“Such intolerance for dissenting views is totally unacceptable coming from the Spokesperson of the President of a putatively democratic republic.” – ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio
Day: August 30, 2013
Progressive groups slam ‘special treatment’ on Napoles, urge vigilance against whitewash
“There is a perception now that this latest incident on the Napoles saga will be followed by a ‘political witch hunt,’ with Napoles as the main weapon, against members of the opposition and other personalities not aligned with the interest of the Aquino administration.”– Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate
Court orders release of security guard tagged as rebel leader
In its decision, the Court of Appeals noted inconsistencies and lies in the statements of the police and the military.
Damage control, twisted logic
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat Perspective | Bulatlat.com The August 26 Luneta protest activity attended by tens to hundreds of thousands from all walks of life has jolted the Aquino administration. It is now in a quandary on what to do with the pork barrel, which it is trying to repackage, and how to save its…
With planned MRT, LRT fare hike, public to ‘subsidize’ profits of private concessionaires – RILES Network
Citing financial statements culled from past public consultations with DOTC and train operators, RILES Network said the real cost of a single ride ticket, which already covers the maintenance and operation, is only P9.50 ($0.21). What the government has been “subsidizing” is the difference between the current fare and the P60 ($1.35) per passenger fare it guaranteed to private concessionaires.