March 31, 2015     Philippines
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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 only managed to further rile a people sick and tired of the finger-pointing, the obfuscation and lies about

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...

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Epic fail in leadership, intelligence

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld It was a rout — massacre. On the early morning of Jan. 25, 44 out of close to 400 elite, US-trained Special Action Force (SAF) policemen were killed in a 12-hour...

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Beyond expectations

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld We write this essay on the third day of the uplifting visit of Pope Francis to the country after his half day stopover at Tacloban City, ground zero of Typhoon Yolanda...

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Welcoming the Pope of the poor to a country of the poor

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld More than a year ago when Pope Francis had barely warmed the papal office in Rome, his words and style of leadership signaled something new and welcome to more than one...

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...

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...

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