MANNY PACQUIAO is busy these days. The Pambansang Kamao or the Pacman, as he is popularly known in the Philippines, is headed for California this week to promote the documentary film “Manny,” which, you guessed it, is about his rise as a boxer.
BARELY a week into the year and another journalist is slain in the Philippines. As the world mourns the brutal attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, here in the Philippines the reign of the culture of impunity continues to claim the lives of journalists.
INTERNATIONAL journalists groups and freedom of expression advocates condemned the brutal shooting that killed 12 people at the editorial headquarters of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Wednesday.
A log ban and a number of laws have been in place for decades to restore the forests, but the absence of a coherent policy on forest management has resulted in various forms of land conversion that continue to drive deforestation at an alarming rate.