Ateneo de Davao University political science professor Ramon Beleno, told a recent forum on Understanding Pork, that “Napoles is not the center of this issue, but rather President Aquino on how he acts on this, and how he acts on his vast special funds.”
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“I’ll give you 48 hours from this (Thursday) afternoon. We would like to talk to you. We will wait. But after that we will issue the reward and have people look for you,” Duterte said.
By TYRONE A. VELEZ Davao Today Davao City– Police released results of their investigation saying that Monday’s cinema blasts came…
“They say there is no more pork or PDAF but why are congressmen and senators allowed to determine projects worth P 24 million? The mere fact that legislators each have P24M of hard projects practically at their disposal and there is no semblance of realignment on the president’s allocation, so far, is proof that the pork barrel still exists,” said Gabriela Partylist Representative Luzviminda Ilagan.
Davao City Police Chief Superintendent Ronaldo dela Rosa confirmed (the threats) and added that he had briefed SM Ecoland’s security team few days ago to tighten their watch because of information from intelligence of “terror” threats, but said this one “got away.”
“Mainit sila sa American brand (They hate American brand),” dela Rosa said.
“It’s frustrating how the government has handled the security, why the coasts weren’t secured and could not prevent the MNLF from entering,
and how they are handling the situation right now. We don’t know what areas are safe, which roads are secured and which establishments are
open,” a debater from the Ateneo de Zamboanga team said.
“The Moro question remains to be a complex problem and unless the roots of armed revolution are addressed and the Moro people’s right to self-determination is sincerely and genuinely upheld, it will pose as a gnawing wound in Philippine realpolitik,” said InPeace Mindanao chair Bishop Felixberto Calang IFI
WAITING FOR CUSTOMERS
This vendor along the Ponciano – San Pedro junction waits whole day for a customer to buy her wares of slippers and sandals. The city has enforced a rule on vendors to occupy one-third space along sidewalks to decongest traffic. (davaotoday.com photo by Tyrone A. Velez)
CDA board chair Abenir Labja slammed the decision as a “conspiracy” to dismantle electric cooperatives in favor of “big power players like Aboitiz, Pangilinan and San Miguel.”
President Aquino III’s announcement Friday that “it is time to abolish PDAF” or the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) spurred epicurean invectives from journalists, activists and academe all over social media. They’d rather call it by other edibles.