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Noy’s real boss EDITORIAL 06/05/2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Noy’s real boss

EDITORIAL
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06/05/2011
Noynoy seems to be running out of options for his double Mar Roxas, in having to give him a Cabinet post to fulfill a promise he made during the campaign period when Mar supposedly gave way for his presidential run.

Trouble seems to erupt whereever Mar is rumored to be pursuing his incessant goal to be at the right hand of Noynoy, the latest of which was at the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) where the top post appeared to have been reserved for Mar if plans to make him Chief of Staff becomes too hot to handle.

The bigger problem is that of Noynoy not acknowledging or not knowing that a crisis already exists. But what else can one expect of the unthinking Noynoy?.... MORE

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Screwed up government FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 06/05/2011

Screwed up government

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
06/05/2011
Instead of having spun the resignation of Transport and Communcations Secretary Ping de Jesus, along with three other undersecretaries, to make him look good, Noynoy and his boys — especially those who belong to the Balay communications group, really screwed things up.

The result is again damaging to Noynoy, who obviously wanted to portray himself as a president beholden to no one, and that loyalty and friendship don’t count.

Instead, the perception of Noynoy as a coddler of his buddies, along with an even worse perception of him kowtowing to the Balay group appears to have been cemented.

No matter the denials and the reasons being given today by Noynoy and his boys, what is clear is that he, who always claims that the top man must be held responsible, and accountable, goes to the extent of overruling his Cabinet men and refusing to even have another of his target-shooting buddy, Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Virginia Torres, sacked, among other decisions and recommendations made by De Jesus..... MORE

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Humala’s rise shakes Peru’s markets focus 06/05/2011

Humala’s rise shakes Peru’s markets

focus

06/05/2011
LIMA — Investors were on tenterhooks on the eve of Peru’s presidential elections Sunday, after the rise of leftist presidential candidate Ollanta Humala sent turbulence through financial markets.

Peru’s business community fears the ex-military man has radical tendencies along the lines of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and has firmly backed his populist but conservative rival, Keiko Fujimori, daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori.

The two candidates were neck-and-neck ahead of Sunday’s vote, with one or the other slightly ahead according to different polling companies.

Lima’s stock index fell more than five percent twice this week and its currency, the new sol, saw its largest drop in two months against the dollar a day after polls showed Humala on the rise again..... MORE

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Reproductive Health Bill: HB 4244 VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 06/05/2011

Reproductive Health Bill: HB 4244

VIEWPOINTS
Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
06/05/2011
Strange but true: There is this other distinctly cited and strongly proposed pro-choice reproductive (read: unproductive) and health (read: unhealthy) HB 4244 that is poised to penalize and /or fine those who precisely make the choice to be against it! Translation: The bill in effect leaves no choice for people than to comply therewith — or else. One can only wonder what inspired the formulation of this threatening and fearsome bill: Malacañang patronage? Lobby money? Adventurism?

Thus it is that the people in general are subject to the penalty of imprisonment and/or fine in the event that, as individuals or as groups of citizens, they express their conviction and/or considered opinion against any provision of the bill. The penalty is imposed in the event that such a stance is judged as “malicious disinformation”

So too are health care providers subject to the penalty of imprisonment and/or fine in case they fail to provide reproductive information and care to their respective assigned community. The said task should be extended to everyone therein, irrespective of their status and gender, their creed and age. Let it be also pointed out that the said information and care include mutilation such as vasectomy and tubal ligation..... MORE

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iPads replacing note pads as Asian schools go high-tech FEATURE 06/05/2011

iPads replacing note pads as Asian schools go high-tech

FEATURE

06/05/2011
SINGAPORE — Apple’s iPad and other tablet computers are replacing traditional note pads in some Asian schools and making the lives of thousands of students a whole lot easier.

Soon pupils could be reading on their tablets about a quaint old communication device called “paper,” especially in Asia’s advanced economies where many schools are racing towards a paperless classroom.

The slim glass slabs slip easily into a bag and can store thousands of textbooks, making a fat school bag full of heavy books, pens and notepads a thing of the past.

“I like the iPad because it is portable and we do not have to carry so many bags and files around,” said 13-year-old Nicole Ong, who now makes notes on her iPad during class at Nanyang Girls’ High School in Singapore..... MORE

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When readers are not historians TABLETS OF STONE Larry Faraon, OP 06/05/2011

When readers are not historians

TABLETS OF STONE
Larry Faraon, OP
06/05/2011
Whether the late Ferdinand Marcos should be buried or not at the “Libingan ng mga Bayani” is a simple matter of “weder-weder lang yan” — meaning it depends on who is reading what history. It is purely perceptive, interpretative and therefore, subjective. The “burial” issue should be not an exercise of judgment purported by history or “historical” events. History books actually are not “history,” but chronological reportage of past events leading toward a linear and parallel realization of the present. The historian begins where the chronicler ends.

