By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld If there were an award for the most duplicitous story of the year, it should go to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for its claim that the bullets that are being regularly “discovered” in the luggage of airline passengers have not been planted by so-called security personnel…
Month: November 2015
“The impact of APEC and the TPP on health is that millions of people will be denied access to essential and much needed medicines, with the tightening of patents and intellectual property rights.”
“The policy of globalization opens up our economy to trade and investment of big, foreign business, to be run as business and to benefit only the few, while majority are impoverished.”
Yolanda survivors criticized the Aquino government’s privatized rehabilitation which puts premium on big businesses over the interest of the poor disaster survivors.
Prices of goods and services have doubled or increased by 110 percent between 1997 and 2012. Meanwhile, the individual income tax brackets have remained unchanged.
“Across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, workers, peasants, indigenous people, urban poor, fisherfolk, especially women and children who comprise the frontline communities suffer multiple layers of climate vulnerabilities imposed by globalization policies such as mining plunder, land grabbing, slave wages and poverty.”
“There is no middle ground to justice. There are only the perpetrator and the victims. And in our case, the poor majority of the Filipino people are often the victims of state-perpetrated violence.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya of the Department of Transportation and Communications is again at the center of another scandalous issue – after the MRT/LRT breakdowns and mishaps – this time for the laglag or tanim bala scam. The scam involves the planting of bullets in passengers’ bags then extorting money…
The Philippine Coconut Authority’s (PCA) 2014 to 2023 road map has identified about a million hectares of potential oil palm farms. Ninety eight percent of these areas are in Mindanao.
… US officials callously or, sometimes, almost indifferently decided on courses of action that resulted in deaths, often on a substantial or even massive scale.
“He spoke with a forked tongue even on the witness stand, and remorselessly justified his worn-out anti-communist bigotry to sanction his and his men’s actions amounting to heinous rights violations and crimes against humanity.”