The arrival in the country of ex-agriculture secretary Cito Lorenzo, at face value, is a positive development in the country’s desire to finally resolve the fertilizer scam that has already hounded us for more than six years. We shall see Continue reading A Slow Construction?
We have heard several descriptions for what took place today: historic, a new chapter, a new beginning, a new era. The Filipino nation is filled with a renewed sense of hope and optimism brought about by the inauguration of President Continue reading A New Administration, A New Chapter
It’s a new school year again, and as expected, we have seen the same problems — a lack of classrooms, teachers, textbooks, etc. With a new administration coming in, we, of course, have a wish list for the country’s educational Continue reading New School Year, Same Woes and Wishes
The Freedom of Information Bill, had it been ratified by the House of Representatives and signed into law would have made journalists’ jobs easier, particularly when uncovering and helping curb corruption. At face value, this would be the immediate benefit Continue reading A Disgrace Called the 14th Congress
Here in the Philippines, it has been widely accepted that the battle for supremacy for television news is a battle among ABS-CBN, GMA-7, and more recently, TV5. The government stations, NBN-4, RPN-9, and IBC-13 have been out of the radar Continue reading Noynoy, Gloria, and Government TV
Noynoy Aquino may not have been officially proclaimed the new president yet, but are we already getting an glimpse of what his first few weeks and months will be like? This question is asked because of pronouncements made by him Continue reading Noynoy Aquino: Starting off on the wrong foot?