The historian’s job is philosophical and rises above the events to the level of immanence where time becomes immaterial and linguistically embedded events are decoded or myths — demythologized. And it is only then and there that a real interpretation of peoples, places and events in history can take place. Only a historian going beyond the linear to the cyclical could say that “history repeats itself,” not the chronicler nor the reader.

Judging history or its events including the persons in the fact sheets is a highly hypothetical activity. Thus declaring Marcos a hero or a villain through his burial at the heroes’ plot is not a function of history; it is purely political — no more no less.

In fact, I was totally taken aback when the issue was addressed squarely by the son of the fiercest political husband and wife opponent of the late dictator and he even officially designated Vice President Jejomar Binay to study and come up with recommendations on how to resolve the issue; it is still a webbed mystery to me why, when in fact the issue itself can wait..... MORE

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Noy’s shooting buddy Torres back at LTO By Aytch S de la Cruz 06/05/2011

Noy’s shooting buddy Torres back at LTO

By Aytch S de la Cruz 06/05/2011

From all indications, President Aquino appears to prefer retaining Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chairman Virginia Torres over his Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) Secretary Jose “Ping” de Jesus, as the latter is out and Torres, his subordinate, is definitely in and ready to take up her position again.

Aquino has earned the reputation of coddling and protecting his friends and target shooting buddies as well as his classmates, many of whom he has appointed to high government positions.

Torres is set to return to government service soon after taking a two-month leave due to her 60-day suspension while an investigation was supposed to have been conducted..... MORE

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China undermining regional peace—DFA 06/05/2011

US DEFENSE CHIEF SAYS NEW WEAPONS READY FOR ‘ROBUST’ US ROLE IN ASIA

China undermining regional peace—DFA

06/05/2011
The Philippine government yesterday accused China of undermining the peace and stability in Asia by allegedly sending naval vessels to intimidate rival claimants to disputed sections of the South China Sea.

“The Philippines noted that these actions of Chinese vessels hamper the normal and legitimate fishing activities of the Filipino fishermen in the area and undermine the peace and stability of the region,” Manila said.

“The actions of the Chinese vessels in Philippine waters are serious violations of Philippine sovereignty and maritime jurisdiction,” said a statement issued by the foreign department..... MORE

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DoJ asks BI to keep close watch on turtles smugglers By Benjamin B. Pulta 06/05/2011

DoJ asks BI to keep close watch on turtles smugglers

By Benjamin B. Pulta 06/05/2011
Justice officials have placed on its watch list the four traders who were caught red-handed while allegedly trying to ship out stuffed endangered turtles and other marine products out of the country.

In a two-page order, Chief State Counsel Ricardo Paras III directed the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to place Exequiel D. Navarro, Olivia Lim Li, Kim L. Atillano and Ireneo Penuliar on its watch list.

The Bureau of Customs earlier had filed a P35-million smuggling complaint before the Department of Justice (DoJ) against the alleged haulers and shippers of black corals and other endangered marine species..... MORE

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OWWA says 157 distressed Pinoys arriving on Tuesday 06/05/2011

OWWA says 157 distressed Pinoys arriving on Tuesday

06/05/2011
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) yesterday reported that 157 Filipinos, consisting of 126 adults and 31 children, will arrive from Jeddah on Tuesday, June 7, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

In a report of OWWA Administrator Carmelita Dimzon to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, OWWA has been repatriating distressed Filipinos in large batches in compliance with the instructions of President Aquino to accelerate the repatriation of distressed Filipinos from overseas.

The arrival of the 157 Filipinos coincides with the celebration of Migrant Workers Day and the holding of the 1st National Congress of OFWs and Families at the SMX Convention Center on June 7..... MORE

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Bill to protect intellectual property rights passed on committee level—Villar 06/05/2011

Bill to protect intellectual property rights passed on committee level—Villar

06/05/2011
Sen. Manny Villar, chairman of the House committee on trade and commerce, announced that the bill strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights has passed committee level and that the committee report is ready for sponsorship.

Senate Bill 2842 under Committee Report No. 38 was submitted in substitution of the bills separately filed by Senators Villar, Jinggoy Estrada, Antonio Trillanes IV, Lito Lapid, Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Edgardo Angara and Loren Legarda.

The bill amends certain provisions of Republic Act 8293 or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines.

The trade and commerce committee worked jointly with the committees on constitutional amendments, revision of codes and laws; justice and human rights; finance; and science and technology in studying the proposed legislations..... MORE

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Cagayan exec shot dead By Ted Boehnert 06/05/2011

Cagayan exec shot dead

By Ted Boehnert 06/05/2011
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan — One of the motorcycle-riding men armed with gun shot dead a councilman here last Friday night.

The victim was identified as Froilan Rivera, councilman of Pinili village in northwestern Abulug town.
The killing was the third in a span of two weeks.

According to Chief Insp. Edward Guzman, Abulug police chief, Rivera was reportedly shot by the gunman in front of his house in Pinili village around 9 p.m. just as he was about to close the gate of his house..... MORE

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