Category: Commentary

Will Nicole get justice? The U.S. government and the Arroyo administration have done all they can to deny her justice in a court of law. Perhaps only the court of public opinion and the triumph of the Filipino people’s struggle against foreign, imperialist domination will eventually vindicate her and many more like her. BY CAROL…

The PPT Second Session indictment shows that the Philippines has not substantially moved away from political repression and military abuse despite the ouster of a military-backed, U.S.-propped dictatorship nor has it broken free of its neocolonial status despite loud proclamations of being an independent and democratic republic. By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo BusinessWorld Posted by Bulatlat.com In…

The results of the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) regarding the incidence of hunger and poverty are better indicators of the economic situation instead of the so-called growth statistics released by the government. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The SWS survey conducted from September 24 to October 2002 revealed that 2.9 million households,…

This is the latest in the wave of illegal, criminal assaults by a politically isolated regime against those who have the will and the capacity to bring about the broad united front of political forces necessary in order to rid the country of Mrs. Arroyo’s dastardly leadership. BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Business World Posted by Bulatlat.com…

What happened to Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay is not a simple case of implementing the rule of law. It is actually a case of bending the law to suit the self-serving interests of the administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the person who should be removed first if we are really serious about nipping corruption in…

The agreement is biased towards the more powerful Japanese economic interests, so how can JPEPA be positive for the Philippines in terms of trade and investment? BY SONNY AFRICA IBON Features Posted by Bulatlat After negotiating away from public scrutiny for four years, the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) was signed at the Asia-Europe Meeting…

Government and the oil companies are using the series of oil price rollbacks to justify the deregulation policy and make it appear that the fundamentals of free market competition are working. However, the continued overpricing and profiteering of the oil firms amid easing global oil prices show that deregulation only exposed the Filipino consumers to…