Day: May 25, 2011

By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA – Human rights group Karapatan is dismayed over the reelection of the Philippines for a three-year term to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The Philippines obtained the second highest number of votes during the 65th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, May 20, This…

As of five days ago, the NFA awarded to the private sector the rights to import 660,000 metric tons out of the 860,000 metric tons of rice to be imported for the year, this despite news reports of sacks of rice rotting in NFA warehouses. And rice traders who import the rice would even be exempted from paying taxes.