Archive for the ‘Civil Society’ Category

A PHILIPPINE anti-graft court has recently dismissed for lack of merit a petition by Sen. Jinggoy Estrada to prevent the garnishment of his properties in relation to a P184-million plunder charge filed against him by the Ombudsman, the Philippine Daily...

We are reposting this article originally published on the blog on March 30, 2014 .  THE SIGNING of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro is a milestone event, but like all significant events, it is never to be taken in a vacuum. Decades of...

EXACTLY a year ago today, the peace panels of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in Malacañang Palace. President Benigno S. Aquino III and MILF chairman Al Haj...

[caption id="attachment_18671" align="aligncenter" width="500"] PRESIDENT BENIGNO S. AQUINO III as he delivers his speech during the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) – Coke Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR)...

We are reposting this article published on April 15, 2014 about the challenges being faced by the sugar industry in Negros Occidental. CUARESMA or Holy Week is the time when Filipinos reflect on the agony of Jesus Christ. It is also the time when the...

MILF Report on Mamasapano Incident by Julius...

LABOR SEC. Rosalinda Baldos announced last week the P15 pay hike for workers in the National Capital Region. Baldos, who also chairs the National Wages and Productivity Commission, said it would be the 19th increase since Republic Act 6828 or the Wage...