Archive for March, 2006

A 1997 ruling of the Supreme Court remains the chief stumbling block to current efforts to have the 1987 Constitution amended through a people's initiative. The Supreme Court made it clear today that sans an enabling law that must first be passed by...

March 29, 2006 · Posted in: In the News

Who was responsible for Jolo bombing?

AT a little after 1 p.m. on Monday, a bomb exploded at a store run by the Sulu multipurpose-cooperative, a business set up by the Notre Dame fathers of Jolo and now owned by teachers and other government employees. At least five people were left dead and...

FILIPINOS are divided on whether it is right to amend the Constitution now: 48 percent don’t consider it right while 43 percent think it is, according to Pulse Asia. Pulse Asia’s latest survey said, however, the percentage of Filipinos in support of...

ABOUT a thousand librarians from around the world have gathered in Manila from March 25 to 30, 2006 for the 13th general conference of the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL) at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Ortigas Center in Mandaluyong...

LAWYERS' groups are claiming that the current drive to gather signatures in nationwide barangay assemblies for a petition to amend the 1987 Constitution through a people's initiative has the imprint of Malacañang all over it. Citing the eight-page...

March 27, 2006 · Posted in: In the News, Media

Tiongco strikes again

SOUND engineer Jonathan Tiongco filed this morning five counts of libel against PCIJ executive director Sheila Coronel and counsel Sandra Olaso-Coronel, following their appearance in a Senate hearing on March 14. Tiongco also sued nine...

SAYING they had used "excessive force" and violated the basic rights of the inmates to life and dignity, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has recommended that police officers be criminally investigated for their assault on a prison in Camp Bagong Diwa...