The Bangsamoro Transition Committee – Achieving peace in Mindanao

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 14) – Even before attaining the presidency, President Rodrigo Duterte already mentioned about achieving long-lasting peace in the southern Philippines as one of his priorities. Now, peace may be finally within reach as he signed an Executive Order for the establishment of a new Bangsamoro Transition Commission. The EO expanded the number of members composing the commission from 15 to 21. The aim of the expansion is to  give more representation in drafting the […]

The economy: 100 days of the Duterte administration

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 14) – A lot has been said about the state of the Philippine economy after the first 100 days of President Duterte’s Administration. Critics were quick to say that the economy has weakened. Shuli Ren in his article in Barron’s Asia website cited the 0.6% drop in the Philippine Stock Market right after US President Obama cancelled his meeting with President Duterte following Duterte’s harsh remarks after the media asked him what […]

What is habeas data?

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 10) – Senator Leila De Lima filed a petition for  Writ of Habeas Data against President Rodrigo Duterte but before we react, do we know what a Writ of Habeas Data? Habeas Data is a remedy available to any person whose right to privacy in life, liberty or security is violated or threatened by an unlawful act or omission of a public official or employee, or of a private individual or entity engaged […]

SC greenlights Marcos Burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 10) – Finally, after six petitions and two deferments because of status quo ante order, the Supreme Court gives the green light to the burial of late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. There had been various talks, opinions and reactions regarding this matter. Many anti-Marcos groups expressed their vehement objections even before former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada showed an early interest on pursuing the […]

How to be a responsible social media user?

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 11) – A lot of people are into social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Why not? Such sites have proven to be the best way to communicate with  friends and family.  Also, they proved to be the easiest way to keep updated on trending topics. They’re so convenient, one often forgets to use them responsibly. And in this day and age, one should be a responsible social media user. With the touch […]

On creating more jobs

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 8) – Before the Aquino Administration left the Malacañang on June, many people agreed that our economy has grown quite a bit. However, when it comes on employment rate in the country, much is left to be done. According to the Labor Force Survey conducted before Aquino end his Administration, the country’s unemployment rate is very high at 5.8 percent. The research group even added that government data show that “the Philippines still […]

No smoking nationwide!

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 7) – President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is setting up a nationwide smoking ban.   That means that smoking in all public places will no longer be allowed. Said ban is expected to be effective this year. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that the Department of Health already submitted a draft Executive Order to the President. Many Filipinos are in accord with the government’s plan to stop smoking in public places. And in case […]

So, you want to be a photographer

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 4) – Nowadays, people are embracing the world of photography. Anyone can be a photographer. All that constrains us is our creativity and innovative vision. Of course, passion and love is also important. With such traits, your lack of skills at the beginning of your photographic journey will soon become a thing of the past. Most people also found daunting the expensive equipment used by professional photographers. But with the recent developments in technology, […]

The most expensive food in the world

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 28) – How much do you spend for a single meal? Is it worth a thousand, a hundred or the cheapest available? How about the measure of servings, quality or simply its presentation? Do you consider those? I know that each one of us has our own standard on buying food. Most of the Filipinos would prefer more of where they can get more savings, but for those who spend much just for […]

A closer look at the Chainsmokers

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 27) – Don’t waste your time being upset on things. Don’t let your body feel weak just out of sadness. Sit back, get your smartphones and plugged in your earphones, and listen to the music of the Chainsmokers. Because these songs surely deserve a spot on your playlists. Like any other DJ’s in the house, American duo Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall set the mood and created a balanced indie, pop and electronic […]

Google’s first-ever smartphone

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 25) – Google Pixel Smartphone has made a lot of news lately for being the first-ever smartphone produced by Google. The smartphone has many new technological features to offer. The Google Pixel has two variants just like the latest iPhone7. It comes in Pixel and Pixel XL  – which resembles the iPhone6. But what makes it so special is that the design. The Pixel makes use of a glass design that gives it a […]

Hoax pa more!

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 24) – Many Facebook privacy hoaxes have circulated the internet for the past few years and this “new” hoax ain’t nothing really new. Yet, people still believe these messages. The message was: Many netizens believed this message and reposted it on their wall, thus resulting into more circulation for the hoax and creating a near endless cycle of self-propagation. The same Facebook privacy hoax has been around since November 2012. Facebook already addressed […]