[In the news] ‘Romanticizing’ poverty? Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s winning answer draws mixed reactions -PhilStar.com

‘Romanticizing’ poverty? Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s winning answer draws mixed reactions MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ Catriona Gray made her country proud when she bagged the Miss Universe crown but her winning answer did not sit well with some. At the finale of a fierce competition Monday in the Thai capital Bangkok, Gray, 24, edged…

[From the web] Confidence building -PhilStar.com

EDITORIAL – Confidence building The Philippine Star March 02, 2012 What happens when a member of the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front is “suspended” by its leadership? Does it include being temporarily disarmed? Will the suspended member follow the lead of MILF commander Ameril Umbra Kato and simply form a breakaway group? And who can…

[In the news] EDITORIAL – Again, impunity – PhilStar.com

EDITORIAL – Again, impunity The Philippine Star January 07, 2012  In the first week of the year, with the Christmas season not even officially over, another journalist has been murdered. Christopher Guarin, publisher of a community newspaper and a “block-timer” on radio station dxMD in General Santos City, was ambushed while driving home with his…

[In the news] Malacañang defends record in solving unexplained killings | The Philippine Star News Headlines

Malacañang defends record in solving unexplained killings | The Philippine Star News Headlines. By Aurea Calica (The Philippine Star) Manila, Philippines – Malacañang defended yesterday its record in solving unexplained killings and ensuring that the human rights in the country are safeguarded. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in an interview with radio dzRB that…

[In the news] Group against sex trafficking launched | The Philippine Star News Headlines

Group against sex trafficking launched | The Philippine Star News Headlines. By Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) Manila, Philippines – Various government and non-government organizations (NGOs) have joined hands in the campaign to fight sex trafficking in the country. Representatives from government, media, the business sector and NGOs gathered at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel Wednesday…

[In the news] EDITORIAL – Growth without development | The Philippine Star News Opinion

EDITORIAL – Growth without development | The Philippine Star News Opinion. Economic managers of the previous administration, who took pride in the country’s economic performance despite unending political turbulence, acknowledged that the fruits of growth did not trickle down to the masses. They also acknowledged what many quarters have often pointed out: economic growth could…

[In the news] Palace on RH: Democracy gives people a choice | The Philippine Star News Headlines

Palace on RH: Democracy gives people a choice | The Philippine Star News Headlines. By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines –  Malacañang yesterday defended the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill that President Aquino is espousing, taking into consideration the benefits of a democratic country like the Philippines where people have a choice. “This is…

[In the news] Aquino urged to act on media killings | The Philippine Star News Headlines

Aquino urged to act on media killings | The Philippine Star News Headlines. By Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines –  A former Sandiganbayan justice urged yesterday President Aquino to work on ending the killings of journalists and activists in the country instead of blaming the judiciary for the violence. Former Sandiganbayan justice Raoul…

What do you think of this? Share us your opinion. “Villar Foundation bags UN award | The Philippine Star News Headlines”

Villar Foundation bags UN award | The Philippine Star News Headlines.   MANILA, Philippines – The Villar Foundation put the Philippines in the international spotlight once again when it bagged the prestigious United Nations Best Practices Award in recognition of its efforts to protect water resources in the country, and at the same time provide…