Is Paolo Duterte campaigning this early?

Feb 12, 2008

Early Bird? This barangay ID card, which contains the photo and personal information (such as address, blood type, height, SSS, TIN and contact numbers) of the holder is already being distributed in the city barangays of Catalunan Grande and Wilfredo Aquino. The cards issued to residents include the photo of Paolo Duterte, the president of the Association of Barangay Councils and son of the city mayor. Kadamay, the urban-poor group, urged the young Duterte to recall the ID and stop the implementation of the barangay ID system, saying that it raises privacy concerns and violates civil liberties. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

In Tagum forum, soldiers surf for porn as Gonzales speaks

Feb 08, 2008

HOT SPOT. These soldiers had a grand time browsing pornographic websites during the first day of the Local Peace and Security Assembly (LPSA) in Tagum City’s Bulwagan ng Lalawigan on Thursday, while National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales was delivering a speech. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo attended the event the next day. The soldiers managed to go online because the venue had been turned into a wifi hotspot for the event. Click here for more photos. (davaotoday.com photo)

How Davao folk view Nograles’s rise as House speaker

Feb 07, 2008

While some came up with a wish-list of what they expect him to do as the new Speaker of the House, others say they’re not expecting anything at all, considering that he has been a staunch administration ally, and that, in the past, he hardly spoke on issues that could hurt the administration.

The rise of Prospero Nograles

Feb 05, 2008

Davao City Rep. Prospero Nograles has been chosen the new speaker of the House of Representatives after out-maneuvering the camp of Jose de Venecia. The Davao City native, a true-blue Atenean, has come a long way, indeed.

But who is he? What makes him tick? Why is he considered a “lapdog” of the president? Here are some clues.

The ‘strong peso’ and the folly of OFW export

Feb 03, 2008

Addressing the impact of the lowering peso value requires more than the mitigating measures government has so far implemented, including the hedge fund set up by the DBP, and Malacaangs fiscal stimulus program.

Gabriela slams AFP’s move to militarize mining communities

Feb 02, 2008

Gabriela solon Luz Ilagan cited the evacuation of 12 lumad communities in November last year due to military operations intended to protect mining explorations around the Andap Valley complex, the second largest coal deposit in the country, where Chinese mining corporations have investments.