The food crisis in South Sudan

Half the population of South Sudan is composed of children. It is also facing an imminent famine. This is the simple equation that should give us pause. It’s not easy to feel concern for a place so remote, not just geographically but also in the sense of it having dropped from our awareness, displaced by […]

Ebola and Pambobola: Both Still Incurable, Dangerous

The Philippines may be thousands of kilometers away from Africa but such distance does not make it any safer from the threat of Ebola. As President Aquino puts it, Ebola is a ‘paramount concern’ due to OFWs. Even the United States failed to prevent the disease from stepping on American soil. It is a grave […]

United Arab Emirates: Trapped, Exploited, Abused Migrant Domestic Workers Get Scant Protection

(Manila, October 23, 2014) – Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labor situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The UAE government, about to take up an influential new role in the International Labour Organization (ILO), has failed to adequately protect female […]

Noynoying Teacher’s Pay

by Dean de la Paz, as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles Out of sheer disgust, and perhaps some unhealthy doses of disdain, they resorted to that one literary gerund specifically borne out an aberrant reality that inflicts intimate insult to one person and yet victimizes a multitude across-the-board, wholesale and en masse. […]

Fiscal dictatorship and pork in the 2015 Aquino budget

Written by Jaq Eroles, as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles. After the continuous exposes of corruption and year-long protests against pork barrel and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) , a close attention into how the national budget will be allocated is now of the utmost importance. 2015 Budget as presented by Rep Antonio Tinio Pork-like […]

Video: Entertaining parody on Dumb ways to vote #juanvote

Dumb Ways to Vote is a three-minute animated video on Philippine electoral candidates. It is an entertaining parody on the qualifications of politicians who keep winning elections ; a comedian, the corrupt, or even a murderer! Dumb Ways is a reminder that people should vote intelligently. As the country gears up for presidential elections in […]

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Dirty and Foul Hypocrisy

by Dean de la Paz, as originally published on Blog Watch , Philippine Online Chronicles When Benigno Aquino III last visited New York City as part of a presidential traveling caravan that had started its first leg in Europe, the tone and substance of his prewritten and prepared rhetoric had changed drastically as he crossed […]

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The food crisis in South Sudan

Half the population of South Sudan is composed of children. It is also facing an imminent famine. This is the simple equation that should give us pause. It’s not easy to feel concern for a place so remote, not just geographically but also in the sense of it having dropped from our awareness, displaced by […]

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Ebola and Pambobola: Both Still Incurable, Dangerous

The Philippines may be thousands of kilometers away from Africa but such distance does not make it any safer from the threat of Ebola. As President Aquino puts it, Ebola is a ‘paramount concern’ due to OFWs. Even the United States failed to prevent the disease from stepping on American soil. It is a grave […]

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United Arab Emirates: Trapped, Exploited, Abused Migrant Domestic Workers Get Scant Protection

(Manila, October 23, 2014) – Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labor situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The UAE government, about to take up an influential new role in the International Labour Organization (ILO), has failed to adequately protect female […]

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Polite Polity: We Need a “Senator Poe” Approach in All These Hullabaloos

So far, Senator Grace Poe appears to be the saving grace of the embarrassment that is the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines. The gracious lady whose name couldn’t be any more apt has been showing how it is to be a good senator or at least someone who deserves elation when conducting investigations […]

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How to attain social media engagement

Written by Ma. Rachel Yapchiongco, as oriinally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles Social media has become a potentially powerful tool to boost business. Big and small companies all over the world are realizing that social media has the ability to contribute to success and growth of their businesses if used and implemented wisely. Social […]

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Noynoying Teacher’s Pay

by Dean de la Paz, as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles Out of sheer disgust, and perhaps some unhealthy doses of disdain, they resorted to that one literary gerund specifically borne out an aberrant reality that inflicts intimate insult to one person and yet victimizes a multitude across-the-board, wholesale and en masse. […]

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Fiscal dictatorship and pork in the 2015 Aquino budget

Written by Jaq Eroles, as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles. After the continuous exposes of corruption and year-long protests against pork barrel and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) , a close attention into how the national budget will be allocated is now of the utmost importance. 2015 Budget as presented by Rep Antonio Tinio Pork-like […]

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Video: Entertaining parody on Dumb ways to vote #juanvote

Dumb Ways to Vote is a three-minute animated video on Philippine electoral candidates. It is an entertaining parody on the qualifications of politicians who keep winning elections ; a comedian, the corrupt, or even a murderer! Dumb Ways is a reminder that people should vote intelligently. As the country gears up for presidential elections in […]

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#JusticeForJennifer: Aquino gov’t lawyering for US soldier

What a shame. The Aquino government has again betrayed national sovereignty by lawyering for the US in the murder of transgendered woman Jennifer Laude. The government did not make even the minutest effort to assert PH laws and right to custody of the suspect. It did not even bother to ask for the token “request” […]

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Nognog vs. Noynoy: The Best Thing that Ever Happened in Recent Philippine Politics

Finally, “Binay takes a swing at Aquino.” This is arguably the best thing that ever happened in recent Philippine political history. We expected it but not this soon, not earlier than the campaign period for the 2016 presidential elections. We couldn’t be any gladder to be wrong. This is going to be more than just […]

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Hacienda Binay? Hacienda ba kamo? Probe Aquino’s Luisita!


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Since the Senate is into “haciendas” recently, it is now time for them to look into the state of no less than the president’s 6453-hectare Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac. Looking into the Luisita case would be timely because come November 16, it will be the 10th year since the bloody Hacienda Luisita massacre. It has also been 3 years […]

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