For the MILF peace panel, the signing of the annex to the peace agreement was a matter of sacrificing for peace.
Day: February 15, 2014
One billion rise for justice
“The three issues of injustices namely, Aquino’s criminal neglect of victims of calamities, his neo-liberal policies that result in high prices of basic goods and utilities, and government’s unabated corruption, served to further push women and their families deeper into the quagmire of poverty,” said Joms Salvador, secretary general of Gabriela.
‘Culture of impunity remains unbroken’ — German network
“To address impunity, it’s not enough to pass laws. Laws have to be enforced. They have to work in a way that the rights of the people who do not have economic power are protected.”
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld IF UNITED STATES President Obama and his Wall Street patrons would have their way, US troops, warships and aircraft will soon be pre-stationed (read: permanently based) in Philippine territory from where they will be routinely launched, as in the Cold War era, on missions of death and destruction to…
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld NO, this isn’t about Benigno Aquino III’s latest love object this Valentine’s Day, but about the jobless. The President of the Philippines, who’s been crowing over the 7.2% growth of the economy, was described in one broadsheet account early this week as “baffled” by the rise in…
Obama’s ‘secret war’ and diplomacy game plan
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “So whenever you look at what we say publicly, it’s always about maintaining the peace, the stability that’s critical to prosperity in the region but also urging all the claimants, including China, to follow… rules and international law.” The quote is from Scot Marciel,…
Is education at PUP still for the poor?
“Although the tuition has not increased, with the additional fees being imposed other than the miscellaneous fees we pay every enrollment, studying even at PUP is becoming more expensive.”
Education becoming more prohibitive as more schools to hike tuition, fees
“To deny students of the right to education is synonymous to denying them the right to a better future.”
SIDEBAR STORY | Is education at PUP still for the poor?