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Rename NAIA back to its original name Manila International Airport (MIA) - Petition asks

Photo from Back in 1987, Manila International Airport (MIA) was renamed to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) through Republic Act No. 6639 which was enacted without executive approval on November 27, 1987.  Reading RA 6639, one can't find a valid reason why the country's main airport should be named after Ninoy Aquino, Jr., who was a former senator and convicted in 1977 by a military court of subversion and murder. Thus, Ninoy Aquino is not a hero/patriot for inspiration and emulation of this generation and generations still unborn.  He was clearly a POLITICIAN and by naming the Philippine's main airport to his name is an insult to all Filipino heroes who died for the country and not for political ambition. Now, the People of the Republic of the Philippines is urging the Philippine Congress, through Senators Dick Gordon, Migz Zubiri, and Manny Pacquiao as co-authors, to repeal RA 6639 and rename NAIA back to its origin

Duterte signs SSS law that gives at least P10,000 monthly unemployment insurance.

Photo Google Images President Rodrigo Duterte has recently signed into law a measure which seeks to provide unemployment insurance to the members of Social Security System (SSS) who were dismissed from their work. KAMI learned that President Duterte signed the Republic Act 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2019 on February 8, which was authored by Senator Richard Gordon. According to a report by Manila Bulletin, the measure is the first one in the country to provide involuntary separation benefits for two months while the members are still trying to find for new employment. Sen. Gordon said that a member can get at least P10, 000 if the member had been paying the “contributions under the maximum salary credit.” However, according to Section 14-B of RA 11199, an involuntarily unemployed member can get the benefit which is equivalent to 50 percent of his average monthly salary credit for a maximum of two months. In a report by Esquire Magazine, the law stated that those wh

The Duterte Effect – What Does It Really Mean?

Photo from Flying Ketchup RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE — the gun-toting, tough-talking, Mayor of Davao City was nothing like anyone Imperial Manila nor the rest of the Philippines had ever seen before. In 2016, his bravado and foul-mouthed rhetoric actually seemed refreshing for millions of Filipinos. His accomplishments, as well as the countless urban legends that surrounded the man, seemed like exactly the change the country needed, and that ‘it’ was finally coming. Under Duterte’s leadership, Davaoeños watched as their beloved city transformed – purged of crime, of insurgents, and of drugs. During his term, discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, and religious affiliation was outlawed in the city. Other ordinances on health and safety were passed. Urban development became a priority, and the city saw economic growth, as well as development in education and community life. All this happened under the watchful eye of the beloved ‘mayor,’ who patrolled the streets at night o

Rice prices seen to drop by at least P7 due to rice tariffication law.

Photo from PTVNews MANILA  – The prices of rice are expected to decrease by P2 to P7 per kilo following the signing of the rice tariffication law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Department of Finance (DOF) said on Tuesday. “The implementation of the rice tariffication law is vital to the national interest and it should be done as soon as possible,” DOF Assistant Secretary Tony Lambino said in the weekly economic briefing in Malacañang. Lambino allayed the fears of farmers’ groups that the new law will be disadvantageous to them. “Ang gusto po nating gawin (What we want to do) is through rice tariffication iyong makakalap po nating taripa ay para sa mga magsasaka lamang at iyan po ay naka-earmark po based on the law (tariffs collected are solely for farmers and it will be earmarked based on the law),” he said. Lambino expressed confidence that local farmers will be able to compete internationally following the signing of the law. He cited data from the National Econo

Netizens call for boycott of Kris Aquino endorsements.

Photo from Mindation The tides have turned against Kris Aquino, who was once one of the most powerful forces in entertainment and faces in advertising. An endorsement from the actress/host may actually backfire and drive consumers away from products. The Kris Aquino brand just isn’t what it used to be and it isn’t what people want anymore. Aquino’s recall has been more associated with controversy and drama recently rather than any of the brands she smiles for. Besides her personal issues with her business and associates, such as the recent drama with Nicko Falcis, destablization plot allegations against the administration (which continues to maintain high public satisfaction), Aquino is also representative of an old system in the Philippines.  Her last name not only carries her ‘star power’, but it brings to mind the issues of her former President family members. Socio-political group MindaVote asked netizens yesterday how they felt about a billboard of Aquino selling a br

Duterte appeals: Don’t put useless people in Senate.

President Duterte renewed his appeal to the public to choose the candidates who can make a change for the country and not those who are just talking but are really useless. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Duterte made the statement as he made a pitch for his 12 senatorial bets during the PDP-Laban campaign rally in Biñan, Laguna Saturday evening. In his speech, Duterte said that his critics who are running for public office are talking against him just to keep themselves in the minds of the electorate. “Ano naman nagawa nila? Hanggang salita. What makes you remember them? Extraordinarily na masabi mo na kailangan mong ibalik sila (What did they do? They are just all talk. What did they do extraordinarily that makes you remember them and makes you say that you have to put them back at the Senate)?” he said. “Iwasan ninyo ‘yan, ‘yung walang ginawa kung hindi mag… Sabihin mo sa mga tao (Avoid those who have done not

Angry netizens remind Bam Aquino of Noynoy and Cory’s bloody legacy.

