By REP. RAYMOND PALATINO Kabataan Partylist MANILA — There are “good” and “bad” leftists. “Good” leftists must belong to a…
By LUIS TEODORO At least one member of the Ampatuan clan seems to have recently discovered how important the media…
By the Policy Study, Publication and Advocacy (PSPA) Program | Center for People Empowerment in Governance (Cenpeg)
The more the economy is stagnant, the less its ability to create jobs, the more dependent government becomes on overseas labor deployment.
By FIDEL V. AGCAOILI Chairperson, Human Rights Committee National Democratic Front of the Philippines A sure sign that the Arroyo…
COMMENTARY | By Ibon Foundation
Contrary to the Arroyo government’s claims of a social payback in exchange for new tax measures, only 17 centavos out of every peso in revenues are allocated in next year’s budget for health, education and housing services. In the budget, funding for government hospitals was slashed by 12 percent. By contrast, the Department of National Defense will get thrice as much as the health department.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is not yet off the hook. She may have to face her day of reckoning as a private citizen, probably even before her term ends in 2010.
COMMENTARY | By Amirah Ali Lidasan
Who committed the beheading and why did the perpetrators commit such act is a very controversial and sensitive issue that should have been responded to with discretion rather than warmongering. For weeks, it is as if every Muslim has to answer for it.
What the European Union should do on killings
Commentary | Mas migrabe ug mitaas ang ihap sa mga kaso sa pagpanglapas sa tawhanong katungod sa niaging eleksyon. Kaylap ang black propaganda sa mga progresibong party-list. Kaylap usab ang harassment, pagpanghadlok ug pagpangbahad ang nasinati sa mga lider, miyembro ug tigsuporta niini sa tibuok rehiyon sa Caraga.
Commentary | That the House leadership traces its roots to the US-created Philippine Assembly of 1907 and not to the first Malolos Congress of 1898 is a testament to the colonial mindset that has characterized the institution for the last century. From 1907 till this day, Congress’s role has been to protect the narrow foreign and elite interests. Thus, it is one of the biggest hindrances to social reform and political modernization.