy?

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) is President B. S. Aquino III’s last. He is expected to deliver a powerful speech replete with his regime’s achievements for the last...

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

The only deterrent to China’s aggression: Taking a cue from Vietnam

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld In recent months, China’s flurry of reclamation work and building of military installations on several of the islets and reefs in the disputed portions of the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea...

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

How to water down an already watered-down Bangsamoro Basic Law

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Malacañang’s damage-control measures for the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) after the Mamasapano fiasco is going full throttle. No less than President Benigno S. C. Aquino has applied carrot-and-stick pressure tactics on...

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Ordinary people stand up for their rights

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Celia and Cesar Veloso are admirable parents who wouldn’t give up the fight to bring their daughter, condemned overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane, back to the Philippines – alive, safe and...

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Mary Jane Veloso is Flor Contemplacion 2

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The story of Mary Jane Veloso is Flor Contemplacion Part II but for the much happier ending: her execution by firing squad for drug trafficking having been held in abeyance by...

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The personal is political

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Readers of this 10-something-year-old column have likely observed that the essays I write are mostly political in nature; an outcome of my being a social activist from way back when. But...

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Aquino’s ‘last word’ on Mamasapano, the writing on the wall?

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld President Benigno S. C. Aquino III’s speech at the PNPA graduation was meant to write finis to the public uproar over the bloody, botched counterterrorist operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Instead it...

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Venezuela stands up to US bullying

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The failed coup in Venezuela last February and US President Obama’s declaration this March that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a “national security threat” to the United States have escaped...

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Marching for authentic change

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld As of this, two marches was scheduled to take place on March 8. One was the annual celebration of International Women’s Day led by the militant women of Gabriela. The other...

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Aquino and Mamasapano: Covering up for incompetence

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The second address to the nation about the Mamasapano incident by President B.S. Aquino last Friday was more of the same glib BS. To the fallen 44’s relatives, the self-proclaimed “Father...

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