Category: Stories

Duterte’s first year rated by ‘green’ groups

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration received yesterday an overall failing mark for its first-year performance on “environment and social justice” from a 40-member coalition. The Green Thumb Coalition, in a press conference, explained that the Duterte’s words...

/ July 4, 2017

Dispatches from Davao, Digos under Martial Law

Gene Paolo Gumagay offers a perspective from cities in Southeastern Mindanao, 300 kilometers away from the fighting in Marawi

/ June 21, 2017

Duterte on criminals, before and after winning

The President vowed to have a tough stance against criminality in the country. Almost a year on, where does he stand now?

/ May 3, 2017

More than 1.1-M Filipinos ‘no grade completed’

Only 17 million graduated college, more than 28 million reached high school only, and around 16 million studied up to elementary school only.

/ April 10, 2017

Filipino women’s life as told by numbers

Data reveals extensive continued discrimination, harassment of Filipino women

/ April 9, 2017

One woman in every 5 winners for 2016 elections

COMELEC data shows disparity in women winning polls

/ March 8, 2017

Lowest PH daily minimum wage at 235 pesos

Mimaropa and Eastern Visayas tied at bottom of minimum wage table; Metro Manila tops list

/ March 4, 2017

Senate’s first 7 months, by the numbers

And while the Senate seemed to deserve a gold star for the amount of media coverage they got from these hearings, a quick peek on their legislative performance might give a different impression.

/ February 17, 2017

Duterte, Robredo words reflect policy goals, actions?

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo took their oaths as the top executives of the Philippines in late June after a very action-packed national campaign. Seven months have passed with them at the helm of...

/ February 9, 2017