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The growing number of fatalities at the Hanjin shipyard reveals government’s weak capacity to enforce safety standards in the workplace

Posted on May 1, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy, In-Depth, Investigations, Social Welfare

In a third-class town with a sizeable population of indigenous peoples, the local government balances the different tribal customs in administering justice

Posted on October 1, 2008   |   CATEGORY:

After almost a decade of assessment, consultations, and planning, it’s time for the real thing. By CRISELDA YABES By 2011, a year after President Arroyo’s term ends, an era of reform shall have started in the defense sector. If the Philippine Defense Reform (PDR) Program will be able to keep up with its tight timetable, [...]

Posted on September 10, 2008   |   CATEGORY: Hot Seat

Officers should get a star not just for their battle scars but for their role in social development. By CRISELDA YABES In a recent series of seminars on conflict management, Marine officers in Mindanao reached a consensus: the battlefield is now in the hearts and minds of people. Soldiers can no longer be mindless fighting [...]

Posted on September 3, 2008   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth

Retired Lieutenant-General Jacinto Ligot, a former Armed Forces of the Philippines comptroller accused along with six family members before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly amassing P135 million in unexplained wealth, has offered to turn over P21 million in assets to the government in exchange for withdrawal of an ill-gotten wealth lawsuit. Read the full story on [...]

Posted on March 20, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

By MICHAELA CABRERA Mexico City, one of the most beautiful post-colonial cities in the world, offers a rich heritage FILIPINO TIES with Mexico go a long way back, long, long before a Pacquiao-Morales fight brought their two flags to the same boxing ring. In the 1500s, Mexico and the Philippines served one flag as colonies [...]

Posted on January 1, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Travel

By RAPHAEL BARTHOLOMEW Telenovela fever hits the superpower THE TELEVISION show has a simple premise. It’s a Cinderella story about a woman who seems to have nothing going for her. She’s lower class. She’s unattractive. One look at her crooked smile, outdated hairstyle and mismatched outfits is enough to induce shudders. Yet the character has [...]

Posted on January 1, 2007   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth

By ARIANNE CHAN in Pangasinan SPEAKER JOSE de Venecia Jr.’s ferocious push for charter change through a constituent assembly could be driven partly by local politics: he faces a serious challenge in his own congressional district. If the elections will push through in May next year, De Venecia may yet face the fight of his [...]

Posted on January 1, 2007   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth

By EXCEL V. DYQUIANGCO Before you rush to spend your cash gifts, 13th month pay, and bonus, why not consider investing that bounty in a business? How to start? There are thousands of unsolicited tips, formal courses, books, and magazines out there for start-up entrepreneurs. A worthy addition is the recently available Business Starter Kit [...]

Posted on January 1, 2007   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth

By NENI STA. ROMANA CRUZ TURNED Sweet 60 within the last school year and I bade goodbye to 37 years of teaching. I kept getting asked if I was tearful about it and had been warned about this major life change and the traumatic upheaval that the Big R sometimes brings. Strangely enough, for someone [...]

Posted on January 1, 2007   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth

LAMITAN NO longer lives with terror. Years after the Abu Sayyaf fled this town in Basilan, things are looking up. So far this year, the town has generated P70 million in revenues locally. This is a leap from 2002 when the town earned P40 million from taxpayers and commercial establishments. In 2003, revenues grew to [...]

Posted on November 6, 2006   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Local Governments, Tourism
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