A few weeks ago, government chief peace negotiator Alex Padilla was quoted in a news report saying Facebook is “pushing rebels into oblivion.” According to him, rebellious young people are now venting their sentiments on Facebook and thus has curtailed the pool of new recruits of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army. Left alone, he said, the insurgency would eventually die a natural death and the role of the peace talks today is to speed up that process.
Since the start of the year, oil pump prices have increased 11 times; diesel for a total of P8.10 per liter, P6.10 per liter for gasoline, and P7.50 per liter for kerosene. Prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) have also increased three times since March
The Aquino government today announced its plans to privatize major social service infrastructures LRT1 and MRT3. Also, it is putting up for grabs the construction contracts of three new toll ways: one connecting the SLEX (Southern Luzon Expressway) and NLEX (Northern Luzon Expressway), an extension
Up to now, more than 6 months after being sworn into office, the Noynoy Aquino government still has not filed a single case against former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Recently, the Aquino government has announced that it is drafting another EO to revive the Truth
As organized youth groups and student leaders prepare for heightened struggle and greater political participation this year, it would be helpful to recall how the youth engaged in politics and rocked the nation in 2010. Let us look back at some of the top youth
Last December 3, the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) announced that informal peace negotiations have started, and that formal peace talks are to resume on February in Oslo, Norway. To show the sincerity and goodwill of both sides in
(Part of an article published on blogwatch.ph) Is there a budget cut for SUCs in the 2011 Aquino budget? Yes. Aquino said it himself in his budget message to congress last August 24, 2010: “We allocated P23.4 billion to 112 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)
In his statement in response to protests against state universities and colleges (SUCs) cuts, President Noynoy Aquino appealed to critics to “also look at the budget of Department of Education.” This was also his response to the student protesters during his 100 days townhall meeting.
Last October 19, President Noynoy Aquino issued a statement regarding the proposed cuts in the education budget for 2011. This was a response to the the wave of protest activities by students and youth groups vs the proposed cuts in spending for state schools. The
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