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Despite the serious travel advisories from 7 foreign embassies and warning from a local terrorism think-tank that terrorist threats in the Philippines, particularly in Metro Manila, were imminent, the Philippine government downplayed those advisories and questioned the credibility of a think-tank to make warning. The military establishment even denied the clear and present danger of terrorist threat in the city, arguing that the information from which the travel advisories was based was raw and not yet validated.

Posted on January 31, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

By Jose Manuel I. Diokno
Impunity is insidious; it eats at our reverence for life until we become numb to violence and inured to death. It tears at the very fabric of society by showing us that life is cheap; that fighting for justice is dangerous; and that those who kill in the name of the State are a law unto themselves.

Posted on October 5, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

Encroaching on our legitimate and rightful work to determine if there are sufficient grounds to impeach Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez is a clear disrespect by the Supreme Court.

Posted on October 4, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

This document is based on the preliminary findings of the Fourth Philippine Preogress Report on the Millinnium Development Goals as of July 2010. Prepared by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.

Posted on October 3, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Downloads

What is different for the Aquino administration is the extraordinarily high levels of support, and
consequent expectations, of ordinary Filipinos. Public opinion polling during the elections showed unprecedented levels of trust in Aquino. This is his political capital.

Posted on September 14, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

I call on our esteemed Justices of the Supreme Court to honor and uphold the mandates of the Constitution, as the last bulwark of our democracy and as the final arbiter of all constitutional issues.

Posted on August 20, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

What’s wrong with outgoing Gov. Joel Reyes hosting the chief magistrate and company at his home? On Thursday and Friday last week, the Philippine Judicial Academy gathered justices and judges in the capital city of Palawan for a training-seminar on environmental law. The topic and the venue were a perfect match—where else would it have [...]

Posted on June 29, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

By VERA FILES If you think party-list representatives are as poor as their marginalized constituents, better think again. Many party-list representatives are in fact even richer than some district congressmen. Of the 21 out of the 55 party-list representatives who submitted their Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Networth for 2008, 18 are millionaires. Topping [...]

Posted on March 30, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Current Events

By SOLIMAN M. SANTOS JR. As a peace advocate who has considered Muslim Mindanao as my second region (after Bicol), I join so many others in their shock at and condemnation of what is now called the Maguindanao Massacre of 23 November 2009. I likewise express sympathies for the close relatives and friends of those [...]

Posted on November 30, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

By NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS OF THE PHILIPPINES Former President Joseph Estrada is barking up the wrong tree by including editors and reporters of the Philippine Daily Inquirer in the libel suit he has filed against taipan Alfonso Yuchengco, who claimed Estrada had forced him to sell his shares in the Philippine Long Distance Telephone [...]

Posted on September 18, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Inbox

Call centers still offer high-paying jobs amid the global slowdown, but work-related stress and ill-health are rife among workers, leading many to quit

Posted on May 1, 2009   |   CATEGORY:
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