By Neal H. Cruz
After disqualifying Gov. ER Ejercito of Laguna for overspending in the 2013 elections, the Commission on Elections warned that a hundred other politicians are also being investigated and face disqualification for the same offense. Other politicians are also in danger of disqualification for premature campaigning.
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Young historians are lucky to have a handful of compilations of primary-source material in English translation available for preliminary reading, but they will need to dig up the rest that remain in archives in the Philippines and Spain. The big challenge that faces many beginning historians is that they are separated from the past because of language. For example, a five-volume compilation of newspaper reports on the revolution from the Spanish press is available in print, but if the researcher is not armed with at least a reading competence of Spanish, these sources remain closed to him/her.
By Michael L. Tan
There is a saying, “no news is good news,” which comes out of the idea that something is newsworthy only if it is about disasters, crimes and scandals.
By Rina Jimenez-David
By all measures, action is indeed overdue on the coconut levy funds. After all, almost 30 years have passed since the Edsa Revolt and the issue over who should have control over the taxes levied on coconut farmers was contested and brought to court.
By Yuriko Koike
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has thrown out the political playbook. With two years remaining in his term, and with his Liberal Democratic Party enjoying comfortable majorities in the Diet’s upper and lower houses, Abe has called a snap general election for December.