July 30, 2015 | In: 2016 Elections, Access to Information, Civil Society, Cross Border, Culture, Disaster Aid, Health Issues, Human Rights, Public Health, The Economy, The Internet, Women, Youth and Education
THE WORLD’S POPULATION is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and exceed 11 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report.
The report, 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects, the 24th round of official UN...
July 28, 2015 | In: 2016 Elections, Access to Information, Bangsamoro, Campaign Finance, Civil Society, Congress Watch, Freedom of Information, Governance, Human Rights, Media, Noynoy Watch
FIVE YEARS AGO as president-elect, Benigno S. Aquino III promised to endorse, support, and push the passage of the Freedom of Information Act.
Five years hence as President, he has spurned his promise.
For over two hours, he delivered his...
By Rowena F. Caronan
FIVE YEARS AGO, when President Benigno S. Aquino III delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), he made specific policy promises on economic reforms and job creation – on top of his overall promise of change:...
July 27, 2015 | In: 2016 Elections, Access to Information, Campaign Finance, Civil Society, Congress Watch, Freedom of Information, Gloriagate, Governance, Jejomar C Binay, Media, Money Politics, Noynoy Watch
HE DELIVERS today his sixth and last State of the National Address.
But President Benigno S. Aquino III and the citizens he calls his "Boss" might do well to go back to script and check his "Social Contract with the Filipino People."
This, he said...
July 26, 2015 | In: Access to Information, Campaign Finance, Civil Society, Congress Watch, Freedom of Information, Governance, Human Rights, Jejomar C Binay, Journalist Killings, Media, Noynoy Watch
“ANG IPINANGAKO ko talaga is, during the 16th Congress. Bitayin ninyo ako kung matapos ito at hindi pa nakakapasa.”
[What I have promised was, during the 16th Congress (it will pass). When it ends and this does no pass, you can hang me."]
July 24, 2015 | In: 2016 Elections, Access to Information, Civil Society, Congress Watch, Freedom of Information, Governance, Investigative Reports, Jejomar C Binay, Media, Noynoy Watch
THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO is a church at the crossroads. It has been so for many years now, albeit in a benign and quiet way.
This week though, a rupture in the INC hierarchy broke out in the open. Two members of the family of the INC's founding patriarch...
July 18, 2015 | In: Access to Information, Civil Society, Data Journalism, Free Expression - Asia, Freedom of Information, Internet, Journalist Killings, Maguindanao Massacre, Media, Peace and Conflict
TINKER, TAILOR, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar-man, thief.
That is an ancient rhyme.
President, prime minister, statesman, strongman, leader, dealer, tyrant, thug?
That could well be a rhyme for our time.
In their own words, see...