Populist tragedy: India, Brazil, PH

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 05/04/2021

Over the past years, from Brazil to India and the Philippines, millions of voters have placed their faith in charismatic strongmen who thrive on apocalyptic rhetoric and who promised to single-handedly address complex 21st-century challenges. Recently, however,…

IBP to gov’t: Right the wrong and set firm policies vs red-tagging

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 01/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The national organization of lawyers has called on the government to “right the wrong and set firm policies against red-tagging” as it disregards due process, rule of law, and weakens the State. “False and…

‘Dolomite populism’

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 11/17/2020

Among nations long accustomed to misgovernance, where political cynicism is a treasured pastime, former leaders are often remembered for their brazen mishaps and tragic failings. This is especially true in a country like the Philippines, where nostalgia…

Corporate debt funds eyed to prevent financial crunch amid COVID-19 crisis

Doris Dumlao-Abadilla - Reporter / @philbizwatcher 07/09/2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission seeks to help prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from spawning local financial crunch by soon allowing the creation of new investment vehicles called corporate debt funds (CDFs) that will primarily invest in…

Four Cebu girls in NU women’s basketball head coach’s list

Marsante G. Alison 01/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four girls from Cebu have made it to the list of National University (NU) women’s basketball head coach Pat Aquino after a two-day tryout that ended this morning, Sunday, January 26, 2020 at…

PDEA-7: We’re closely monitoring drug groups in Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) has confirmed that Cebu is one of the provinces where drug groups still roost. PDEA-7 spokesperson, Leia Albiar, confirmed to CDN Digital in a…

VACC files homicide raps vs Aquino anew

11/09/2019

Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) on Friday filed anew a homicide case against former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III over the botched 2015 Mamasapano operation which saw 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) and…

TUCP backs 12 Senate bets who will further workers’ agenda

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has announced on Tuesday, May 7, their endorsement of 12 senatorial candidates whom they believe can further their cause for the welfare of the labor…

Bam Aquino celebrates 42nd birthday with 80 children in conflict with the law

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A happy birthday song, a dance number and a song number greeted reelectionist Senator Paulo Benigno “Bam” Aquino as he visited the over 80 children in conflict with the Law (CICL) residents in…

6 LGU execs to be removed from ‘narco-list’ – Aquino

Inquirer.net 12/12/2018

Manila, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is set to remove the names of five mayors and a vice mayor in its so-called list of narco-politicians. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino revealed this Wednesday, as…

Revilla must pay despite plunder acquittal – law dean, IBP head

Inquirer.net 12/09/2018

Should former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. be made to pay back part of the P124.5 million in kickbacks from his pork barrel fund despite his acquittal in the plunder case against him? Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, dean…

Sen Aquino: pushing TRAIN 2 is difficult

Morexette Erram 11/10/2018

For Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, passing and enacting the second tax reform package will have a hard time getting its approval from the Senate. Aquino said that with no favorable response from the business sector,…

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