Everything you've wanted to know about RP politics, but were afraid to ask.


Posted by akosistella on April 8, 2010


Phil. Star: Beyond reorganization

It’s not a test and no one is going to copy answers, so there are voters who feel no need to use secrecy folders when they fill out ballots on May 10. For those who want privacy as they make their choices, the official cardboard folders used in the 2007 midterm elections should suffice, unless certain enterprising souls in the Commission on Elections — and there seem to be a lot of them in the poll body — have sold the huge piles of cardboard by the kilo to scrap dealers.

Click Philippine Star.

Inquirer: No-fly zone

NO PHILIPPINE CARRIER HAS FLOWN DIRECT TO Europe since 1999, but it doesn’t matter. The ban imposed by the European Union on all airlines based in the Philippines, effective on April 1, is a body blow to Philippine investment and tourism prospects, as well as to the reputation of Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and other carriers.

Click Inquirer.net

Malaya: Another wild, hollow claim

THE World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update which was released yesterday stuck to an earlier forecast of a 3.5 percent growth in 2010 and 3.8 percent in 2011 for the Philippines. The forecast, we suppose, could again be seized by Malacañang propagandists as proof of the country’s purported resiliency. The reality is the Philippines is again emerging as the regional laggard in economic recovery.

Click Malaya


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