By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat.com It is shocking how a single hostage-taking incident has shook the country and exposed its problems and vulnerabilities, as well as the ineptness of government and police officials. The late Senior Police Inspector Rolando Mendoza merely wanted to clear his name of corruption charges – by using unarguably condemnable means…
Day: August 28, 2010
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The book Oplan Bantay Laya: The US-Arroyo Campaign of Terror and Counterinsurgency in the Philippines not only explains why Oplan Bantay Laya is the most vicious counterinsurgency campaign but also puts in proper context the role of the US government in the state’s brutal campaign against the Filipino people.