Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

By Julius D. Mariveles LOCAL GOVERNMENT officials in Negros Occidental who were the first to issue a statement of support for President Benigno S. Aquino III over the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) are now bucking calls for a...

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...

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...

Agri producers, hog raisers call for probe on smuggling of “expired” imported meat PHILIPPINE agricultural producers and hog raisers called on national government officials to probe the alleged smuggling of at least six million kilos of...

HRW urges follow-up on other alleged rights violators By Julius D. Mariveles THE US-based Human Rights Watch urged President Benigno S. Aquino III to follow-up on the “extraordinary” arrest of retired Army major general and former Bantay...

Cong B. Corrales THE ARREST of former major general Jovito Palparan will bolster the cases filed against the ex-military official accused of a string of alleged human rights violations. The arrest came three years after Judge Teodora Gonzales of the...

By Ed Lingao THE MAN WHO, by his own account, was once considered "a weakling" who would not survive in the real world, had thought of himself as the necessary iron fist that would clear the country, not just of the communist New People's Army, but of...