Month: June 2012

Curious citizens look through slots between Korean characters that spell revolutionary slogans. (Such slogans abound Pyongyang Streets.) Not unlike archers peering through battlements in medieval Europe. DPRK is still in a state of war against South Korea and the United States of America. (Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld President Benigno Aquino III came to power in June 2010 with “special relations” – the Philippines serving as a neocolony of the US – already entrenched 64 years after the “grant” of independence. Before him, every administration had tried to outdo its predecessors in maintaining this unequal and unjust…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – A proposed legislation to make overseas Filipino workers (OFW) pay a repatriation fee before being deployed does not sit well with OFWs. For an OFW who’s shelling out at least P20,000 ($465) for securing the requirements to be able to work abroad, having to pay another fee…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — It’s a sure sign that national elections are just around the corner: the Benigno Aquino III government is calling for a P6-billion ($139.5-m).increase in the budget for the controversial conditional cash transfer program (CCT). Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi de Jesus said it’s impossible not to link…