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Awakening the Sleeping People

Commentary By Rafael Monday 26March2017 (BicolToday.com) – It seems like the world today is a stage play waiting for that much anticipated opening of curtains. The actors are ready, the stage…

POLITICAL KILLINGS IN THE PHILIPPINES – COMPLICITY IN MURDER

POLITICAL KILLINGS IN THE PHILIPPINES – COMPLICITY IN MURDER

By Andrew Anderson Executive Director Front Line Defenders www.frontlinedefenders.org On Thursday, 2 March, Jimboy Tapdasan Pesadilla was contacted by a neighbour to go to his parents’ house urgently. When he…

What Is The Opposite Of Generosity?

What Is The Opposite Of Generosity?

By Atty. Ferdinand E. Laguna Generosity is the word this time in Sorsogon. All because of a tarpaulin placed in the façade of the Bulwagan Ng Katarungan along Rizal Street,…

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…