By Maricar B. Brizuela
Carrying streamers denouncing Vice President Jejomar Binay for the alleged overpricing of the P2.28-billion Makati City Hall Building II, Makati residents belonging to United Makati against Corruption (Umac) staged a rally outside the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, where Binay was delivering a speech to defend himself against the charges thrown at him by his former officials in Makati during his three terms as the city’s mayor.
By Erika Sauler
Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was mobbed by protesters Wednesday night after a forum in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
At least 10 people were hurt on Thursday when officials of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the police served the dismissal order against Mayor Jefferson Soriano at Tuguegarao City Hall, where hundreds of the mayor’s supporters had been holding vigil since Monday.
By Maricar Cinco
Veteran documentary and street photographers based outside Metro Manila have joined calls to scrap a measure that, if passed by Congress, would hold photographers and videographers liable for a work published without the permission of the subject photographed or filmed.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Outrage over the pork barrel is not enough. Filipinos must turn out and sign up for a people’s initiative for the enactment of a law that would abolish once and for all that source of political patronage and official corruption.