Week in POCus

Week in POCus 71

What a week for the Philippines. Almost a year after the historic impeachment trial of Renato Corona, the Aquino administration seems to be really determined on pinning down the former Chief Justice. In a resolution submitted by a three-member panel from the Department of Justice (DOJ), a probable cause was…

Week in POCus 70

Week 70 What a week for the Philippines. It was Labor Day again last Wednesday, and following tradition, labor groups held all-day demonstrations to voice out the concerns of the labor sector. They expressed their demand for significant wage increase and an end to contractualization – a prevailing practice among…

Week in POCus 69

What a week for the Philippines. Labor Day is coming soon, but it seems like laborers won’t be getting a wage hike anytime soon. Despite glowing reports by the administration for a record-breaking performance of the stock market and the robust macro-economic figures, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) has…

Week in POCus 49

What a week for the Philippines. Supertyphoon Pablo (known internationally as Bopha) has carved a swath of destruction across Visayas and Mindanao, leaving hundreds dead. Early warnings about the severity of this storm had local governments scrambling to organize disaster coordination and relief efforts and evacuate citizens from vulnerable areas.…

Week in POCus 48

What a week for the Philippines. The Senate has finally voted to approve the proposed budget for 2013, with the Department of Education receiving the biggest allocation, followed by the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Department of National Defense. The one dissenter, Senator Joker Arroyo, complained about…
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