Ilonggo militants welcome Duterte’s announcement but reminds him to address root cause of poverty

ILOILO City – The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) – Western Visayas welcomes the fearless announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte naming local executives, judges and PNP officers allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade in the region. The illegal drugs problem and its pernicious influence on the Ilonggo society and politics is present and a real…

BAYAN slams mining myths, supports admin efforts*

MANILA, Philippines – The foreign-controlled, large-scale mining industry today contributes little—if not virtually nothing—to alleviate poverty in the country and, in many cases, exacerbates and adds to the hardship and suffering of people in areas where irresponsible miners leave a trail of destruction of the ecology and environment. BAYAN supports the efforts of the Duterte…

Alternatives to the Jalaur Mega Dam

By Dr. Ernesto Hofileña, a retired anesthetist and an agriculturist from Iloilo At first sight, building the Jalaur Multipurpose Project Phase II (JRMP II) seems like a good idea. One of the biggest problems facing any small island environment is fresh water. Panay Island, which has borne the brunt of chronic water shortages through the…

POOLED EDITORIAL | The Prez and the Press

REGRETTABLY, the conversation between President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and the news media has turned sharp and shrill. All but lost in the noise is the two parties’ common duty in law and tradition to serve and to inform the Filipino people on issues, events and policies that affect their interest and welfare. A president—all at once…

Liham kay Pareng Noynoy

Originally posted on Teddy Casiño:
Dear Noynyoy, Dahil alam kong mas pinakikinggan mo ang mga kaibigan mo, susulatan kita bilang isang kaibigan. Tutal, isang termino tayong classmate sa Congress at minsan na ring naka-duet sa videoke sa isang Christmas party. Alam mo namang wala akong personal na galit sa iyo kayat sana’y mabasa mo…