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There should be no more secret negotiations for foreign loans that only contribute to our nation’s impoverishment and human underdevelopment. In some Latin American countries, they do not allow foreign loan negotiations in the hands of unaccountable finance officials who are dreaming of eventually joining the World Bank or International Monetary Fund as economists. In…

No less than Chief Justice Reynato Puno received the open letter handed over by various anti-Arroyo groups when they held a caravan to Baguio last April 15. Bayan Chair Dr. Carol Araullo expressed hope that there is a chance for their petition to be heard. ”The SC majority that decided the Neri petition could have…

While admitting he has been living miserably for months now, National Broadband Network (NBN) scam star witness Engr. Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada says he has come to terms with his and his family’s situation now. BY ACE ALEGRE Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 11, April 20-26, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) –…

It must be stated forthrightly that what is truly needed is to change the entire unsound system of politics in this country and much of the inequitable socio-economic set-up that goes with it. To accomplish this, it is not enough to remove a corrupt, immoral and despotic leader; the problems of Philippine society are more…

75 percent of Filipinos want Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to resign from office and face corruption charges, according to the results of a survey conducted by IBON Foundation. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 3, February 17-23, 2008 Recent corruption scandals besetting the Arroyo administration have led most Filipinos to call for President Gloria…

The distance of Manila from this summer city does not serve as a barrier for the growing support for Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada, the whistleblower in the multi-million dollar anomaly that has tainted the National Broadband Network (NBN) deal. Lawyers’ groups in this highland region supported Lozada for his exposé and said that the evidences so…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 3, February 17-23, 2008 For businessman Jose “Joey” de Venecia III, son of ousted House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., the series of anti-government rallies that has been started by various groups in the wake of Engr. Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada’s testimonies on the National Broadband Network (NBN)…

After two People Power uprisings, how far have we gone in the struggle for good governance, for democracy, and for a better life and future? BY BENJIE OLIVEROS ANALYSIS Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 49, January 20-26, 2008 EDSA 2 is about the struggle for good governance and the rejection of a corrupt government. It is…

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…