Posted by akosistella on April 6, 2010
Phil. Star : Overpriced
MANILA, Philippines – These are just folders made of blue polypropylene, 9.5 inches wide and 28 inches long, to be used for shielding voters from prying eyes as they fill out ballots on election day. Yet the Commission on Elections nearly paid P380 for each of the so-called ballot secrecy folders. The amount was reportedly what the Comelec believed had been recommended by its Bids and Awards Committee, with the deal to supply 1.8 million ballot secrecy folders awarded through negotiated contract to OTC Paper Supply.
Click Philippine Star.
Malaya: Girlie to the rescue
GIRLIE Villarosa, deputy speaker and Gloria Arroyo’s constant foreign travel companion, yesterday said she has been directed by the party’s head to stop defections and to solve the lack of funding that are plaguing the Lakas Kampi ruling party. We wish her all the luck.
The case of tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan, who was recently involved in a plagiarism controversy, points up the risk one takes when he enlists the help of a ghostwriter or an assistant in writing a speech. Unless his assistant is a very trustworthy person, he cannot be sure that the former will not commit plagiarism.