Photo from Mindation Proving once again adage that says, ‘you can lead your relative to the senate but you can’t make him any smarter than a rock,’ Bambam Aquino was bitch-slapped by angry Filipinos with the truth about his own family’s bloody history against people who protested against their interests. This after Aquino, who was elected primarily on the strength of his being the cousin of the former president, just had to open his mouth and give a statement on the violent dispersal of rallyists in front of the US Embassy. “What I saw in the video… is far from the Philippines that I know and love. Our country has a history of protest and allowing dissent, not only as a means of expression, but as a means to come to genuine solutions.” – Bam Aquino In response to his shortsighted and self-serving version of Philippine history, angry netizens reminded Aquino that the administrations of both his aunt and cousin were marred by much more violent, and deadly clashes between the

Duterte administration will not be distracted by mudslinging detractors.

Photo from Mindation The Duterte administration has kicked off more major projects for its ‘Build, Build, Build’ program and the latest SWS survey revealed that a majority of Filipinos say they observe less drug users in their communities, yet critics of the government refuse to see these positives and continue to disparage these achievements. Despite the best efforts of vocal detractors, Malacañang said on Saturday that the administration remains focused on bringing genuine change to the nation. “While detractors of this Administration consistently deliberate on how to mudsling the President’s achievements, we remain focused on how to improve the lives of our countrymen through projects that will bring about genuine change for the nation,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. Panelo said that both the ‘Build, Build, Build’ program and the war on drugs have seen positive results. He cited data from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) w

Samira Gutoc sa DDS: Walang hiya naman kayo kung hindi kayo sasama sa People Power.

Photo from May panawagan ang Otso Diretso senatorial candidate na si Samira Gutoc sa mga Diehard Duterte Supporter (DDS) na makiisa sa selebrasyon ng ika-33 anibersaryo ng People Power Revolution sa EDSA, Quezon City. Ito ang sigaw ni Gutoc sa harap ng mga tao na nagtipon sa People Power Monument sa EDSA, “Hoy, mga DDS, sumama na kayo dito sa People Power. Pilipino din kayo, tao din kayo, babae din kayo, may ina din kayo.” Aniya, “walang hiya” umano ang mga DDS kung sasabihin ng mga ito na hindi sumasama dahil hindi iyon pang-DDS. “Walang hiya naman kayo kung sasabihin niyo na hindi ito pang-DDS kaya hindi kayo sumasama. Isa-puso natin ang mensahe ng People Power: Walang maliit,” sigaw ni Gutoc. Hindi rin pinalampas na batikusin ni Gutoc ang war on drugs campaign ng administrasyong Duterte. “Sa bawat namatay sa tokhang niyo, Presidente Duterte, sana hindi kayo magigising sa iyak ng isang ina na hindi mo man lang binisita dahil namatay (ang anak) sa to

‘Pitik Kulangot’ hand sign ng Otso Diretso, pinagtawanan ng mga netizen.

Photo from Sa larawang ibinahagi ng pro-Duterte blogger at university lecturer na si Sass Rogando Sasot, makikita ang kakaibang hand sign ng mga kandidato ng oposisyon na sina Magdalo Congressman Gary Alejano, Erin Tañada, Atty. Romulo Macalintal, Atty. Chel Diokno at former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay. Napatanong si Sasot na, ‘Anong hand sign yan? Ano ba ito Jolen?’ sa kanyang daang-libong followers. Ayon sa ilang netizens, “pitik kulangot” raw ang nasabing hand sign ng mga senatorial candidates. Nasa mahigit 3,000 shares na sa Facebook ang ibinahaging larawan ni Sasot at umani na rin ng libo-libong komento sa netizens. BASAHIN ANG KOMENTO NG MGA NETIZEN TUNGKOL SA KAKAIBANG HAND SIGN NG OTSO DIRETSO: Naguguluhan na sila kung ano ang hand sign nila eh. Pero kung madilim at may kandila ka, ang lalabas na shadow nyan ay aso. Yong kakatapos mo lang at try kung malagkit pa, at kung ma alat2x. Sign ng wala kwentang tao puro paninira ang kanila

RANKED: These will be the 32 most powerful economies in the world by 2050.

Photo from Business Insider By 2050, the world is likely to have changed drastically from what we know now, and the planet's economic and financial landscape will be no exception. A report from professional services giant PwC looks at which economies around the world will be the biggest and most powerful in 33 years time. The report, titled "The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?"  ranked 32 countries by their projected global gross domestic product by purchasing power parity. PPP is used by macroeconomists to determine the economic productivity and standards of living among countries across a certain time period. With the exception of the USA, many of the world's current powerhouse economies like Japan and Germany will have slipped down global rankings, replaced by countries such as India and Indonesia, which are currently emerging markets. Check out the ranking below (All numbers cited in the slides are in US dollars an
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