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Monday, March 1, 2021

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14th Congress buying 350 tables, chairs for 15th Congress for P8M

WHAT SECRET or secrets of the House of Representatives under Speaker Prospero Nograles would escape public scrutiny, amid Congress’s failed effort to ratify the Freedom of Information Act last Friday? Many have asked that question after noting that Nograles himself...

Old-style politics, ads score win, ruin of party-list groups

IN A move that bewildered political analysts, 66 party-list groups went the way of mainstream political organizations during the three-month campaign period for the recently concluded polls and placed tri-media ads worth a total of P597.54 million, based on...

Right to information enables right to life, land, livelihood

THE URBAN poor evicted from their homes. The workers who were suddenly retrenched. The farmers who lost their land to a politician’s real estate firm. The indigenous peoples who were displaced by big mining projects. Journalists who were unable...

Filipino migrant workers getting the ire of Australian union

by Marie Rea BS Dev Com UPLB'81 A few months ago, there was an article in "The Australian" newspaper about some 70 Filipino workers in an iron ore project in the Pilbara being retained after sacking 54 of its Australian workers. Naturally,...

Boto Boto Pick

AIKA PASCUAL Isang araw na lang, gaganapin na ang kauna-unahang national automated elections. Sa susunod na linggo, makikilala na natin ang susunod na presidente ng mahal nating Pilipinas, at ang mga desisyon ng taong ‘to eh maaaring makapagpabago ng buhay...

Love, not just political revolution

By ANGELI C. ALBA As the Philippines' national election nears, the calls for change and political revolution is growing in intensity. The candidates pledge that they will be the answer to the Philippines' problems—Senator Benigno Aquino III is promising no...
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Falling in and out of love in Australia: Philippine law on foreign marriage, divorce and annulment

Filipinos are citizens of the world, and they figure in all sorts of complex situations with foreign elements. One...
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