Month: May 2011

“There are too many people in the Palace; there is the executive secretary and the Presidential Management Staff (PMS). The chief of staff position is a bit problematic because they have to define the authority of the position.” Satur Ocampo

Sidebar: Roxas appointment signals continuation of failed globalization policies

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Main Story: Roxas appointment, an asset or liability to the Aquino government? MANILA – Representative of the 1st district of Capiz City, secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, and senator are just some of the positions held by Manuel Roxas II, who packaged himself as Mr. Palengke.…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis When Pagasa announced, early this week, that typhoon Chedeng might hit the country, local government officials frantically inspected and dredged rivers, canals, and drainage systems. They readied rubber boats and set up an emergency communication system. President Aquino called on his administration to aim for zero casualty. The people living near…

“The killings of Rudy and his son Rudyric Dejos in Sta. Cruz and of Santos Manrique in Pantukan brought into the limelight the real face of Oplan Bayanihan and revealed what was concealed in the peace and development coating of the Aquino administration’s continuation of the wicked legacy of past counterinsurgency programs,” the mission said in a statement.

Sidebar: Resistance to mining exploration gave rise to rights violations

According to the study made by the NUSP, since 2001, the national average tuition rate per unit increased by 94.72 percent. From the average of P257.41 per unit in A.Y. 2001-2002, the average tuition rate almost doubled to P501.22 for A.Y. 2010-2011. Meanwhile, in the National Capital Region where most universities and colleges are located, average tuition rate increased by 102.7 percent.

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…