Month: February 2016

Still a dangerous place

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The facts simply do not support Malacañang’s contention that “since the triumph of the EDSA People Power revolution, the Philippines has become anew a bastion of freedom of expression and of the press.” This grand declaration was part of a statement by Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio…

Fighting poverty, curbing corporate crimes in the US

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Raise the minimum wage, create jobs, cut the perks of the rich. Decisively punish big corporations or their executives for breaking the law. These anti-poverty calls are being raised as vital issues in the United States presidential elections next November. (No, folks, it’s not…

Can’t talk peace and have Noynoy’s Steytsayd junk

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Our mighty republic receives Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) from its mightiest and benevolent patron, the United States of America. APCs are excess US military equipment that the US government dumps on its chosen allies.The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) pays for the cost of transfer with money that comes…