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Revolutionary farmers group salutes NPA (w/ Photos)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Revolutionary farmers group salutes NPA

MANILA – A 15’ x 36’ mural of Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal was unveiled at the footbridge nearest to the Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) bridge by members of the Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid (PKM), March 26.



In its statement, the Southern Tagalog chapter of PKM, a revolutionary organization of farmers, said Rosal, the late spokesman of the New People’s Army (NPA), is a hero of the Filipino people. On March 29, the NPA, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) will celebrate its 43rd founding anniversary..... MORE

SourceBulatlat.com

URL: http://bulatlat.com/main/2012/03/26/revolutionary-farmers-group-salutes-npa/

Crisis: The result of his Noynoying EDITORIAL 03/28/2012

Crisis: The result of his Noynoying

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03/28/2012
Noynoy has been in the presidential office just under two years, and even as he had been aware even then of the power problem the nation was facing long before, Noynoy, while admitting there is indeed a power crisis in Mindanao and even in Metro Manila, he still passed the blame of such crisis on the previous administrations, which should include his mother, Cory.

He claims today that his administration will resolve the problem, adding that it will take some two years to fix, boasting too, that he will be pouring in some P2 billion to fix the problem.

That’s peanuts, and something he could have spent to fix up the problem that was already staring him in the face in 2010 and even 2011, but he chose instead to underspend, and make the economic growth drop drastically.

It cannot be denied that as early as 2010, the power problem was already acknowledged, yet Noynoy still did nothing about it, as he was focused on wreaking vengeance on his political foes..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20120328com7.html

Libya’s ‘non state’: Tribal war claims 50 lives

Libya’s ‘non state’: Tribal war claims 50 lives


50 have been killed and dozens injured in Libya as tribal groups are fighting in the country’s south. After the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is left in a condition which some residents call a ‘non state’.

The fighting between rival armed militias, ongoing since Sunday, has spilled into the center of Libya’s third largest city of Sabha on Tuesday. The country’s National Transitional Council initially sent out 300 of its troops to calm the situation but the contingent had to be reinforced two-fold, Reuters said..... MORE
SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/libya-ntc-tribal-wars-621/

Trial of UK protesters: Student beaten half-dead ‘was looking for it’



Trial of UK protesters: Student beaten half-dead ‘was looking for it’

Some 200 people attended a London demonstration to support Alfie Meadows and four others standing trial for their part in December 9, 2010 student protests. Meadows suffered a near-death blow to his head, allegedly falling victim to police brutality.

The demonstrators, who gathered outside Kingston crown court on Monday accuse police officers of leaving Alfie with bleeding on the brain, and say it’s the authorities who should be in the dock.

“I think that’s completely unjust and rather it should be the police that hit Alfie that should be being pursued and charged and not Alfie himself who was a victim of violence on that day. Really it sends a message that the police can essentially do what they like and if you’re a protester, you are fair game,” Hannah Dee, Chair of the Defend the Right to Protest group told RT..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/alfie-meadows-trial-protest-619/

Noy wants power deals signed covering 18 yrs. By Rocky G. Nazareno 03/28/2012

Noy wants power deals signed covering 18 yrs.

By Rocky G. Nazareno 03/28/2012

President Aquino bared yesterday a renewal energy program that sounds like a clone of the energy build up strategy of former President Fidel V. Ramos that resulted in a power glut and along with it came the cost of electricity in the country spiralling which has now become the world’s most expensive.

Aquino said his administration’s renewal energy program had lined up service contracts to fill the projected energy demand until 2030 of 15,500 megawatts (MW) or about $15 billion worth of contracts based on a thumb rule of $1 million per 1 megawatt on the cost of generating electricity.

Amid reports that Congress is mulling to grant him special emergency powers to address the Mindanao power crisis, Aquino said his administration’s energy plan seeks to cover power demands until 2030..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120328hea3.html

CJ vows to fight Noy’s move to have puppet SC By Benjamin B. Pulta 03/28/2012

EXPECTS MORE ATTACKS FROM PALACE PROXIES

CJ vows to fight Noy’s move to have puppet SC

By Benjamin B. Pulta 03/28/2012
The big judicial fight to save the Supreme Court (SC) from being hammered into a rubber stamp high court and be completely controlled by President Aquino continues.

Chief Justice Renato Corona said the public should expect more attacks on the judiciary in a proxy war waged by Malacañang to ensure the creation of an Aquino-controlled high court that will bow to his every whim.

“The judiciary has been at the receiving end of continued and relentless attacks on its independence with only one purpose, and that is to create a compliant and malleable judiciary,” Corona said

The Chief Justice specifically cited media bashing against him as part of the attacks aimed at undermining court independence in a speech before the graduates of the Philippine Law School (PLS) held at the Philippine International Convention Center..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120328hea1.html

SC clears Lacson, others of martial law tortures 03/28/2012

SC clears Lacson, others of martial law tortures

03/28/2012
The Supreme Court (SC) upheld yesterday a 2003 ruling of the Court of Ap-peals (CA) reversing the award for damages against Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and several others stemming from alleged torture incidents blamed on security officials during the martial law period.

The SC’s Third Di-vision through Associate Justice Jose Mendoza said the CA acted correctly when it reversed the findings of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) in 1993 that Lacson, the late Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Fabian Ver and several others should pay damages to suspected subversives they allegedly arrested and tortured at the height of martial rule under former President Ferdinand Marcos.

