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help ensure a win – go out and vote for aquino and roxas

May 2, 2010 1 comment

siguraduhing ipanalo sina aquino at roxas  – bumoto sa may 10.

bakit absent si eddie villanueva sa presidentiables forum sa DLSZ?

January 10, 2010 119 comments

nagtatanong lang po – bakit wala si eddie villanueva sa presidential forum sa de la salle zobel? siya nga yung kulelat sa surveys kailangang kailangan niya ang exposure sa mga botante at media.

satur ocampo and liza maza run for senate

November 12, 2009 4 comments

Leftwing party-list groups announce Ocampo, Maza Senate bids

 By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
First Posted 13:44:00 11/12/2009

satur ocampo

liza maza

MANILA, Philippines—Leftwing party list groups will field Representatives Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza in the May 2010 election in their first attempt to gain seats in the Senate.

In separate conventions held Thursday, Bayan Muna party list group and Gabriela women’s party nominated Ocampo and Maza, respectively, as their candidates for senator under the coalition Makabayan.

Both are serving their third and last terms in Congress.

Bayan Muna party list Representative Teodoro Casiño, who was also being eyed for a senatorial post, announced that he would seek another term in the House of Representatives.

Casino was nominated as Bayan Muna’s first nominee, followed by incumbent Representative Neri Colmenares and lawyer Joven Laura.

fighting words from the senate : gloria macapagal arroyo must be impeached

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment

impeach arroyo

Senate says Arroyo must be impeached

Recommends raps vs 11 others in NBN-ZTE deal

By Michael Lim Ubac
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 00:30:00 11/11/2009

MANILA, Philippines—President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is “answerable” for the “stinking” $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal with China’s ZTE Corp., according to a report by a Senate investigating panel led by the blue ribbon committee.

In the report that was made public Tuesday at a press conference by blue ribbon chair Sen. Richard Gordon, the joint committee sought the impeachment of Ms Arroyo and the prosecution by the Ombudsman of 11 others, including her husband Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, for allegedly conspiring to defraud the government in exchange for “kickbacks” from the since scrapped contract.

Asked what impeachable offense Ms Arroyo had committed, Gordon said she had violated her oath of office which was a “culpable violation of the Constitution.”

He cited Section 5 of Article 7, which provides that the President must “preserve and defend the Constitution, execute its laws, do justice to every man.”

She should have “control” of all executive departments.

“Her acts in this case reveal that her performance of presidential duty has been wanting. Unfortunately, you can see the litany of errors of the President. Apparently, she wasn’t able to crack the whip on her people,” said the senator.

Gordon said Congress could still impeach Ms Arroyo to strip her of immunity from suit as President.

“She has to explain and answer at the proper time,” he said, pointing out that Ms Arroyo could be held accountable even “after her term.”

Very glaring

Gordon told reporters that Ms Arroyo was liable because she did not stop the signing of the contract even after she had been informed of a bribe offer by Romulo Neri, at the time Ms Arroyo’s socioeconomic secretary.

Gordon said: “She did not stop all these people from continuing on with their nefarious activities. Neri had already informed her [of the bribery attempt], she should have ordered an investigation immediately. She should have called all those involved. The President did not do anything. That is very glaring—there was no action taken by the President on all these.”

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alam na natin ito na may corruption na nangyari sa NBN-ZTE deal. hindi mo kailangang maging isang abogado o senador para malaman ito. ang tanong na lang talaga ay kailan mabibigyan ng hustisya at kailan makukulong ang mga may sala.

philippine labor: unemployment at record high 1QTR 2009

May 12, 2009 1 comment

First Quarter 2009 Social Weather Survey: Adult unemployment at record-high 34.2%, 13% of them left old job, 12% were retrenched

Social Weather Stations

The First Quarter 2009 Social Weather Survey, fielded over February 20-23, 2009, found adult unemployment rising to record-high 34.2%, or an estimated 14 million, from 27.9% or estimated 11 million from the previous quarter.

The survey also found that of those unemployed, 13% voluntarily left their old job, while 12% were retrenched, consisting of 9% who were laid off and 3% whose previous contact was not renewed.

Unemployment has been over 20% since 2005

Adult unemployment in the SWS surveys has been 20% and above since May 2005, except for December 2007 when it was 17.5% [Chart 1, Table 1].

In the SWS data series which began in 1993, unemployment was below 15% until March 2004, and then ranged from 16.5% to 19.0% from August 2004 to March 2005.



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