[In the news] ‘DND misused relief fund’ -INQUIRER.net

‘DND misused relief fund’. COA: Huge part spent for AFP oil, repairs, etc. Marlon Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 3, 2015 MANILA, Philippines–A “huge portion” of the P352.5 million in emergency funding of the Department of National Defense in 2013 had been misused by the military, which spent money meant to help victims of natural…

[In the news] Wheel of torture: 10 cops relieved -INQUIRER.net

Wheel of torture: 10 cops relieved 41 detainees maltreated at secret PNP facility By Cynthia D. Balana, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 29, 2014 MANILA, Philippines — Ten Philippine National Police officers have been sacked following revelations they played a so-called “wheel of torture” game at a secret detention facility to extract information from criminal suspects and…

[Statement] Apathy and alibis -NUJP

Apathy and alibis It says much when the president of a country that time and again boasts of being a democracy insists that one of, if not the, worst wave of media murders does not constitute a national catastrophe. No, we don’t believe President Benigno Aquino III is in a state of denial about the…

[From the web] #ReliefPH: Victims of Typhoon Yolanda need your help BY RAPPLER.COM

#ReliefPH: Victims of Typhoon Yolanda need your help BY RAPPLER.COM November 10, 2013 OPEN RELIEF OPERATIONS CENTERS (as of 4:06pm, Saturday, November 10, 2013) Donors are advised to conduct due diligence before donating money directly to personal bank accounts. Ask the organization or individual receiving the deposit for an acknowledgement receipt and how they intend…

[From the web] A criminal love by Naomi Fontanos

A criminal love. By Naomi Fontanos Philippine Daily Inquirer September 1, 2013 In Europe, adultery is no longer a crime. In the United States, around 30 states have abolished their adultery laws. In October 2012, the United Nations Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice issued a joint statement calling on…

[In the news] Aquino signs law to modernize prisons, professionalize corrections personnel -INQUIRER.net

Aquino signs law to modernize prisons, professionalize corrections personnel. By Christine O. Avendaño, Philippine Daily Inquirer May 28, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — The government is now in position to institute reforms and better conditions in the country’s prisons now that President Benigno Aquino has signed a law that will modernize the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor),…

[Blog] Kristel and the UP Dream by Jose Mario De Vega

Kristel and the UP Dream by Jose Mario De Vega This paper is a continuation of my article, “Self-Destruction: The Question of Suicide and the Tendency to Harm Oneself (GetRealPhilippines.COM and Blog Watch Citizen Media, March 19 and the Human Rights Online Philippines). Last Wednesday, a freshman student from the University of the Philippines-Manila ended…

[Off the shelf] Human Face, a Journalist’s encounter and awakening by Ma. Ceres P. Doyo

From INQUIRER BOOKS and ANVIL PUBLISHING Size: 6”x 9” Pages: 336 Bookstore price: P795 Available at National Bookstores, Powerbooks, BestSellers and Anvil, tel. 5709993,www.anvilpublishing.com Philippine Daily Inquirer, Chino Roces Ave., Makati City, Metro Manila, Tel. 8978808 local 352 eBook soon available on the Inquirer Digital Newsstand: http://www.inquirer.net/store MA. CERES P. DOYO, a journalist for more…

[In the news] Edsa 27 -INQUIRER.net

Edsa 27 Philippine Daily Inquirer February 24, 2013 It cannot be denied that the second Aquino administration has done much in a concerted effort to revitalize the spirit of Edsa. But we must not conflate the legacy of the People Power Revolution with any administration, not even this one. This is precisely the mistake the…

[People] FOI: Waiting for the Hail Mary Pass By Walden Bello

FOI: Waiting for the Hail Mary Pass By Walden Bello Philippine Daily Inquirer January 25, 2013 While the Senate has passed the Freedom of Information Bill (before its members descended into a deadly knife-fight), the House of Representatives still has to bring the FOI bill to the plenary for debate. Why the bill seems to…