February 27, 2015     Philippines
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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 of the Nation” said he feels for them just as if he had lost 44 of his “children”.

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...

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...

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