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By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld We’ve heard this tune before, for example whenever Benigno Aquino III is accused of not doing anything about extrajudicial killings and the killing of journalists (he claims the latter’s “not serious”), decorates and promotes police and military officers involved in torture and illegal detention, or simply ignores…

“Transparency and accountability are part and parcel of good governance. Espousing an anti-corruption agenda without passing enabling laws is a conundrum beyond comprehension.” – Rep. Raymond Palatino, Kabataan Party-list

October 2 was marked by various groups as “Blackout Tuesday” and “Day of Protest by Netizens and Citizens” to protest against the new law, which, they said, is a serious threat against civil liberties including the freedom of expression and the right to privacy.

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By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com A new study by Dana Carney of Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard University, as reported in The Economist, sheds light on how people can be brainwashed or greenwashed, and therefore manipulated to hold certain views. Well, this is not exactly how the researchers worded their findings.…