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Or is the poor vote a stupid vote? WHEN one is poor in the Philippines, it is supposed that one is also stupid. That's why the masa - the ignorant masses - are much sought after when elections are just around the corner. Their sheer numerical power...

FREEDOM of information advocates will meet with Speaker Feliciano Belmonte on Monday, October 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the House of Representatives to submit additional signatures of more than 35,000 individuals who have expressed support for the passage of a...

October 24, 2014 | In: General

A love affair with numbers

By Cong B. Corrales STRONG with words, weak with numbers. That, for the longest time, seems to be the stereotype of journalists. As PCIJ Executive Director Malou Mangahas says in jest, most reporters take up journalism because it only has one Math...

The blunders of a general ON WEDNESDAY, the Commission on Appointments conducted a hearing to confirm Army Col. Medardo Geslani’s promotion to brigadier general. However, Maguindanao Representative Zahid Mangudadatu also questioned the promotion....

Trick or treat? Army officials treated by CA as Halloween nears By Julius D. Mariveles and Cong B. Corrales “SCARY." "Dismaying.” “Disappointing.” “A threat to our freedoms.” Reactions flew hard and fast yesterday after the Commission...

International media groups slam jailing REPORTERS Without Borders said in a statement that the imposition of a two-year jail sentences of a court in the Rangoon suburb of Padeban, Burma, on each of the five members of the weekly Bi Mon Te Nay’s...

WHILE the preliminary investigation into the death of Jennifer Laude started only yesterday, October 21, in the Philippines, a separate virtual trial seems to have unfolded before the bar of public opinion on Facebook. Four Facebook pages have already...