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The good and the bad of impounding EDITORIAL 01/06/2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


The good and the bad of impounding


EDITORIAL

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01/06/2010
Members of Congress allied with Gloria Arroyo came up with a provision in the 2010 national budget that makes it difficult for a president — current and future — to impound certain parts of the budget, such as the pork barrel allocations.

There are two ways of looking at this bicameral insertion of the ban on presidential impoundment: One is that Congress .... MORE


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Blessing or bane? FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 01/06/2010


Blessing or bane?


FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
01/06/2010

With a very intrusive media we have today — and in the age of instant electronic media that tend to favor bias — for or against — in their reporting, to the point of engaging not only in trial by publicity but worse, in conviction by publicity, one wonders whether an accused in a cause célèbre case in this country and even abroad, can ever get a fair trial.

But it is not only the media that are at fault in such instances. It is also the government officials — from the police, military, prosecutors, lawyers of both the ... MORE


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Key business players in 2009 ZOOMING IN Rudy Romero 01/06/2010


Key business players in 2009


ZOOMING IN

Rudy Romero
01/06/2010

For Philippine business, the year that has just ended was one of the most exciting years in recent memory. Deals with values in the billions of pesos were struck, some of the assets that changed ownership or control belonged to the biggest corporations in this country and in the course of the deal-making some very interesting new business alliances were forged.

The major corporations which experienced ownership or control change spanned the spectrum of Philippine business —.... MORE


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Food security on top MR. EXPOSE Amb. Ernesto Maceda 01/06/2010


Food security on top



MR. EXPOSE

Amb. Ernesto Maceda
01/06/2010

A strong food security program with full priority spending to assure agricultural productivity tops President Erap’s agenda for 2010.

His other priorities include a sustained peace and order campaign topped by a resumption of his all-out campaign against the Muslim rebellion in Mindanao and all-out war against murderers and kidnappers.

Also to be given priority attention are education, health and social services.... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune

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