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The Israeli Elections and Kadima’s Policy of Unilateral Withdrawal

Posted in The Gadfly by uniffors on the March 30th, 2006

The results of the March 28 elections in Israel are evaluated by the Gadfly in the context of Israel’s domestic politics as well as the Mideast peace process. He thinks that the election results in Palestine and Israel have led both sides to uneasily adjust to the new realities prior to another attempt to revive the peace process.
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“Paglahok sa Kutsabapalooza 2000”

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the March 29th, 2006

In his weekly column for Business Mirror, Manuel Buencamino takes a humorous look at the motive behind GMA’s participation in various conspiracies to overthrow President Estrada.

“She kutsaba-ed with two former presidents (one a female), the moderate left, the military, the trapos, civil society, and, political celibacy notwithstanding, a cardinal and most of his bishops(!). ”
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Under GMA, over 40 percent of CESOs are ineligible

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the March 29th, 2006

in this final installment of the Inquirer’s report on the civil service, Jerry Esplanada shows why the government operates like an employment agency
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AFP retirees find refuge in the civil service

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the March 28th, 2006

In part two of the Inquirer series, Jerry Esplanada reports on the alarming numbers of AFP retirees joining the civil service as political appointees.
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Abusing the power to appoint government employees

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the March 27th, 2006

This is the first of a three-part series by the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Mrs. Arroyo’s complete disregard for civil service rules and regulations.

This report is a must reading for all civil servants, specially those in career executive positions.
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A Drawn-out Struggle

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the March 26th, 2006

In BusinessWorld’s Yellow Pad, Filomeno Sta. Ana III, coordinator for Acion for Economic Reforms, tells us why overthrowing GMA might take a little more time and effort on our part. The war will be long and hard but there are a million little ways of fighting it.
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MILITARY INTERVENTION: DEFINITELY A CURE WORSE THAN THE DISEASE

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the March 25th, 2006

This article by Walden Bello appeared in Business World, March 24, 2006, and http://inq7.net, March 25, 2006. It is worth reading
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Rural Unrest in China

Posted in The Gadfly by uniffors on the March 23rd, 2006

The Gadfly thinks that the impressive macroeconomic performance of China hides some dysfunctional elements that threaten to slow down the country’s economic growth and reduce its international influence. He discusses the unrest in the countryside and reports on Beijing’s plans to turn the worsening situation around.
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The Worm Turns

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the March 23rd, 2006

In today’s Business Mirror article, Manuel Buencamino makes fun of Malacanan encouraging a Senate investigation, a Lupita Kashiwahara movie, and GMA reading law books.
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Arroyo and Thaksin, More Similarities

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the March 21st, 2006

This editorial from Thailand’s leading English language paper shows some more similarities between Thaksin and Arroyo
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