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Satur C. Ocampo
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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.
Insulting presidential bets for supporting peace talks
by Satur C. Ocampo - January 29, 2022 - 12:00am
This week President Duterte’s counterinsurgency task force and his top intelligence adviser impudently and condescendingly spoke against four presidential candidates who each expressed the intent to pursue...
Marcos Jr. would pursue Duterte’s NTF-ELCAC
by Satur C. Ocampo - January 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Pending resolution of the petitions for his disqualification, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the dictator ousted by the people’s peaceful uprising 36 years ago, will have
Philippines growth leads in Asean but downside risks remain
by Satur C. Ocampo - January 15, 2022 - 12:00am
First, a feel-good prognosis from the World Bank: the Philippines’ projected 5.9 percent economic growth rate this year – although down from the government’s 7 percent-9 percent target – would...
AFP, PNP top of Duterte’s mind amid the pandemic
by Satur C. Ocampo - January 8, 2022 - 12:00am
In his first televised address to the people in the new year, during the Inter-Agency Task Force meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic last Tuesday, President Duterte again bared the closeness to his heart of the military...
Chile on the cusp of change but, by the May polls, are we?
by Satur C. Ocampo - January 1, 2022 - 12:00am
In 2022, the legacies of two fascist dictatorships which began a year apart in the month of September in the early 1970s are issues that will preoccupy Filipinos and Chileans who are committed to put an end to ...
From the heart, a cry: a just peace for all!
by Satur C. Ocampo - December 25, 2021 - 12:00am
"Truly it is so disheartening to hear instances about atrocities committed, inflicting pain and sufferings to human beings, more compellingly so, of those perpetrated by Filipinos against fellow Filipinos. And this...
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