Audit own intel funds, P-Noy told

MANILA, July 20, 2011—The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) asks the Aquino government to properly, transparently and completely audit the intelligence funds, amounting to P1.46 billion (US$34.05 million), which the Congress has approved last year. Fernando Hicap, Pamalakaya’s national chair, says that the President should inform the public how the said amount […]

Musings

It has been two years since this blog was born. Actually, it is not born out of necessity but out of envy. This reporter is envious with his friends who maintain beautiful, useful and insightful blogs. Since 2009, the public has been reading re-posts of the news and feature articles of this author, which appeared […]

KMU assails DOF’s plan to increase self-employed taxes

MANILA, July 16, 2011—Militant labor center, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) assails the Department of Finance’s (DOF) plan to increase the tax payment of workers, under self-employed and professional categories in order to beef up government funds. Joselito “Ka Lito” Ustarez, vice chair of the KMU said in a statement that the DOF, particularly the Bureau […]

Farmers start tilling in disputed Hacienda Luisita

MANILA—Hacienda Luisita farm-workers had taken the risk of tilling the 500-hectare land sold by the Hacienda Luisita, Inc. to the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. of the Yuchengcos, claiming that the land, since 1956, is theirs as they were the ones who toiled, from morning till dusk, just to make the HLI “alive.”

Govt urged to help pregnant OFW raped in Saudi

MANILA—Migrant workers’ watchdog, Migrante Middle-East (ME) asked the Philippine Government to quickly extend help to a Filipina, who was gang-raped in Saudi Arabia. “A very reliable source confirmed that, based on the police’s initial investigation, the rape-survivor had had her routine check up in one of the general clinics in Dammam. When she’s walking towards […]