Day: February 26, 2015

Who’s afraid of Edsa People Power?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective It’s ironic that the Edsa People Power monument and the Edsa shrine, which have been built to celebrate and commemorate the ouster of a dictatorship, are now off-limits to those who want to air their grievances against the administration and the resident of Malacañang. Not only are protest rallies in…

The Anti-Edsa call for war

VANTAGE POINT By Luis V. Teodoro Businessworld Exactly a month after the January 25 Mamasapano clash in Maguindanao, the usual rites marked the 29th anniversary of EDSA 1, the civilian-military mutiny that overthrew the Marcos dictatorship in 1986 fourteen years after that despot seized power by placing the entire country under martial law. During this…

Contractualization in public sector, rampant and anti-worker – workers union

“Back in 2010, there were at least 1.4 million workers, where 22 percent of the total government workers who are either contractuals or job orders, but are no longer any data available on contractualization as the Civil Service Commission has ceased requiring government offices to submit copies of contracts.”