Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

How the World Bank broke its promise to protect the poor  WE are reposting this series of articles originally published on the microsite of the Huffington Post.  "Evicted and Abandoned" is an 11-month investigation by the International...

[caption id="attachment_18760" align="aligncenter" width="500"] PHOTO from Mei Magsino's Facebook page[/caption] By Julius D. Mariveles BAUAN, Batangas - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is looking at three possible theories behind the case...

[caption id="attachment_18760" align="aligncenter" width="500"] PHOTO from Mei Magsino's Facebook page[/caption] IF  Mei Magsino-Lubis' case is counted, she will be the 32nd journalist killed under the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino...

A FORMER correspondent of the Philippine Daily Inquirer was shot dead noontime today, April 13, 2015, in Batangas City. The Inquirer reported that a motorcycle-riding gunman shot dead Melinda "Mei" Magsino-Lubis, 41, in the village of Balagtas. She...

Peace Council for the BBL holds first meeting MEMBERS of a peace council created by Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III to raise public awareness on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law are buckling down to work after holding their first meeting...

IT all started with a tweet by a fashion designer who found the "yaya meals" being served at the exclusive Balesin Island Club as "offensive." Beyond the "yaya meals" issue, however, is something deeper. "The yaya phenomenon — women leaving their...

WE are reposting this article originally titled “Thailand's Gen. Prayut - a new 'predator of press freedom'" published on the Reporters Without Borders website on April 3, 2015. Media freedom has declined dramatically in Thailand in the ten months...