Day: August 30, 2014

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Definitively, the nationwide sign-up campaign for a trailblazing people’s initiative bill to abolish the pork barrel system and, through its penal provisions, to “exact accountability for the plunder of the people’s money” will go full-blast starting September. It aims to collect, within a year,…

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Benigno Aquino III has done it before: lamented the “negativity” of his critics as well as that of the Philippine press and media. “Negativity” and “negativism” have been an even more noticeable part of his public vocabulary in recent times, together with their supposed opposites, “optimism” and…

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld A year ago it had seemed that the spontaneous gesture of outrage by hundreds of thousands who converged at the Rizal Park to protest the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) anomalies signaled the end of congressional pork. President Benigno S. Aquino III, after vigorously defending the PDAF, then attempted…

Teachers’ group confers ‘Pambansang Artista ng Mamamayan’ to Nora Aunor

MANILA — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers honored accomplished actress and superstar Miss Nora Aunor as “Pambansang Artista ng Mamamayan” on Friday, August 29 at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). Aunor is being recognized by the teachers’ group for her outstanding contribution to the development of Filipino artistry in film and to the…