Chairman Andres Bautista

Stop Foreign and non-compliant election solutions — AES Watch

Today, the Filipino IT for Elections (FIT4E) which is supported by AES Watch*, is sponsoring a mock election featuring the demo of TAPAT, another Filipino alternative election technology solution designed by a father-and-son engineering tandem. The mock election is being held in cooperation with the Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila (PLM) at Intramuros, Manila.  Last 

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Many Filipinos think Aquino’s support for Mary Jane’s case, other OFWs not enough

Eight of ten Filipinos are aware of Mary Jane Veloso’s case, and half of these 1,219 respondents said that the Aquino government’s response to her case is not enough. Majority of the respondents also think that the Aquino government’s support for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is not enough, according to IBON’s latest nationwide survey. Asked 

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Poverty, corruption did not go down in past three months

The survey revealed public opinion contrary to recent government claims that its poverty and anti-corruption efforts have been working The latest IBON survey showed that seven of ten Filipinos do not think that poverty has lessened in the past months. The survey also showed that six of ten Filipinos do not think there is less 

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IBON Survey: More Filipinos see themselves poor

According to the latest survey of research group IBON, seven out of ten Filipinos see their families’ situation as poor. Asked what they can say about their family’s situation today, respondents who answered ‘poor’ increased to 67.2% in the May round from 64.6% in the January round. The respondents were also asked what they think 

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Proposed Sin Tax policy to include all sweetened and sugary soft drinks

By Gemma Rains The Potential Expansion of The Philippines Sin Taxes More than two years ago the Philippine Congress passed new laws (colloquially known as the ‘sin taxes’) that increase the amount of tax that the government receives from the sales of both tobacco and alcohol in the country. The purpose of these taxes were 

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CNN Philippines, solon condemn killing of cameraman

“The continued failure of the government to arrest, prosecute and convict the perpetrators is indicative of how little, if any at all, importance that the Aquino administration is making to stop this murderous rampage and end the state of impunity in our country.” MANILA – The CNN Philippines and press freedom advocates condemned the killing 

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Duterte-Marcos: A match made in …

By LUIS V. TEODORO Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has denied receiving any “offer” from Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run as the latter’s vice-presidential candidate in 2016. But Marcos did tell the media that any team that has a Marcos and a Duterte in it would be strong; “It’s just that simple.” (Lahat ng 

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Independence: ‘Unfinished’ and elusive

By Luis V. Teodoro In 1962, then President Diosdado Macapagal declared June 12 Philippine Independence Day — 16 years after it had been celebrated every July 4 when, in 1946, the United States “granted” the country independence. Few objected at the time, in apparent agreement with Macapagal that the June 12, 1898 declaration of independence 

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Giving significant help to a few students and serving as model school

Mano Amiga Academy’s unique concept of education By Mila Astorga-Garcia In Taguig City, Philippines, there’s a school called Mano Amiga Academy, whose students mostly come from poor families in the surrounding slum area. The school’s mission is “to provide education and development services tailored to the needs of the Filipino community that would empower each 

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Members of KMU and Gabriela offer prayers, flowers and their calls for justice to fire victims and survivors May 15, 2015, at Maysan village hall, Valenzuela City (Photo by M. Salamat /

Kentex’s many violations caused biggest factory fire casualty – labor NGOs

By MARYA SALAMAT MANILA – Even as Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian, Kentex legal counsel Renato Paraiso and Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz are telling the mainstream media about the factory owners’ compliance with labor standards, building requirements and fire and safety requirements, the death of 72 people, as of the last count, because of the 

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