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. […]

Don’t pay Belgian dredging firm, P-Noy told

MANILA, Sept. 27, 2011—Militant fisherfolk group, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), urged the Benigno C. Aquino III government not to pay the Belgian firm hired to do the dredging of the 90,000-hectare (222,394.843 acres) Laguna Lake in Luzon.

Suspension of Juvenile Justice Law, immature—group

MANILA, September 14, 2011—Akap-Bata Partylist assails the proposed suspension of the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Law (Republic Act 9344) as the Philippine Legislature has to decide whether to lower the age of criminal liability from 15 years old to nine and had said that it will just aggravate the bourgeoning problem of child abuse. […]

Youth groups protest education budget cuts

MANILA, August 4, 2011—As second semester of the Academic Year 2011 – 2012  is at nigh, different student and youth groups trooped the Congress today to press the lawmakers to increase the budget in education and to stop the slashing off the budget allocated for state universities and colleges (SUCs). 

Flaws in CCT implementation proof of flawed program itself—KMU

MANILA—The flaws in the implementation of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is actually the reflection of the flawed program itself. Lito Ustarez, executive vice chair of the labor center, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) said in a statement that the Aquino government is wrong in thinking that the 4Ps […]

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 […]

Badyet ng DOH para sa 2011 namumurong matapyas

Taliwas sa naunang pa­ngako ng Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III na bibigyang-halaga nito ang kalusugan nina Maria at Juan dela Cruz, bawas na pondo para sa pampublikong mga ospital ang nasasaad sa inihaing panukalang badyet nito sa taong 2011. Ito ang naging obserbasyon ng IBON Foundation, Inc. isang indipendiyenteng ahensiya sa pananaliksik. “Ang aytem sa […]