Month: January 2008

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo recently reiterated her vision of propelling the Philippines into First-World status (defined as having a robust middle class, access to modern technologies, and strong institutions) by 2020, saying the vision would be launched during her last three years in office. But her own definition of a First World country tells us that…

Burgos, Ilocos Norte – Still standing the test of time and serving sea navigation for over a century now is the Cape Bojeador lighthouse on top of a hill here. It was built by Augustinian priests on March 31, 1892 under the Spanish government on a high hill overlooking the scenic Cape Bojeador, where galleons…

NI OLIVER CARLOS Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 47, January 6-12, 2008 Sa alaala ng mga Martir ng Mendiola Massacre Nakatindig akong kasama n’yo sa balisbisang iyon ng Mendiola… sa harap ng sementadong tulay na naghiwalay sa atin mula sa kanila… silang mga panginoon dito sa lupa, at tayong mga aliping bumubungkal ng lupa.…

NI PAPA OSMUBAL Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 47, January 6-12, 2007 Sagana raw ang buhay at hibla lamang ng alamat ang gutom. Iyan lagi ang matibay na haka-haka ni Aling Gloria na kasinglusog ng elepante na kung makita mo naman masasabi mo na hindi nga kulang ang biyaya sa mundo. Hindi niya batid…

Sa post-Pasko, ang mga nasa laylayan ay muling maisasantabi, ang nag-astang gitnang uri ay babalik sa panahong kailangang bayaran ang mga inutang o ipre-pressure ang mga kamag-anak na overseas contract worker na magpadala pa, at kalakhan ay sabay-sabay na mapapabuntong-hiniga. NI ROLAND TOLENTINO KULTURANG POPULAR Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 47, January 6-12, 2008 Tapos na…

NI MYKEL ANDRADA MAIIKLING KUWENTONG BINUGTONG Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 47, January 6-12, 2008 1. Bagong laging naluluma, lumang laging nababago. 2. Mababa kapag marami, mataas kapag kaunti. 3. Marami kapag mababa, kaunti kapag mataas. 4. Lumolobo palabas, lumolobo paloob, hindi pumuputok. 5. Gulong na umiikot, ikot na gumugulong. 6. Kapatid ng Tatay;…

The coming year 2008 promises to be even more turbulent than its predecessor. That is because the national leadership – or what tries to pass itself off as one – is by now completely bereft of any shred of moral ascendancy, credibility and ergo popular support. BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise / Business World Posted by Bulatlat…