The Internet should not be censored, according to a majority of people in 22 of 24 countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center, a non-partisan “fact-tank” based in the United States.
On March 8, 1918, the Philippine Supreme Court through Justice George Malcolm underscored the importance of freedom of speech in a democratic society:
In January 2014, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) had indicated that President Benigno S. Aquino III would certify the draft BBL as an urgent bill. After Congress passes the bill, a plebiscite will be held. The appointment of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) will follow, and then the election for the Bangsamoro government in 2016.
Using a word cloud generator that gives greater prominence to words that appear frequently, the image below illustrates which family names persist in the political scene, at the provincial level, of the five provinces in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) over the past two decades.
With the constitutionality of the executive’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) under legal scrutiny, the Supreme Court is once again being asked to look into the acts of another branch of the government. It is, in other words, being called on to exercise the power of judicial review.
The 1987 Constitution guarantees the citizen’s right to vote. Its Article V states that no literacy, property, or other substantive requirements shall be imposed on the exercise of suffrage by any citizen. At the very least, voters must be 18 years of age and a resident of the Philippines for at least one year and in the place where he or she will vote for at least six months before election day.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’s data on remittances from 2009 to 2012 suggest a seasonal pattern. Remittances were highest in value in December and lowest in January.
The improvement of the Marikina-Infanta Road, more popularly known as Marcos Highway, is the most expensive civil-works project ever implemented since 2001. It is worth nearly P2 billion.