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Anti-APEC protest snuffed out by riot police


ILOILO CITY May 11, 2015 To show that Aklan Province is prosperous and peaceful, the Aquino government flooded it with soldiers and police instead of simply letting Akeanons go about their daily grind. The northwestern Panay Province now crawls with at least 6,000 Armed Forces members and police personnel, particularly the capital Kalibo, New Washington […]

Igo man lang magtikal World Mayor mo


Iloilo, both city and province, has no “AAA” or “triple A” abattoir. All it has is the lonesome “AA” in Passi City. Passi erected its slaughterhouse sometime in 2003 at P45 million. Critics rued it was “overpriced” but somehow, its local chief executive Jesry Palmares managed to overcome that as the facility became an income […]

Interntional fact-finding mission bewails LGU and PNP inaction


Oton, Iloilo August 15, 2014 The Philippine embassy in Germany, more than 10,000 kilometers away from the Philippines, seems to know who murdered Romeo Robles Capalla, chair of the Panay Fair Trade Cooperative (PFTC), ahead of local governments and the police. The local police as well as the officialdom of Oton, Iloilo, residence of Capalla […]

Diputado or legal counsel?


Legal counsel or diputado? Iloilo City August 14, 2014   WHEN broadcast stations here Tuesday (August 12) broke the news of Rep. Jerry Trenas (LP) authored a resolution for the privatization of the Metro-Iloilo Water District, I didn’t hear a congressman acting in behalf of his riding or constituency which is Iloilo City and its […]

People of the Philippines vs Porquia, Bosque


ILOILO CITY August 6, 2014   Under the PNoy presidency, shouting protest words when he is around is mortal sin, a crime even that two hapless students knew rather too late after a band of PNP physically assaulted them June 27, 2014 for heckling Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III during his visit in Iloilo City. […]

Notorious firm starts exploration in southern Iloilo


While our eyes are glued on the West Philippine Sea and we rage at alleged incursions and bullying by China, the latter in fact is steadily expanding its reach inland, thanks to the government that profligately grants it unlimited access to the Philippines’ mineral resources.   Now that the cat is out of the bag […]

CENTERLAW Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Dismiss the Motions for Reconsideration Against the Constitutionality of Cyber Libel


Originally posted on Harry Roque's Blog:
“The Court will only have itself to blame if the International Community condemns its Decision on the Cyber Crime Prevention Law as contrary to Human Rights” (CENTERLAW Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Dismiss the Motions for Reconsideration Against the Constitutionality of Cyber Libel) Ref: Prof H.…