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Why we hate Mocha Uson

By Julius D. Mariveles First of all. What has Mocha Uson really done to upset you? What has Mocha Uson done that makes her the modern-day equivalent of a witch that must be burned at the stake? Presuming that all those rumors are true. Rumor 1, for example, that she blogs naked. Rumor 2: that … Continue reading

TWILIGHT RUSH: A TRANSIENT’S NOTES ON LIFE IN THE LION CITY

SINGAPORE—Life is fast in this city-state of tree-lined roads, manmade hills, lakes and forests, bright neon lights, and giant outdoor television screens and signs. Dubbed as Asia’s financial capital, the central bank of the East, the global elite have their enclaves on Sentosa Island, where a seaside property can cost upwards of SG$10 million. Here, … Continue reading

GUEST BLOGGER: FREE ONLINE STORAGE WITH DROPBOX by Cherished Alegroso

Back in 2004, human beings resorted to Floppy disks (3 1/2 inch) or CDs to transfer files from one computer to another. I am not sure if file size followed storage capacity, or it may be the other way around. Continue reading

LAND CONVERSION, LAND DEALS HINDER FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY | FEATURED ARTICLES by Ibon Foundation

As the United Nations highlighted the need for food security in the recent World Food Day, the group said that in 20 years, there will be more converted lands for land non-agricultural ventures than rice lands if land conversion is not averted. Continue reading

ALL ABOUT MUAMMAR | FEATURED ARTICLES

Much has already been said and reported about Libyan strongman Muammar Gadaffi. Like Saddam Hussein, he is portrayed as either a madman, an eccentric, a dictator, a murderer or all of the above.  He is called the same things that most won’t call American presidents or any leader of the “civilized” world – they who … Continue reading

DEFEND THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION! REMAIN STEADFAST IN SEEKING JUSTICE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF AMPATUAN MASSACRE | STATEMENT FROM THE NUJP

On April 12, 2011, a special division of the Court of Appeals (CA) issued a resolution charging Rowena Paraan, secretary general of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), and Monet Salaysay, widow of Ampatuan massacre victim Napoleon Salaysay, of contempt. The five justices of the CA who issued the resolution accused the … Continue reading

CONTINUING ATTACKS ON FILIPINO PEASANTS AND AGRICULTURE IBON Foundation | FEATURED ARTICLES

IBON Foundation – The last three decades have seen ever greater attacks on the livelihoods and welfare of Filipino peasants. Neoliberal policies of ‘free market’ globalization have been implemented amid long-standing problems of landlessness and monopolies on rural resources, credit and power – agricultural trade liberalization, state neglect of small rural producers, and promoting the … Continue reading

NO MORE P25 KILO RICE IN THE MARKET | FEATURED ARTICLE by Ibon Foundation

IBON NEWS | It also yielded a unity pact by participants, one urgent demand of which is bringing back to the market the Php18.25 per kilo NFA rice and increasing the NFA’s palay procurement by restoring its budget of at least Php8 million Ph Bantay Bigas, a rice price monitoring group comprised of rice industry … Continue reading

P13-WAGE INCREASE INSUFFICIENT: INFLATION ERODES NCR MINIMUM WAGE TO ONLY P235 by Ibon Foundation | FEATURED ARTICLE

IBON News | 6 May 2011 | An increase of Php18.50 will merely restore the value of the minimum wage to its real value upon the start of the Aquino administration of Php243.50 | REPOSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM IBON The Php13-wage hike proposed by employers is not enough to even restore the real wage to … Continue reading

BIG THREE’S PROFITS MORE THAN COMBINED INCOME OF COUNTRY’S POOREST FAMILIES by Ibon Foundation | FEATURED ARTICLE

IBON NEWS | 5 May 2011 | IBON reiterates its position against the oil deregulation policy because it encourages such wanton profiteering at the expense of Filipino consumers. The profits of the Big Three oil firms are rising as rapidly as the increasing oil prices, with a record of at least Php141.7 billion in profits … Continue reading