Category: Commentary

Recent moves to derail and sabotage the impeachment proceedings would only hasten the process of settling the issue of her administration’s legitimacy via the extra-constitutional means. These underhanded maneuverings can be easily seen as not only an infringement on the impeachment process but also an obstruction of justice. By Bobby Tuazon Bulatlat.com At the rate…

As a politician, Raul S. Roco, 63, has had his share of controversies in the past as he supported anti-people measures like the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the Revised Basic Education Curriculum (RBEC). But at his wake in Naga City (449 kilometers from Manila) in the Bicol region, he was hailed…

In the run-up to the 2004 presidential election, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo received flak from several overseas workers’ groups for the transfer of the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Medicare Fund from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). It turns out now that this was not the only disbursement of…

Mrs. Arroyo’s Truth Commission is likely to turn into a total war against truth, first because the very government accused of wrong-doing will in effect investigate itself; second because it is likely to be used to exonerate its creator; and third because it will be used to persecute Mrs. Arroyo’s accusers. Truth can only be…

Pest management in the Cordillera came from extensive practical and traditional knowledge developed over years of observing natural processes. Called Holok, it entails comprehensive understanding of the entire rice production system and makes use of more than 20 indigenous plants. BY MONTA?OSA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER Northern Dispatch (Nordis) Posted by Bulatlat.com Part 2: Contemporary…

Pest management in the Cordillera came from extensive practical and traditional knowledge developed over years of observing natural processes. Called Holok, it entails comprehensive understanding of the entire rice production system and makes use of more than 20 indigenous plants. BY MONTA?OSA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER Northern Dispatch (Nordis) Posted by Bulatlat.com Part 1: Rice,…

Government’s constant tampering with economic indicators serves to conceal its failed policies that have worsened the country’s economic situation. By IBON Media and Publications Posted by Bulatlat.com Government recently revealed once again how its economic data cannot be trusted to provide a true picture of the country’s economy. Last week, the country’s trade deficit figures…