By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – President Benigno S. Aquino III finally gave the green light for the Malacañang version of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill. According to a report, Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) said at a news briefing Thursday: “In our discussions…
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Ethical and professional issues so beset the Philippine media that hardly a month passes without some controversy erupting over how a media organization covered or commented on an event, and/or discharged its entertainment function. The flaws of media coverage have sometimes been lethal enough to kill people,…
U.P. kilos and tulong kabataan(Photo by Jhun Dantes)
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“Not only is it a dishonor, it is also an injustice to our teachers to teach amid conditions of scarcity and slave-like compensation. This is something that President Aquino should have learned in his years of study in Ateneo.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan
By Giovanni Tapang, PhD Bulatlat.com The leading scientific journals usually have a year end issue that summarizes the year that was in science. Science magazine has hailed the AIDS treatment therapy study HPTN 052 of Myron Cohen and collaborators as its Breakthrough of the Year. This clinical study showed lowered infection rates of HIV-1 (by…
By MARYA SALAMAT
So far, the most bitterly criticized euphemism for military solution in the name of Oplan Bayanihan against the Bangsamoro people was the ad-inspired “all-out justice” launched last October. Based on a fact-finding report, it is, in reality, an all-out war.
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star As we wind up 2011, we find some grounds to be guardedly optimistic that in 2012 our people’s long-hobbled quest for justice can gain momentum on two fronts: against graft and corruption in high places, and against impunity from wanton human rights violations. Former…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
In 2011, rights group Karapatan – National Capital Region has monitored at least one case of demolition a month, which more or less translates to at least three families losing their homes everyday due to demolition.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“If he is not guilty, why does he hide? He has to have the courage to face the truth.” – Mrs. Concepcion Empeño
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Undermining [of previous agreements] is the strongest evidence that the Aquino regime has no desire or intention to engage in serious peace negotiations to address the roots of the armed conflict.” — NDFP peace panel chairman Luis Jalandoni