A party-list congressman who is vying to be a senator in the forthcoming elections has hit the government’s sudden resurrection of its push for the implementation of a national identification system that aims to envelop all State-issued IDs into one. read more »
“The instant petition is clearly and utterly baseless and therefore serves no other purpose than to harass me and waste the valuable time of the COMELEC. Apart from the mere citation of the applicable provision of the law on disqualifications, the Petition actually cites no ground upon which disqualification must be based, hence, the Petition must be dismissed,” said Senatorial candidate Rep. Liza Maza of Gabriela Women’s Party during a hearing today at COMELEC on a petition for disqualification against her.
MANILA, Philippines – Senatorial aspirant Representative Liza Maza of the Gabriela Women’s Party on Monday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to junk the disqualification case filed against her by a former rebel saying that the petition is “baseless.” read more »
MANILA — There are “good” and “bad” leftists. “Good” leftists must belong to a partylist group. They demand the inclusion of civil society groups in government transactions. They participate in tripartite meetings, they attend UN conferences, they hate Joma Sison, and they endorse the candidacies of Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas.
MANILA, Philippines – In the aftermath of Ondoy’s devastation and amid the continuing fallout from the global economic decline, a vast majority of Filipinos—86%, according to a Pulse Asia survey—are entering 2010 with hope, much more than those who said they were optimistic about 2009. read more »