Gun Ban For All

As a necessary precaution for the upcoming national elections, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) gun ban was put into effect last night. And in a span of just a few hours, they have apprehended a total of eighteen violators. If this rate continues, we could hope for a peaceful election for once. But that dream […]

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A Wrong Mentality

With the elections¬† just months away, the front-runners for the presidential race are determined in the surveys. And unsuprisingly, Ninoy Aquino’s only son, Noynoy Aquino, ranks first among other bets. Ever since his mother, the late Corazon Aquino, passed away last August the masses have called on Noynoy to become president.¬†Proclaiming an all-new people power. […]

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Too Much ‘Pork’

As another year comes, another budget proposal comes along it as well. For fiscal year 2010, Congress is proposing a P1.541T budget. Much more than last year’s, but that’s not really the problem here. Apparently, around P65B of the money which was supposed to be for debt service has been diverted to pork barrel funds. […]

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Outmuscling the detention facility’s weak security, suspected Muslim rebels freed thirty-one detainees of the Basilan provincial jail. Of the 31, about ten were Abu Sayaff militants and about three were Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters. And to make matters worst, one of the MILF escapees was a notorious commander who was one of the […]

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The Spirit that Lived On

After 26 years of incarceration, all remaining ten of the 14 soldiers convicted for the Aquino-Galman double murder case have been released after their sentences were communed by the President. Much to the disappointment of the Aquino family and Ninoy Aquino supporters all over the world. For them, it was Arroyo’s way of getting back […]

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Corrupting the World Bank

Tarnishing the image of the country anew, the World Bank recently discovered an anomaly in a road project bidding. The said bidding was allegedly rigged. Just another discouragement to foreign and local lenders who would have been interested in investing in development projects in the Philippines. In addition, the bank blacklisted seven companies, three local […]

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Blogger-activists suspended from school

In local news, the Quezon City Science High School (QCSHS) have suspended four student-bloggers who criticized their school’s principal in their blog. The principal has also ordered the closing of two of the school’s publications, Electron and Banyuhay. The blog contained articles and photos of the school principal’s policies about irregular lunch hours and required […]

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