The SC said Lacson, Ver with Colonels Fidel Singson; Rolando Abadilla; Gerardo Lantoria and Galileo Kintanar; Maj. Rodolfo Aguinaldo; 1Lt. Pedro Tango and M/Sgt. Bienvenido Balaba were deprived of procedural due process when they were ordered by the Quezon City RTC to pay damages without giving them the chance to give their side..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120328hea6.html

Poll witnesses: No knowledge of tampering of votes in Maguindanao 03/28/2012

Poll witnesses: No knowledge of tampering of votes in Maguindanao

03/28/2012
Commission on Elections (Comelec) lawyers acting as prosecutors in a case of electoral sabotage against former President Gloria Arroyo yesterday were caught with their pants down, as they presented their witnesses who admitted in open court that they had no knowledge of the alleged tampering of votes in Maguindanao.

Defense counsels of the former President questioned the materiality and relevance of the two witnesses presented by the Comelec on her bail and her co-accused in the electoral sabotage case filed by the poll body and the Department of Justice.

The prosecution witnesses testified that they had no knowledge of the tampering of votes in Maguindanao..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120328hea4.html

DoJ issues lookout order vs Ortega slay suspects By Benjamin B. Pulta 03/28/2012

DoJ issues lookout order vs Ortega slay suspects

By Benjamin B. Pulta 03/28/2012

A “lookout bulletin order” has been issued by the Department of Justice (DoJ) against former Palawan governor Joel Reyes and others accused in the killing of broadcaster Gerry Ortega in Puerto Princesa City.

In a two-page memorandum, DoJ Secretary Leila de Lima has directed the Bureau of Immigration “to be on the lookout on” Reyes, his brother Coron Mayor Mario Reyes Jr., former provincial administrator Romeo Seratubias, close-in aide Arturo Regalado and Valentin Lecias “should any of them pass through immigration counters in any international airport.”

The DoJ chief clarified the LBO would not prevent the accused from leaving the country — unlike a watchlist order or a hold departure order, which she said she could not issue because of the subsisting temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120328nat1.html

RP, Vietnam navies strengthen defense cooperation 03/28/2012

RP, Vietnam navies strengthen defense cooperation

03/28/2012
The Philippine Navy is eyeing stronger defense cooperation with the Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN), including a proposed joint patrol of common maritime domains in the west of the Philippine territory, following the signing of the first ever memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the neighboring navy.

During a recent official visit to Vietnam, Navy Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Alexander Pama discussed with his Vietnamese counterpart Admiral Nguyen Van Hien matters to enhance cooperation between the two navies.

Navy spokesman Lt. Col. Omar Tonsay said that part of the discussions was the active collaboration of the PN and VPN, especially the forging of defense cooperation through the MoU for the enhancement of mutual cooperation and information sharing..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120328nat4.html

Solons bewail lack of fire stations in 645 towns By Charlie V. Manalo 03/28/2012

Solons bewail lack of fire stations in 645 towns

By Charlie V. Manalo 03/28/2012

About 645 towns all over the country do not have fire stations while 666 others are using old and dilapidated fire trucks, lawmakers from Mindanao revealed.

This could be the reason why there are around 800 to 900 fire incidents every month as per records of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez and Abante Mindanao Rep. Maximo Rodriguez filed House Resolution 2250 asking the House committee on public order and sfety to probe the lack of fire stations in the 645 towns and the use of old and dilapidated fire trucks in 666 others..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120328nat6.html

Navotas mayor bares building of 2 more anti-flood pumping stations By Arlie O. Calalo 03/28/2012

Navotas mayor bares building of 2 more anti-flood pumping stations

By Arlie O. Calalo 03/28/2012

Navotas Mayor John Reynald Tiangco yesterday revealed the local government had built two more “Bombastik” pumping stations, bringing to 26 the total number of anti-flood equipment the city has wholly funded.

The latest two pumping stations were set up at a strategic and flood-prone area in Barangay Tanza where residents are usually experiencing flooding even only during high tides, according to the mayor.

City’s public information officer Jayne Banayad told the Tribune the mayor led a simple ceremony that took place recently where he formally opened the two Bombastik pumping stations with Tanza Barangay Chairman Carlito de Guzman, other city and village officials in attendance..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120328met4.html

Steel firm questions CA ruling on multimillion-$ issurance case By Benjamin B. Pulta 03/28/2012

Steel firm questions CA ruling on multimillion-$ issurance case

By Benjamin B. Pulta 03/28/2012
Lawyers of a local steel corporation have formally sought the inhibition of three Court of Appeals (CA) magistrates hearing its multi-million-dollar case after the justices allegedly exhibited manifest partiality and negligence in hearing the suit.

The Steel Corp. of the Philippines (SCP), through its legal counsel Nonnatus Chua, formally sought the recusal of Justice Fernanda Lampas Peralta, chairman of the former Fourteenth Division of the CA, together with the two other members of the Division, namely, Justices Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla and Agnes Reyes-Carpio, for “manifest partiality, evident bad faith and gross inexcusable negligence” in deciding the case and promulgating the decision dated Feb. 8, 2012.

The decision by Justice Peralta had declared null and void the order dated June 1, 2011 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Balayan, Batangas which had held SCP’s panel of insurers liable to SCP and directed them to pay SCP’s insurance claims in the total amount of $42 million or replace SCP’s damaged equipment..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120328met1.html

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