Archive for the ‘Civil Society’ Category

By Cong B. Corrales THE STORM surges and strong winds have long been gone but people in areas hardest hit by super typhoon Haiyan last year still continue to rebuild their shattered lives. And women are finding it more difficult than men, burdened...

The people's initiative versus pork barrel in all forms By Julius D. Mariveles 'The pen is mightier than the pork." - Inday Espina-Varona, Scrap Pork network "This is not right, we must do something." Renato Reyes, Bayan secretary-general “When...

THE PEOPLE’S initiative versus the pork barrel might fail if the current Commission on Elections will count the votes during a referendum for the approval of a law that would ban the fund. This was the warning of Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz, one...

IT WAS a gathering repeated over and over again for the past 57 months. This time, on the grounds of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines office in Quezon City, Philippines, journalists, families and friends of the victims of the Ampatuan...

By Cong B. Corrales AN ONLINE petition started last year calling on Philippine government officials to ride the trains has again been making the rounds on the Internet. This, in the wake of another accident that injured dozens of commuters when a...

THE WORD "memory" traces its roots to the Latin word "memoria" and "memor," meaning "mindful" or "remembering." It is defined as the human brain's ability to "encode, sort, retain, and subsequently recall information and past experiences." The website...

A MAJORITY or 53 percent of Filipinos consider the Senate investigation into the pork barrel scam to be "not fair" because "only those not allied with the current administration are being investigated and charged." In contrast, only 30 percent of...