Opinion & Analysis


Journalist who touched many lives

JOAQUIN ‘Jojo’ T. TADURAN, Jr. (September 26, 1941 – March 30, 2019) By Regine Andrea Taduran Kunszt Thank you all for being here today. Let me start off by telling you some things about the man we are here to pay our respects to. Joaquin (Jojo) Teoxon Taduran, Jr. was born on September 26, 1941, 

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Arrested women leaders, Corazon Javier of Gabriela (left, in brown) and Azucena Garubat, treasurer of Nagahuisang Mag-uuma sa Panubigan.           (Photo courtesy of Karapatan Negros)

Witnesses, kin relate ‘tokhang’ style executions in Negros Oriental killings

By Inday Espina-Varona Police in Negros Oriental province executed their victims “tokhang” style during the Saturday pre-dawn raids that killed 14 persons in Canlaon City and Manjuyod and Sta. Catalina towns, according to families and witnesses. Provincial police director, Sr. Supt. Raul Tacaca described the slain as suspected communist rebels, including partisans or urban fighters, 

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To put An End to the Attacks

An Open Letter to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Dear President Duterte: We, bishops in Mindanao, have gathered together in Cagayan de Oro City on March 25-26, 2019 for a conferential meeting with the Obispo Maximo. It is with a heavy heart that we write this open letter to you Mr. President. In the last six 

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STATEMENT: Alternative media outfits under attack fight back

Marking the anniversary of the first ever internet connection in the Philippines, alternative media outifts are fighting back as they filed a civil complaint for damages against two companies found by experts to be the source of the relentless cyber-attacks against their websites. “This is definitely a first and it will serve as a testament 

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Did the Left Enable Duterte’s Deadly Regime?

By Mong Palatino ManilaToday.com Our emphatic response is no, but some are flaunting the question as if the issue is already settled. That the Left is guilty of political opportunism by collaborating with the government of Rodrigo Duterte; that it shed its revolutionary credentials by joining Duterte’s Cabinet; and that it was already shamefully late 

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Social Commentary on Contemporary Issues

FILM REVIEW: Citizen Jake (2018) By Ysh Cabana Citizen Jake is the reclusive auteur Mike de Leon’s ‘comeback’ film in nearly two decades, which makes it a landmark in itself given the controversiesr surrounding it before its release in online streaming site Netflix. He is the same genius behind Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising [Moments in 

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Pierre and Justin Trudeau

The Problem with Political Dynasties

A popular Western idiom states, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” But the idiom forgets that it’s not the same tree that sprouts from the apple. While Justin Trudeau and Noynoy Aquino bear the same last name as their infamous parents, the legacies of the progeny differ significantly from the original. By José 

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ICC’s Bensouda: ICC probe on PH situation continues

By Ellen Tordesillas “My office ‘s independent and impartial preliminary examination into the situation in the Philippines continues.” That statement by International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda issued Monday should put a stop to the misleading statements of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo about the ICC process. Last Monday, Panelo said in his press briefing, “… 

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Overcome cyber martial law

By Ronalyn V. Olea Bulatlat.com March 12 is World Day against Cyber Censorship, when advocates around the globe will call for an Internet that is not only accessible to all, but also free from restrictions on free speech. It is specially relevant to us today, when our nation is practically under cyber martial law and 

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Jody Wilson-Raybould as she testified on the investigation into the SNC-Lavalin Affair

Does corruption hinder progress?

We Filipinos like to lazily blame corrupt government as the cause of the Nation’s many ills. But as Canada’s experience with corruption shows, the relationship between corruption and progress isn’t as clear-cut. It’s time for us Filipinos to look much deeper into what is hindering our progress as a Nation, because the often-used excuse of 

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