Category: Commentary

The President wants media organizations to be subjective in their reports, insisting that the “good news” must be given due prominence. BY DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Bulatlat President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo this week chided media practitioners for not giving due prominence to good news, especially at this time when there are allegedly so many “good news” that…

Both the Democrats and Republicans come from the same corporate elite which exerts a strong influence on U.S. foreign policy. They may differ on some domestic issues but they are of the same mold with regard to America’s global trade, investment and security objectives. By BOBBY TUAZON Bulatlat.com The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Nov. 9 banner,…

The result of the U.S. midterm elections is not so much a vote for the Democrats although it catapulted them to the majority position after 14 years. It is more of an indictment of the Bush administration, specifically its policy on Iraq and the war on terror, its incompetence in managing the disaster caused by…

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 In…

This is a country where seeking justice leads to further injustice, where the culture of impunity is aggravated by a culture of fear and defenselessness, where a corrupt and lawless government in all its brazenness invokes the “rule of law” to justify assaults on democratic rights and civil liberties. By the Policy Study, Publication and…

The result of the U.S. midterm elections is not so much a vote for the Democrats although it catapulted them to the majority position after 14 years. It is more of an indictment of the Bush administration, specifically its policy on Iraq and the war on terror, its incompetence in managing the disaster caused by…

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…