By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
Day: March 11, 2014
Group slams fisheries law: We are 16 years a slave
In its updated paper entitled 16 years of Fisheries Code, Filipino Fisherfolk Still Fish in Troubled Waters, Pamalakaya asserted that Republic Act No. 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Law of 1998 failed to raise the standard of living of small fisherfolk and was very dismal in protecting marine and inland environment from destruction by corporate interests.
Aquino government rushing ‘upgrading,’ construction of military bases for US use
The Philippines is contributing to the spending requirement for the expansion here of US military facilities.
ERC to decide on another Meralco rate hike
Even as the Supreme Court has yet to decide on petitions against its November-December rate hike, Meralco is asking for the approval of a “provisional” hike, reasoning that the second tranche of the stalled rate hike is not covered by the high court’s TRO.