In Mindanao, especially in its southern regions, more than 29 battalions of the AFP’s forces are being deployed in the name of counter-insurgency, but ostensibly they serve as the “Sekyu” (security force) of the big foreign companies that are conducting large-scale mining activities operating in these mineral-rich areas.
Author Archives: DON J. PAGUSARA
Neoliberalism, as a capitalist doctrine, was formulated in order to provide a basis for the economic development of society.
One day he asked me, having developed a kind of deference to my educational attainment as a college dropout and was therefore a kind of leader among us ’all equals’ in the barkada hierarchy:
There is no hope that President Noynoy Aquino can redeem himself. He has sunk deep into a state of addiction much more serious than the prevalent drug addiction.
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who is fondly called “Digong”, has been reported to have already decided to run as presidential candidate for the coming 2016 elections.
On November 20, I will deliver a short lecture as part of a panel in a forum of literati dubbed Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF).
Malacañang has been consistent in its policy of pa-pogi or painting a pretty-looking image to the world—both in the domestic and international audience.
Why does Bongbong Marcos seem to be sprightly showy in launching his political ambition? What energizes him so promptly at this stage of his career? He seems brimming with confidence that the future holds in store for him glowing scenarios of triumph in his climb towards the helm of power.
We often hear the accusation directed against political activists from the different youth groups, and even among the advocacy groups that support the Lumads’ struggle that they are guided by a foreign ideology, short of calling them communists.
It addles our mind how President Noynoy Aquino can ignore the rampant human rights abuses under his administration and point to the martial law regime of the Marcoses as rabid violators of the people’s human rights.