Opinion & Analysis

Injustice cannot last forever

Personal Account: danilo C. Vizmanos jr I work at Meat Hygiene Inspection, Ontario Central Operations, Canadian Food Inspection Agency. I was a student in my sophomore year when Martial Law (ML) was declared. When news of the suspension of writ of habeas corpus broke out, there were lots of commotion and pandemonium-like atmosphere inside the 

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Teach our children to continue Our Legacy of Heroism

Personal Account: ERIE MAESTRO I live in Vancouver for now. Nanay ni (mother of) Inday Lara. I am a Librarian and archivist; University of the Philippines alumnus, continued on to get my MLIS from Dalhousie University (Halifax, N.S.) and MAS from the University of British Columbia. I was a student at the University of the 

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Martial Law is still happening with great sophistication and innovation

Personal Account: CONNIE SORIO I live in Toronto, Ontario. I have four sons and three grandchildren. We moved to Canada from the Philippines in 1989 at the peak of the series of coup attempts staged by some members and leadership of the Philippine military to destabilize the Philippine government under the presidency of then Corazon 

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The meaning of life

AN UNCOMPLICATED MIND A forum on the Internet, supposedly a site for idle talk or what one may ordinarily call inanities, has surprisingly been behaving recently like a fountain of ideas and questions that could be both timely and timeless. It’s why they called it “labo-labo,” or loosely translated, a “rumble.” Or even perhaps, a 

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Who’s afraid of an immediate peace?

In marked contrast to the positive and hopeful outcome of the GPH-NDFP peace talks that resumed in February of this year, an impasse has now indefinitely delayed the holding of the second round of formal talks originally scheduled for June. What has led to this impasse and how can it be overcome? The GPH fired 

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Palliatives

August 5th, 2011 AN appeal based on liberation theology is among the least likely to convince the mostly conservative bishops of the Catholic Church to end their campaign against the Reproductive Health bills now pending in Congress. (The Senate version is SB 2865, “An act providing for a national policy on reproductive health and population 

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Perceptions

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Today it has been a full year since I began writing this weekly column on Aug. 21, 2010. In this piece — the 52nd in as many weeks – let me look back and share with you, dear readers, certain reactions to what I 

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Detention and torture by Marcos military

MEMORIES OF MARTIAL LAW IN PH (Editor’s note: Martial Law was imposed by then President Ferdinand Marcos on Sept. 21, 1972. This month marks the 39th anniversary of that event that installed a dictatorship in the Philippines. This article is the first of a number of first-hand accounts of the unparalleled repression that lasted up 

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Closing the doors to immigration

Enforcement of immigration controls in the United States has been left squarely on the state level while the federal government struggles in figuring out comprehensive immigration reform that could muster congressional approval. With a steadily weakening economy, states are now becoming tougher on illegal aliens. Last year, Arizona passed a state law that would empower 

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Blaans fight for their rights

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Let me share with you this heart-tugging story, still unfolding, of six Blaan tribal communities in Malapatan, Sarangani province: Dlumay, Datalnay, Dungan Bahay, Alna, Q-gam, and Siman. These communities are part of the hinterland barangay of Upper Suyuan. Yet they are not included in 

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