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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Church groups file complaint against police for violent dispersal of Sona protest

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA –Members of the progressive groups have formally filed charges against the Philippine National Police (PNP) officials and members of the anti-riot contingent before the Office of the Ombudsman last August 6, Monday. The groups were violently dispersed last July 23 during President Benigno S. Aquino III’s state of

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

How to gauge Aquino’s third state of the nation address

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The reactions to President Benigno Aquino III’s third state of the nation address are very varied. Of course, the Aquino government and its allies from the Liberal and Nacionalista parties are expected to...

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Groups press for release of activist, condemn violent dispersal of anti-SONA protests

By ANNE MARXE D. UMIL and RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-National Capital Region demanded the immediate release of a protester arrested during President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address...

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

SONA 2012: A chronicle of lies foretold

By MARYA SALAMAT Aquino’s 90-minute speech, said to be one of the longest...

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Satur C. Ocampo | Looking for answers

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “Where’s the vision?” “Where’s the road map?” These have been the common reactions to P-Noy’s second state of the nation address last Monday. The tones have...

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Govt version of Freedom of Information bill restrictive – journalists

By RONALYN V. OLEA Theodore Te, lawyer and an advocate of freedom of...

Friday, July 29th, 2011

News in Pictures: In the People’s Sona, Aquino receives boos


PHOTO BY JO ABAYA-SANTOS

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Carol Pagaduan-Araullo | Continuity

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld As the State-of-the-Nation Address of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III aka “Pnoy” approaches, we are witness to frenzied attempts by his three-headed communications group to orchestrate the “messaging” emanating from Malacanang...

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Satur C. Ocampo | Time to act for human rights

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “In 2006 and 2007, when the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and several other major donors publicly raised their concerns over the politically...

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Aquino’s SONA does not reflect people’s plight in Southern Tagalog–Bayan-ST

By CHRISTIAN REY BUENDIA Bulatlat.com President Benigno Aquino III’s second State of the Nation Address (Sona) delivered last July 25 may have exceeded 6,000 words, yet his speech was “merely filled with convenient lies and half-truths, useless...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Sona 2011 has little to report, less to look forward to – Ibon

ByBulatlat.com Main Story: Aquino’s Sona, all form, no substance – Bayan Sidebar: Aquino hit for embracing paramilitary group in Cordillera “Wang-wang Sona: too much noise, too little substance” – KMU MANILA – In just its second state...

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