Opinion & Analysis

Gat Andres Bonifacio, the underrated hero

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com Manila — The proposal of Rep. Raymond Palatino of the Kabataan party-list group for the Department of Education to develop and include a subject on the life, works, and ideals of Gat Andres Bonifacio in the college curriculum is timely indeed. All of us had to take a three-unit Rizal subject 

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Shades of gray in media ethics

By Marites Dañguilan Vitug A governor of a Northern Luzon province treated reporters to a weekend in Boracay, ostensibly to show them how this island markets itself to the rest of the country and the world. This coastal province wants to be a must-see-destination and is looking for success stories to emulate. To some outsiders, 

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Privatization of health services, a life and death issue for poor Filipinos

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com Government health workers have been consistently sounding the alarm, especially these past few weeks, regarding the Aquino government’s plans to privatize the provision of health services. They have been holding lunch break pickets in various government hospitals, specifically in those that would be affected in the near future such as the 

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Plagiarism is a big deal

What is most grating about Vicente Sotto III’s cut-and-paste mania is that he thinks he did nothing wrong. And so do others, including, for a time, Juan Ponce Enrile, who seemed to trivialize it, until he took a clear position in his recent privilege speech. “We are not condoning the act of plagiarism in the 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s time to replace the Indian Act

Dear Editor, Hundreds of thousands First Nations people live in Canada and they deserve better than to be shackled by the failed colonial and paternalistic policies of the Indian Act, which has helped deny them their rights, fair share in resources, and fostered mistrust and created systemic barriers to self-determination and success. First Nations have 

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Remembering the Land

Fr. Rex Reyes on foreign interests in Ph mining, human rights and indigenous peoples’ resistance By Rick Esguerra Philippine Solidarity Group-Toronto November 1, KAIROS Ecumenical Justice Initiatives held a screening of the documentary Remember the Land: Global Ecumenical Voices on Mining, at the Loretto College in Toronto. Binnadang-Migrante (Cordillera people’s organization in Toronto) held its 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Conservative neglect of credit card fees costing small business billions Dear editor, While Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has finally taken some action against abusive business practices of pre-paid credit cards, he continues to ignore the elephant in the room: outrageous credit card fees that cost small businesses billions every year. Each year, Visa and Mastercard 

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Promising agreement?

If one were to believe President Noynoy Aquino, an era of peace and prosperity is dawning in Muslim Mindanao, with the Bangsa Moro finally enjoying full autonomy under the sovereignty of the Philippine government (GPH) and within the territorial integrity of the Republic of the Philippines. “This agreement creates a new political entity,” Mr. Aquino 

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Let us persist till we deal a death blow to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The Filipino people won its first battle against the impending imposition of e-martial law when the Supreme Court issued a TRO against the implementation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. Now the Aquino government is confused as to what to do. Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile is passing the buck 

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Wrongly convicted

By Marites Dañguilan-Vitug Francisco Juan Larrañaga, or Paco, as he is called, is not a character who will melt you to tears. He has sharp mestizo features, is hefty and flabby, and who, once upon a time, was a bad boy of Ce buy cialis bu. During his teens, he and his gang figured in 

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