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Libel ba ang ‘boba’?

Ayon kay Mr. Ri­chard Heydarian, komentarista ng isang major network, “All Filipinos have a RIGHT to express their views, regardless of gender, religion or socio economic background. But to say our VP is empty headed? How on Earth is that NOT insult? Are you blind or playing a fool? Slander, libel, calumny — not e­xercise of freedom but abuse if it!”The post Libel ba ang ‘boba’? appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 9th, 2019

Security risks top of mind in ASEAN

HEADS of state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday led off the ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on Partnership for Sustainability with pledges to “strengthen defense cooperation to tackle traditional and non-traditional security challenges”; “enhance strategic dialogue and promote practical cooperation on regional defense and security issues”; “reaffirm the importance of maintaining and promoting peace, security, safety and freedom of navigation in and overflight above the South China Sea”; promote guidelines to avert “unplanned encounters at sea”; to “combat terrorism in all its forms” and to “enhance cybersecurity cooperation” besides a host of more general resolutions in the economic, social and cultural spheres......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

In the Philippines, students now have to plant 10 trees before they graduate

In the Philippines, students now have to plant 10 trees before they graduate World Economic Forum The new bill would allow students to plant their trees in a number of different places, including res.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

Group urges government to take advantage of US-China rift

The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) is urging government to undertake a series of economic reforms to enable the country to lure China-based investments amid a worsening US-China trade war......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2019

Shift from ODA to PPP for project funding backed

The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) is urging the Philippines to consider funding more projects through public-private partnership (PPP) as this will be cheaper and speedier in the long-term with increasing credit confidence in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

PSEi drops to 7,900 ahead of GDP data

INVESTORS resorted to last-minute profit-taking on Friday, pulling the index back to the 7,900 level while repositioning portfolios ahead of economic growth and inflation results. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange…READ The post PSEi drops to 7,900 ahead of GDP data appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

Gov’t urged to shift to PPP after credit upgrade

THE Foundation for Economic Freedom on Friday called on the government to begin shifting from Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Public-Private Partnership (PPP), following its credit rating upgrade......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

Debt-to-GDP ratio drops to 35.8% in 9 months

MANILA, Philippines - The better-than-expected economic growth in the third quarter just gave the Duterte administration a wider budget space in the form of.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2016

Big goals… but can they deliver?

Budget Secretary Ben Diokno shared the administration’s bold plans in a presentation before the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF)......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2016

Regulator and operator

The good news from Budget Secretary Ben Diokno when he spoke before the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) last week is about a reorganizatio.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2016

Philippine competitiveness drops in WEF survey

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines ended nearly a decade of gains in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index, slipping 10 notches in t.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2016

PH unemployment rate drops to lowest since 2005

The country’s labor market continues to show vibrancy as unemployment and underemployment rates fell to their lowest levels in more than a decade, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 9th, 2016

Water crisis cuts economic growth potential, says WB

Economies experiencing water crises and high levels of water pollution may miss out on a third of their potential economic growth, a new report by the World Bank said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News18 hr. 10 min. ago

Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic jitters

Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic jitters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News21 hr. 31 min. ago

Robredo to Filipinos: Honor all freedom fighters on Ninoy Aquino Day

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo said the day the nation commemorates the assassination of the late senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr is also the time to remember all the nameless Filipinos who fought the dictatorship like he did.  On Wednesday, August 21, Robredo described Aquino as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2019

On Ninoy Aquino Day, Duterte tells Pinoys to safeguard freedom, democracy

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday reminded Filipinos to remain committed in safeguarding people’s freedoms as the country celebrates the heroism of opposition figure Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 8 THE precarious bent for ethnic, religious, economic self-determination, and depending on the ripening of issues, political independence, is a logical and ever-present danger in unions, confederations, federal governance e.g. former USSR, Canada, Germany etc. to include autonomous regions. Self-governance is the highest form of aspiration for ambitious separatists. When timing is most […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 21st, 2019

Cry for freedom

  THE event that ushered in the Philippine Revolution against more than 300 years of Spanish occupation is as significant as it is controversial. Sick of the oppression under foreign rule and craving for freedom and independence, Filipino revolutionaries under the leadership of Andres Bonifacio tore their “cedulas” (residence certificate) as a sign of their […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 21st, 2019

‘Never be silenced’: U.P. community leads walkout vs campus militarization

MANILA, Philippines – In an effort to assert academic freedom, University of the Philippines (UP) students and faculty members united in a systemwide walkout to protest against police and military intervention in schools on Tuesday, August 20. UP Student Regent Isaac Punzalan released a memorandum last August 14 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

Fed’s Rosengren wants evidence of economic slowdown for easing

FEDERAL RESERVE Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren continued to push back against further interest-rate cuts by the central bank, arguing he’s not convinced that slowing trade and global growth will significantly dent the US economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019