[In the news] Cancel large-scale mining, Aquino urged –

Cancel large-scale mining, Aquino urged By RIO ROSE RIBAYA December 30, 2011, mb.com.ph   MANILA, Philippines — A progressive group Friday dared President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to cancel large-scale mining and logging nationwide in a bid to ensure that deadly floods like the one caused by tropical storm “Sendong,” which killed more than a…

[From the web] Excess of freedom, impunity; Deficit of ethics, self-criticism « Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

Excess of freedom, impunity; Deficit of ethics, self-criticism « Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. by Malou Mangahas December 12th, 2011, http://www.pcij.org   THE PHILIPPINE media community, one of the freest and most rambunctious in all of Asia, is an incredible, hopefully not incorrigible, story of dissonant currents and practices. For instance, while press freedom has…

[In the news] COA 2010 audit: P193-M for calamity victims unused, kept in bank – GMAnetwork.com

COA 2010 audit: P193-M for calamity victims unused, kept in bank December 30, 2011, GMAnetwork.com   Donations for calamity victims amounting to over P193-M accumulated in a deposit account in an Authorized Government Depository Bank (AGDB), according to the Commission on Audit (COA) annual audit report on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The…

[Isyung HR] The mokong year that was 2011

by Mokong The Mokong Perspective Let’s stop for a while, look back and listen mokongly to the stories of 2011 and we’ll see na maraming kamokongan took place that made our light moments satisfactorily, exemplary, extra ordinary and funny. I picked some of them based on my mokong  judgement. Here they are in no particular…