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“Magnanakaw!” UP students meet DBM’s Abad with angry protest

As originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. Crumpled paper, placards, coins hurled at ‘DAP bagman’ Budget secretary Butch Abad met an an angry mob of Iskolars ng Bayan Wendesday evening in University of the Philippines-Diliman. The students hurled crumpled paper at the DAP secretary, some got close enough to shout at his face […]

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Do we need emergency powers?

by Dean de la Paz as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles On the eve of the State of the Nation Address up until recently the Department of Energy (DOE) has been making overtures towards the grant of emergency powers to the President as a response to what it fears will be a […]

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People’s Initiative vs. Pork Barrel: Salvagable?

By Jego Ragragio , as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. August 25, 2014 came and went, and the Luneta gathering to kick off the People’s Initiative Against “Pork Barrel” has come to pass. I figured I’d allow a week or two for things to simmer and cook, to see if indeed the […]

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Denying the obvious — Hello Kitty is not a cat?

By now, almost every news-reading online denizen should already be familiar with the viral “Hello Kitty is not a cat” article from the LA Times. The world was shocked. Twitter and Facebook were burning with discussions and lamentations. It was as if the Pope was revealed to be Muslim. The reactions were even stronger than […]

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Pens vs pork: People’s Initiative puts dead end to Aquino’s ‘Daang Matuwid

Tens of thousands returned to Luneta Park today to kick off the Luzon leg of the petition for a People’s Initiative bill to abolish the pork barrel system, a year after the mammoth “Million People March” demonstration against widespread corruption in government. Today’s gathering brings to the fore two main positives for the country’s history: […]

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Derailment and Congestion: New Indicators of Progress (Part 2 of 2 )

By Bernadine Racoma, as originally posted at Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles Continued from Part 1 Bad Congestion Bad traffic in the country’s main cities is a given so we won’t be emphasizing it any further. We’d just highlight the Palace PR Team’s spin on congested ports, as recycled from the bad-traffic-equals-booming-economy Aquino said last […]

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