Students of Catholic university face expulsion for supporting workers
Política

Students of Catholic university face expulsion for supporting workers

This was written for Philippine Online Chronicles. While Pope Francis is condemning the evils of capitalist exploitation and encouraging the youth to act in solidarity with the poor, four student leaders in Cebu City are threatened to be kicked out of a Catholic university for supporting protesting workers of the same institution. The irony is … Continue reading

Youth activists disrupt BS Aquino speech in Iloilo
Política

Youth activists disrupt BS Aquino speech in Iloilo

This article was written for Philippine Online Chronicles. For the second time in the same month youth activists once again disrupted a speech by President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III, this time in Iloilo City where the president was present last June 27 to inaugurate several government infrastructure projects. President Aquino just began delivering his … Continue reading

The Poor (Poem)
Poetry

The Poor (Poem)

The Poor By Roberto Sosa Translated from the Spanish by Spencer Reece The poor are many and so— impossible to forget. No doubt, as day breaks, they see the buildings where they wish they could live with their children. They can steady the coffin of a constellation on their shoulders. They can wreck the air … Continue reading

President Diosdado Macapagal Admits Puppetry to US Imperialism
Política / Quotations

President Diosdado Macapagal Admits Puppetry to US Imperialism

Filipino incumbent Presidents and most Presidential candidates endeavor to obtain the support of the American government or at least not to antagonize it in their bid for the Presidency. This is significant on two counts. Firstly, it indicates that American authorities perform acts, overt or clandestine, calculated to bear on the actuations of incumbent Filipino … Continue reading

Much Ado about Nothing: The Times’ Non-Story about Eduardo Galeano’s Non-Apology
Ephemera

Much Ado about Nothing: The Times’ Non-Story about Eduardo Galeano’s Non-Apology

Originally posted on Tropics of Meta:
Last Friday The New York Times published an article claiming that Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano now “disavows” his seminal work, Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America). The book, originally published in 1971, “argued that the riches that first attracted European colonizers, like gold and…

A Marvelous! Fantastic! Magical! Philippine Miracle
Política

A Marvelous! Fantastic! Magical! Philippine Miracle

The recently concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) hosted by the Philippines became another occasion for the BS Aquino regime to boast of the country’s supposed economic revival under his watch. The storyline propagated by Aquino’s communication team to every newspaper and media outlet is simple. President BS Aquino’s anti-corruption drive and good governance has resulted … Continue reading