Archive for the ‘Free Expression – Asia’ Category

PRIVATE PROSECUTORS involved in the Ampatuan massacre case are protesting a decision by the Justice Department to end the presentation of evidence in the multiple murder case, warning that this was premature and driven by political...

by Cong B. Corrales and Julius D. Mariveles While members of Congress, guests and foreign dignitaries clapped their hands to a melodramatic State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III, Filipinos from different walks of...

PRESIDENT BENIGNO S. AQUINO III delivered his fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address Monday amid moves to impeach him for his administration's controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), portions of which were declared...

ON THE EVE OF President Benigno S. Aquino III's fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, youth groups called on the President to finally make an unequivocal statement of support for the long-delayed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill when he...

MALACANANG on Friday renewed its commitment to ensure the passage of the long-delayed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill before the term of President Benigno S. Aquino III's term ends in 2016, claiming the final FOI version would have even more unique...

IF THE controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is meant to fund urgent, high-impact projects, why spend for such things as stem cell research instead of hospital beds? The question was raised by Senator Nancy Binay during the Senate...

ALL POST-MARCOS Presidents have made use of a mechanism similar to the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) that was declared partly unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad told a Senate committee on...