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Satur C. Ocampo
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Will the government hear the people sing’?
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 25, 2022 - 12:00am
With its term ending on June 30, the deeply-militarized Duterte regime definitely has failed to attain its declared objective that the President enunciated four years ago: “(F)inish off [the communist-led insurgency]...
A deeply ingrained militaristic mindset
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 18, 2022 - 12:00am
Yesterday president-in-waiting Ferdinand Marcos Jr. named Juan Ponce Enrile as his presidential legal counsel.
Martial law archives may be in danger
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 11, 2022 - 12:00am
Monuments have been toppled, statues dismantled.
America’s crises and secret killings
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 4, 2022 - 12:00am
For some time now the United States has been mired in conscience-wracking crises.
Marcos Jr. bidding: collect taxes properly
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 28, 2022 - 12:00am
The day after the 16th Congress (acting as the National Board of Canvassers for the presidential and vice presidential elections) proclaimed him as the country’s next president, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. held two...
Critical foreign views on May 9 election results
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 21, 2022 - 12:00am
Even as Filipinos are waiting anxiously to know what lies ahead in the next six years – will the presumptive new administration take the path away from violence, corruption and mismanagement, or will it not?...
Using counterinsurgency against party-list system
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 14, 2022 - 12:00am
Failing to achieve his goal in the May 9 elections to defeat the five progressive party-list organizations under the Makabayan Coalition in the House of Representatives, President Duterte now calls on the next administration...
Fighter for human rightstagged as ‘trouble-maker’
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 7, 2022 - 12:00am
“Before I visited the Philippines in February 2007, I was warned that she was a trouble-maker,” admitted a United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, “and that I should not trust...
Duterte advice to successor: resume peace negotiations
by Satur C. Ocampo - April 30, 2022 - 12:00am
Because he had bungled them by bending to militarist advice, President Duterte recently expressed hope that the next administration would resume the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations and succeed in forging a peace agreement...
Detained nursing mother pleads and hopes
by Satur C. Ocampo - April 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Sana po ay mabigyan na ng karampatang atensyon at agarang resolusyon ang kaso ng mga kagaya kong aktibista na biktima ng walang-habas na red-tagging at paglabag sa karapatang pantao ng kasalukuyang nakaluklok na...
Red-tagging as weapon in electoral campaign
by Satur C. Ocampo - April 2, 2022 - 12:00am
One wouldn’t have been surprised, but definitely would have wished that President Duterte – basically in self-respect but much more so in respect for his high public office – shouldn’t have...
Duterte’s last gamble: ‘Give up, get land, house’
by Satur C. Ocampo - March 26, 2022 - 12:00am
Going into his final three months in office, President Duterte apparently realized he was far from achieving another one of his 2016 campaign promises: to achieve peace and end the 50-years-plus armed conflict with...
Scenario building: Violence in the May 9 elections?
by Satur C. Ocampo - March 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Incoherent as usual, but unusually brief, was President Duterte’s remark a week ago: He warned that, per an intelligence report, communist insurgents are conniving with the political opposition to disrupt the...
‘Sanctions on oligarchs won’t turn them vs Putin’
by Satur C. Ocampo - March 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Into its third week, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine hasn’t made any significant advance, as Ukrainian resistance led by its president continued to hold fast. A foreign ministry-level meeting held in Turkey...
Deeper look into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
by Satur C. Ocampo - March 5, 2022 - 12:00am
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 – which the Ukrainian government and people have determinedly resisted, spurring support for them in the United Nations and elsewhere – has entered its second...
Martial law dictatorship red-tagged bishop, two nuns
by Satur C. Ocampo - February 26, 2022 - 12:00am
“The act of labeling, branding, naming and accusing individuals and/or organizations of being left-leaning, subversives, communists or terrorists … (used as) a strategy by state agents, particularly...
Corruption, economic crisis under Marcos rule
by Satur C. Ocampo - February 19, 2022 - 12:00am
On Feb. 22-25, the nation again commemorates those four days – 36 years ago – when Filipinos rose up in determined yet peaceful protest, converged on Edsa and with their own bodies stopped the military...
Dispute on FM Jr.’s running to pervade poll campaign
by Satur C. Ocampo - February 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Yesterday, two leading dailies carried in their front-page headlines the news that the Commission on Elections First Division has “junk(ed)” the three consolidated petitions for the disqualification...
Dispute on FM Jr.’s running to pervade poll campaign
by Satur C. Ocampo - February 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Yesterday, two leading dailies carried in their front-page headlines the news that the Commission on Elections First Division has “junk(ed)” the three consolidated petitions for the disqualification...
World jurists weigh in on the ATA, red-tagging
by Satur C. Ocampo - February 5, 2022 - 12:00am
As the nation enters the 90-day official campaign period for the May 9 national elections, beginning on Feb. 8, two hot issues will be awaiting final resolution by the Supreme Court.
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