Current Affairs

Uber the political candidate

By: Mark Christofer Manalo I have wanted to weigh in on Uber’s suspension (and ride-hailing/sharing in general) for a long time, but have always decided against it. The arguments for and against it have always been too emotional, and I am loathe to wade into that. It has become one of the topics one should steer clear of if one wants to avoid arguments, along with politics.   What pushed me to go write about […]

Syrian conflict risks becoming more complex: analyst

(Reuters) — Both the United States and Russia have made clear that they have been trying to avoid getting drawn deeper into the Syrian conflict, a Syrian analyst said Tuesday. Despite the efforts to reach a political settlement for the Syrian crisis, the situation on the ground has grown increasingly complex over the past few months. In mid-March, Syrian government forces and the opposition engaged in the most intense fighting in almost a year in […]

How to impeach your impeachable official

QUEZON City, Philippines (May 20) – Planning to impeach an impeachable official? Better do it properly so it will not be dismissed due to a technicality. But first, what is the process of impeachment? Impeachment has been defined as the method of national inquest into the conduct of public men. Its purpose is to protect the people from official delinquencies or malfeasance. Impeachment is primarily intended for the protection of the State, not for the punishment […]

APRUB: Philippine Nuclear Research Institute o PNRI

Itinatag ang Philippine Nuclear Research Institute O PNRI noong 1958.  Una itong tinawag na Philippine Atomic Energy Commission. Pangunahin sa mandato ng PNRI ay ang pagpapaunlad ng kalidad ng pamumuhay ng mga Pilipino sa pamamagitan ng pananaliksik sa mga produktibong gamit ng nuclear.  Nais isulong ng naturang ahensiya ang paniniwala na, ang nuclear energy ay hindi lamang para sa larangan ng pakikidigma.  Marami pa itong aplikasyon sa iba’t-ibang larangan gaya sa: Food and Agriculture Human […]

Tamang proseso ng housing program ng gobyerno, alamin kasama si Cong. Benitez

Kamakailan ay naging laman ng balita ang puwersahang pag-okupa ng mga miyembro ng grupong Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap o Kadamay sa mga housing unit sa Pandi at San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan na nakalaan sana para sa mga kawani ng gobyerno. Umani ng iba’t-ibang reaksyon ang nangyari lalo pa nang sinabi ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na hahayaan na lamang at ibibigay na lang ito sa mga miyembro ng Kadamay. Naging bisita natin ang isang personalidad na […]

Everything you need to know about honorary doctorates

QUEZON City, Philippines –  The University of the Philippines caused quite a stir among some netizens and some in the UP community only recently. The powerful policy-making Board of Regents offered to confer an honorary degree –  Doctorate of Law, honoris causa, to be exact –  to President Rodrigo Duterte, citing tradition as the main reason. But the offer did not suit well with the protesters, who said the President, who has been criticized for his supposedly inhumane war […]

Approve or Reject? Let the Commission on Appointments decide!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Commission on Appointments (CA) last Wednesday, March 8, rejected the appointment of Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. for failing to disclose the status of his citizenship before the committee. During his confirmation hearing last February 22, Yasay said he never legally acquired an American citizenship because when it was issued to him on November 1986, the foreign citizenship was “null and void.” “I was disqualified from acquiring US […]

How to have a safe field trip

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 24) – With the recent tragedy that resulted in the death of 15 college students, the Commission on Higher Education issued a moratorium ordering all institutions of higher education to suspend the conduct of field trips and other out-of-school activities. Hoping that such ban would only be temporary, as field trips are part of a complete educational experience, here are some tips on how you can do your part in making […]

Warrant of Arrest 101

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 21) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed cases for violation of  the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 against Senator Leila De Lima. The three cases, which have each been raffled off to Branches 204, 205 and 206 of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court, stem from De Lima’s alleged involvement in the proliferation of the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) when she was the secretary of justice. The courts […]

Transport strikes - a history

Transport strikes – a history

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 20) – Jeepneys or Jeeps were originally used by American soldiers during the World War II as a military vehicle. As the war ended, Americans left it in the country and enterprising Filipinos modified it – allowing the lowly jeep to become the king of the road. The crowded seating was soon overshadowed by how it was artistically adorned – soon the jeep became an iconic representation of Filipino pop culture. Not […]

Getting to know Shinzo Abe

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 13) – The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe is currently in the Philippines for a two-day state visit. The visit bodes well for the country as a whole as Japan promises much-needed aid that can boost our economy. So what do we know about Japan’s Prime Minister? Here are some facts and trivia about Shinzo Abe 1. He is born into a politically prominent family. His maternal grandfather, Nobosuke Kishi, […]