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Statement of the NIA Employees of the Philippines (NIAEASP) on the resignation of NIA Administration Peter Tui Laviña and the appointment of Gen. Ricardo Ramoran Visaya (Ret.) as the new NIA Adminsitrator

Statement of the NIA Employees of the Philippines (NIAEASP) on the resignation of NIA Administration Peter Tui Laviña and the appointment of Gen. Ricardo Ramoran Visaya (Ret.) as the new NIA Adminsitrator

March 6, 2017 The NIAEASP, the 6,000-strong organization of NIA employees nationwide duly recognized by the Management and the Civil Service Commission as the sole bargaining entity for and in…

ILPS Statement on International Women’s Day

ILPS Statement on International Women’s Day

STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WOMEN RISE AND STRIKE AGAINST IMPERIALISM, MILITARISM AND FOR WOMEN’S EMANCIPATION by Prof. Jose Maria Sison Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle March 8, 2017…

The Song “An Tuba Ni Tiya Behing”

The Song “An Tuba Ni Tiya Behing”

By Atty. Ferdinand E. Laguna (A Cultural Treasure of  Sulucan, Sorsogon  City) I refer to Bgy. Sulucan, East District, Sorsogon City.  And I refer to a real folk song of the people of Sulucan. Some of the lyrics go: An tuba ni Tia Behing Onu baynte…

A Mayor Commits Offense Most Foul Against The Cross

A Mayor Commits Offense Most Foul Against The Cross

By Atty. Ferdinand E. Laguna The butler did it. This a very common phrase, some say attributed to a British detective story writer named Mary Roberts Rhinehart who lived from…

Love In Sorsogon City

Love In Sorsogon City

By Atty. Ferdinand E. Laguna Sorsogon City was full of love last 14 February 2017. My dates were my ex girl friend and someone who always calls me handsome. Don’t…

Can A Political Operator Of A Mayor Use A Facility In The LGU’s Hall Without Official Permission As If He Is An Elected or Appointed Official Therein When In Truth He Is Not?

Can A Political Operator Of A Mayor Use A Facility In The LGU’s  Hall Without  Official Permission  As  If He  Is  An Elected  or  Appointed  Official  Therein  When  In Truth He  Is Not?

By Atty. Ferdinand E. Laguna This really happened, one day in January 2017, in a local government unit here in the Province of Sorsogon. One afternoon this political operator, acting…

Work on the Gains of the GRP-NDFP Peace Talks!

Work on the Gains of the GRP-NDFP Peace Talks!

A Statement of the Citizens Alliance for Just Peace The Citizens Alliance for Just Peace urges President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to reconsider pronouncements that he is suspending peace talks with…

Now More Than Ever, Resume the Peace Talks!

Now More Than Ever, Resume the Peace Talks!

PEPP Statement The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform* calls on the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to resume the…

Legal Opinion on termination of Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantee (JASIG)

Legal Opinion on termination of Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantee (JASIG)

By Atty. Edre Olalia Can the NDFP political consultants temporarily released on bail be now rearrested because the GRP has sent today a written notice of termination of the JASIG…

5-6 scheme unproductive to ngo-cooperative micro-lending program

5-6 scheme unproductive to ngo-cooperative micro-lending program

Marginal Note By Felix ‘Boy’Espineda, Jr. BicolToday.com The unabated lending with 20% interest of Indian nationals and other unlicensed usurer’s who captured micro entrepreneurs nationwide can count their business days…