By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld If, as Jordan Belfort (the real life anti-hero of the Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street) declares, there is no nobility in poverty, neither is there any justification in hiding it. And we have it from an authoritative source — from no less than Corazon…
Month: January 2015
American role in the botched SAF operation
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “Oplan Wolverine.” That’s the name given to the operational plan to arrest or “neutralize” (meaning, kill) Malaysian Zulkifli bir Hir, alias Marwan – for whose capture, dead or alive, the US government had offered a $6-million reward, he being in its list of “most…
The cost of fighting for what is right
“Stand for the truth and stand strong because one day, no matter how long it may take, it will pay off.”
Snubbed by management for 10 years, PCMC employees’ union fight for workers’ rights, welfare
A public health workers’ union has been pushing for a collective negotiation agreement and union recognition since 2004.
Civilians killed in Mamasapano operation – Suara Bangsamoro
Even as more questions are being raised on who called the shots in the deadly Mamasapano operation by elite cops, reports of civilian casualties are coming in.
The neoliberal bane and the 3Ps (Peace talks, People’s pope, People’s war)
BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO The liberal tide that once set apart emergent capitalism from feudalism’s obsolescence is now a plague that threatens all living systems. Neoliberalism aims to prolong capitalism’s lease on lives and labor by converting what the latter identifies as last frontiers into its own likeness. And it does this through the…
Lessons from the Mamasapano fiasco
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Mamasapano fiasco that killed 44 policemen, who came from its elite unit, has generated so much reaction from the public that it compelled President Aquino to explain how and why this blunder happened – although what he did was to merely blame somebody else. Let us not put the…
Meet the Dove
Into the Killing Zone, rode the SAF 44
Netizens blast Aquino’s speech on #MamasapanoClash
President Benigno Aquino III’s speech last night on the Mamasapano clash drew criticisms from netizens. They say that Aquino’s statement prompted more questions than answers.
Groups slam Aquino‘s buck-passing on Mamasapano clash
Progressive groups lambasted President Aquino, who, in a nationally-televised message, passed the blame to the head of the elite police commando unit for the deadly Mamasapano clash.