November 23, 2014     Philippines
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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 owned by the Cojuangco-Aquino clan — by a combined force of military, police and private security guards. Peasant

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...

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The juggernaut that’s the anti-pork movement

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld A year ago it had seemed that the spontaneous gesture of outrage by hundreds of thousands who converged at the Rizal Park to protest the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) anomalies...

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Gaza on my mind

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Apocalyptic. That is the word used by those who saw Tacloban in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) to describe the devastation wrought on the city and...

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