Quantcast
Home » column You are browsing column “Viewpoints” - Walden Bello

Missing in Action: President Aquino and the Meralco rate hike scandal

By

The stunning Meralco power rate hike of P4.15 per kilowatt hour—the highest single increase in that utility’s history—has aroused such anger among the consuming public that it is puzzling that it has not brought the wrath of the president down on the power monopoly. Mr. Aquino is quick to scold businesses that evade taxes, as he showed last March when he shamed many magnates attending a speech he delivered at the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Why not pour the same presidential vitriol on a shameless price gouger?

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Viewpoints | Read More »

The Murder of Cris Guarin: Tragedy and Opportunity

By

When I was talking to the widow of Cris Guarin during the day of his funeral in General Santos City, the depressing thought flashed through my mind that the case of the first Filipino media person to be killed this year might end up as one more unsolved murder.

Posted: January 17th, 2012 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Now Comes the Hard Part…

By

Successful revolutions are rare; successful reform is even rarer, claims Samuel Huntington in his classic “Political Order in Changing Societies”. Today, what can only be described as a serious enterprise at reform is unfolding in dramatic fashion in this country. Whether it will succeed will depend, to a great extent, on its leading edge, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III.

Posted: January 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Viewpoints | Read More »

October 1965: The shadow on Indonesia’s new democracy

By

There are parts of Jakarta that look almost lovely in the evening.  As we drive along glitzy Thamrin Boulevard to my hotel, the conversation almost inevitably drifts to events that shook this country over four decades ago. On October 5, 1965, the killings began in the immediate aftermath of a failed coup by renegade military […]

Posted: October 11th, 2011 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

The Crisis of Humanitarian Intervention

By

Events in Libya and Syria have again brought to the forefront the question of armed humanitarian intervention or the “responsibility to protect.” Our hearts all go out to the unarmed demonstrators seeking to bring down corrupt dictatorships that are a plague on their people. In Tunisia and Egypt, the people rose and deposed dictators on […]

Posted: September 8th, 2011 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Advertisement

News

  • Cancer survivors recall Flavier ‘Yosi Kadiri’ campaign
  • Wrong address exposes fake DENR certficate
  • Storm ‘Paeng’ expected to skirt PH–Pagasa
  • Binay can be ‘investigated, charged, tried, and even convicted’—Cayetano
  • Senate to look into Drilon project in Iloilo if formally asked by members
  • Sports

  • New Zealand coach Tab Baldwin eyed to replace Chot Reyes
  • James rediscovers touch to lead Cavs over Bulls in OT
  • Aces shoot lights out of Bolts, seize lead
  • A time to remember and reflect
  • Age-group wars fire off PCA Open
  • Lifestyle

  • Hello Kitty’s 40 years of cuteness and cool
  • Zombies take over London for Halloween
  • Cebu native Rendell Senining is out to prove he’s worthy of a spot in next year’s Bulldogs lineup
  • Dadap’s musical ‘Andres Bonifacio: Ang Dakilang Anak-Pawis’ to be presented anew
  • Gina and Racquel Pareño: Mother and daughter take to the stage
  • Entertainment

  • All tricks, no treats at horror fest
  • Beauty isn’t skin-deep for Angelica, Assunta and Angeline
  • Ending on anti-climax
  • Instant connection
  • Thespic showcase
  • Business

  • ‘Now is the best time to invest in PH’
  • Growth in money supply slowed in September
  • BPI opens office in Japan
  • Brokerage house remains bullish on property sector
  • PH turns over Angat hydro plant to K-Water
  • Technology

  • SC asked to create cybercrime courts
  • Focus on social listening
  • Co-creator of Android mobile software leaves Google
  • Smartphone sales lifted by emerging markets
  • Computers help search for the dead
  • Opinion

  • Poor and hungry
  • ‘Our place in Batangas’
  • Rizal on All Saints’ Day and dances with mortality
  • Editorial Cartoon, November 1, 2014
  • Inclusive corruption
  • Global Nation

  • Sueselbeck leaves, says sorry for ‘not being aware of political part’ of Laude slay
  • POEA warns OFWs against holding two visas
  • Marc Sueselbeck set to leave PH but wants to be back to monitor Laude case
  • Integration of terminal fees with air tickets suspended
  • Filipino grandpa, 2 family members slain in South Seattle murder-suicide
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement