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Reclaiming Revolution

Reclaiming Revolution

Jan 15, 2012

Reclaiming Revolution By Focus on the Global South*, 26 July 2005 As the clamor for another president's ouster grows, one wonders why the one place where Filipino protesters have removed two sitting presidents before, the corner along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), stands empty. The busy crossroads ushered in the ‘EDSA System’, a combination of formal...

With P-Noy’s “New Dawn for Democracy,” what future awaits Philippine democratization?

With P-Noy’s “New Dawn for Democracy,” what future awaits Philippine democratization?

Jan 14, 2012

With P-Noy’s “New Dawn for Democracy,” what future awaits Philippine democratization? By Jerik Cruz Mr. Benigno Simeon III Aquino’s ascent to Malacañang stands as one of the most significant political events in recent Philippine history. President Aquino or P-Noy himself declared the occasion of his proclamation last June 10 as “a new dawn for democracy.”  ...

Family Matters: Delving into the 2010 Winning Political Clans

Family Matters: Delving into the 2010 Winning Political Clans

Jan 14, 2012

Family Matters: Delving into the 2010 Winning Political Clans By Carmina B. Flores-Obanil   “Of the 12 apostles, five are first degree cousins of Jesus. John the Baptist was his second-degree cousin. The rest are either second-degree or half-cousins. Of the 12, the only one not related to Jesus by blood was Judas Iscariot who betrayed the Lord. Now don’t tell...

The Ruthless Political Entrepreneurs of Muslim Mindanao

The Ruthless Political Entrepreneurs of Muslim Mindanao

Jan 14, 2012

The Ruthless Political Entrepreneurs of Muslim Mindanao by Pancho Lara The Maguindanao massacre predicts the eruption of wider violence and conflict as the nation heads towards the 2010 elections. Yet to dismiss this incident as "election-related" is to miss the fundamental political and economic implications of this foul deed. This massacre is primarily rooted...

Clan Wars: Some Reflections on the Ampatuan Massacre and the “Anarchy of Families” in the Philippines

Clan Wars: Some Reflections on the Ampatuan Massacre and the “Anarchy of Families” in the Philippines

Jan 14, 2012

Clan Wars: Some Reflections on the Ampatuan Massacre and the “Anarchy of Families” in the Philippines by Aya Fabros The Ampatuan massacre, its brutality, gravity and scale, continues to grip the nation. As it provoked outrage and condemnation, it prompts various sectors to escalate the demand for justice; and presents yet another occasion for nuanced public...

Pedigree Politics

Pedigree Politics

Jan 14, 2012

Pedigree Politics: Why I Am Not Voting for Noynoy By Carmina Flores-Obanil   “I accept the plea of the people. I accept the advice of my parents... I accept the responsibility to continue the fight for the people. I accept the challenge to lead in this fight. I will run in the coming elections.” Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino Announcement of Aquino’s...