OPINION: What’s withLagunaLake?

The largest freshwater lake in the Philippinesis on the spotlight as the Baggerwerken Decloedt en Zoon (BDC), a Belgian firm offering maintenance dredging, port construction and development, and land reclamation had filed a case against the Philippine Government before the Washington, D.C.-based International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. What’s the reason? President Benigno C. […]

Urban poor in Tondo to protest impending demolition

“Within the first 100 days of P-noy (Pres. Aquino’s alias given by the media) in the Palace, significant numbers of demolition incidents and dislocation of urban poor families occurred. Instead of establishing a government that is building lives and communities, it seems that the Aquino administration is serving as vehicle to further destruct and destroy the pillars of our society,” says urban poor leader Joy Lumawod of the Tondo Foreshoreland People’s Alliance in a statement.

Fisherfolks ask Congress to repeal Aurola Eco-Zone law

Members of the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) appealed to lawmakers to repeal Republic Act No. 9490, the law that creates the Aurora Special Economic Zone Authority (Aseza) as it will displace thousands of peasants, indigenous peoples, and small fishermen.

Suspensiyon sa mandatoryong Pag-IBIG membership, ikinatuwa ng OFWs

Ikinagalak ng grupong Migrante Middle East ang desisyon ni Pangalawang Pangulong Jejomar C. Binay na suspendihin ang kautusan ng Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) na mandatoryong pagpapamiyembro ng mga overseas Filipino worker (OFW) sa Home Mutual Development Fund o mas kilala sa tawag na Pag-IBIG Fund.

SPECIAL REPORT ON GAMBLING: Fisherfolks to join force with Church vs. gambling

Militant fisherfolks under Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya sa Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) is willing to join force with the Roman Catholic Church in the crusade against “Las Vegasnization” of the Philippines.

BAHAY: Why Juan and Maria de la Cruz are homeless in the Philippines

The Philippines’ National Shelter Project’s success requires a favorable environment for housing finance. Thus, the government must ensure the financial health of state-owned housing finance institutions, and encourage the entry of housing microfinance institutions, including foreign-based microfinance. – Ballestero, 2010