Category: Politics & Governance

It’s official election period, but the campaign started a year ago

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has officially declared the start of the election period by the implementation of the gun ban. The official declaration may have been done recently, but the campaigning and the jockeying for positions have begun a year ago. The candidates for president and vice-president have already…

K to 12 | The rise of low-fee, private schools for profit

BULATLAT SPECIAL REPORT:
“To generate profits, Apec and other similar chains, employ fewer and unqualified teachers and provide facilities which do not comply to standards. What’s quite regrettable in this regard, and almost scandalous, is that the government has waived regulations that exist in the provision of education, to satisfy the business interests of Pearson and Ayala.”