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Peace in Mindanao

Peace in Mindanao

The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the rebel group Muslim Independent Liberation Front (MILF) have signed the last of documents on the proposed Bangsamoro state in the Muslim-dominated areas in Mindanao, bouying hopes for the elusive long-term peace in the region. The United States and even United Nations Secretary General Ban […]

Natural and political calamities

Natural and political calamities

It’s only the first month of the year and a wide area in Mindanao and the Visayas have been battered by continuous rains triggering floods and landslides that resulted so far to 48 dead and 65 people missing and big losses to agriculture and infrastructures. In the political front, Philippine political leaders continue to unleash […]

Officials’ performance ratings

Officials’ performance ratings

Once again, a pollster or research group has come out with results of its latest survey indicating a continuing downslide in the performance and popularity ratings of top Philippine government officials led by President Benigno S. Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay. Of the two officials, the survey by Pulse Asia showed that it […]

‘Corruption’ in Samar, Leyte

‘Corruption’ in Samar, Leyte

With thousands of survivors of super typhoon Yolanda still reeling from the unexpected devastation that fell on them, with no houses and means of livelihood, another tragedy seems to have struck them with allegations of corruption in the construction of their temporary shelters or bunkhouses.   While Secretary Rogelio Singson of the Department of Public […]

Hoping for the best this New Year

Hoping for the best this New Year

Problems or no problems, we should all welcome the New Year with hopes for the better. This is the sentiment of nine out of 10 Filipinos expressed in a Social Weather Station survey. Even the country’s top officials led by President Benigno S. Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay are hopeful that more will […]

For PHL, time to rebuild

For PHL, time to rebuild

Every day bodies are found among debris left by super typhoon Yolanda in Leyte and Samar as relief operations and rehabilitation efforts are intensified. At press time, the death toll from the typhoon has climbed to 5,500 and the number of missing also rose to 1,757. Authorities have also placed the damage to properties, infrastructures […]

Chaos or progress in PHL

Chaos or progress in PHL

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno has warned of a possible chaos and military intervention if President Aquino and Congress will not abolish the billions of pesos of taxpayers money called the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and lately added with the Development Acceleration Program (DAP). Knowing fully well that the President will not […]

Help the quake victims

Help the quake victims

Disasters and natural calamities like earthquakes, typhoons and floods come in like a thief in the night and full of surprises. This is what happened in Bohol, Cebu and nearby provinces. While people were doing their early morning chores, a strong earthquake rocked the Visayan islands and caused untold destruction on roads, bridges, town halls, […]

All signs for PHL are up

All signs for PHL are up

All signs are up leading to a robust economy and big leap to growth next year and the coming years for the Philippines. The Washington D.C.-based World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), whose headquarters is in Mandaluyong City, for instance, are one in giving upwards growth forecast for the Philippines for 2013 and […]

Obama in Manila

Obama in Manila

United States President Barack Obama is scheduled to make his first ever visit to the Philippines on October 11 and 12 and presumably his first time to set foot in Malacanang to meet with Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III. The President will make the trip after attending the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Leaders Summit in […]

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Media Kit 2010

Media Kit

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