Opinion & Analysis

AN UNCOMPLICATED MIND: To boycott or not to boycott

By Joe Rivera Leaders of the U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) in the United States and their counterpart in Canada have started a campaign to boycott China-made products. Their objective is to transform this primarily civil society movement into a worldwide boycott in protest of China’s “illegal occupation of the Scarborough Shoal and its 

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Should Congress and Church be afraid of RH bill?

By Juan Miguel Luz Rappler.com One of the major reasons why we fail as a country is that we tolerate a two-class society: the Haves and the Have-nots (e.g. the Poor). Those that Have can afford more education (much of it privately provided), more health services (privately delivered), better quality housing (privately built). For the 

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Freedom of Information issues and concerns

These are misplaced fears based first of all on a secrecy mindset that deny the fundamental right of the citizenry to knowledge of government transactions, decision-making, and policy. They also ignore the crucial role an informed citizenry can and has played in exposing corruption and bringing its sovereign power to bear on eliminating or at 

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No end in sight to the crisis

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com News about the world economy have been bleak once again for the nth time in the past few years since the housing bubble imploded in 2007–2008, which sent financial investment houses and banks on the brink of collapse and further worsened the situation of the stagnant industrial manufacturing sector. (Read story…)

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What have we done since Ondoy?

By Gemma Bagayaua Mendoza When Ondoy struck and engulfed large portions of Metro Manila in September 2009, I had to resurrect points I raised in a story I wrote for Newsbreak Magazine back in 2002. I didn’t realize I would be repeating the points I raised in those stories again, so soon. The first story 

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AN COMPLICATED MIND: Good and bad news

By Joe Rivera During his most recent state of the nation address (SONA), Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III rued the lack of enthusiasm in the local media in reporting on the progress of the Philippine economy. President Aquino said that commentators in the foreign media have been bedazzled, citing Bloomberg Business week’s “Keep an 

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Beware the consequences of texting while driving

By Cesar Carranza Most people know that using mobile devices while driving can have dangerous consequences. In particular, mobile communications are linked to an increase in distracted driving, threatening both life and property. But did you also know that texting while driving can lead to fines and an increase in your insurance premiums? Texting while 

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AN UNCOMPLICATED MIND: Drone killings not justified

By Joe Rivera Last February 6, 2012, the Philippine military reported killing a senior Abu Sayyaf commander, a Singaporean guerilla and 12 terrorist followers after a surgical air attack on their suspected base in Parang, Sulu. The attack was so precise that it lasted only a few seconds. To date, however, the bodies of the 

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Has the Aquino government lost momentum in running after Arroyo?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The impeachment and eventual resignation of former ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, and the impeachment of former chief justice Renato Corona last year, which resulted in his removal this year, would surely banner the enumeration of accomplishments of President Benigno Aquino III. The removal of Gutierrez and Corona, the principal protectors of former 

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Political prisoners heighten hunger strike

Eighteen political prisoners from Tagum City, Patin-ay in Agusan del Sur, Cebu and Taguig City are now on hunger strike to underscore the call for the release of all political prisoners.500 inmates at the Compostela Valley Provincial Rehabilitation Center have joined the hunger strike in sympathy with the political prisoners in Tagum City, Davao del 

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