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Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso is facing a campaign overspending complaint that may go to court. But it has been almost 10 years since he spent more than the limit and five years since the preliminary investigation, raising concerns about the poll body’s heavy backlog and a possible violation of the right to a speedy disposition of the case.

Big donors who gave P10 million to P20 million accounted for only 19% of Vice President Leni Robredo’s campaign funds for the May 2022 presidential elections. The rest came from a long list of relatively small donors.

The refusal of both owners or buyers and farmers to farm idle lands has provided an opening for real estate developers. Many farmers, already in their mid-50s to 60 years old, have been forced to sell their lands because no heirs would like to continue the ‘hard labor’ of farming.

The P35-billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway, a project billed as a solution to the traffic gridlock in Cavite and Laguna provinces, has hastened the decline of agriculture in the city of Imus, where light industries and rapid urbanization have displaced farming.