The public-private deal concerning LRT will give the Ayala-MVP Group the benefit of the government’s official development assistance (ODA) in financing more than half of the total project cost of about P65-billion. The government committed to shoulder the right of way acquisition, purchase of coaches, civil works, among other expenses.
Month: October 2014
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Just as the “daang matuwid” promised to us has been turning out to be a potholed, crooked one, it seems that Americans are finding out how much President Barack Obama has veered away from the policies he had set at the beginning of his…
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld This Sept. 21 marks the 42nd anniversary of the imposition of martial law by President Ferdinand E. Marcos. It meant the beginning of mailed-fist dictatorial rule that brought ruin to the Philippine economy; hocked the future of generations to come to the multinational financial mafia; institutionalized plunder and cronyism…
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Forty- two years have passed since Ferdinand Marcos placed the entire country under martial law on Sept. 23, 1972 (he signed Presidential Proclamation 1081 on Sept. 21, implementing it only two days later). But some Filipinos still argue that things were better during the dictatorship, while others…
I don’t have enemies nor have I hurt anybody. Who else would have the ulterior motive to kill activists? Isn’t it the military?”– Dexter Ian Selebrado, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilpinas organizer
The indigenous peoples in the Sierra Madre mountain range and other parts of the country are mounting opposition to the mega structures that threaten to wipe out not only their ancestral homes, but also their age-old culture and identity.
“Gerald [Salonga] was subjected to a 13-hour interrogation. His captors warned that they would harm his mother if he does not admit that he’s a member of the New People’s Army (NPA).”
“Colonel Reuben Espartinez is using the judicial process to pursue his caprices.” – Dr. Alex Montes
“There should be no need to require farmworkers to apply for the purchase of lands that they already own. There is, therefore, no basis for the DAR’s imposition to farm worker beneficiaries to sign the Affidavit of Purchase and Farmers’ Undertaking.”