By Karl M. Gaspar
Instead of being a time of joy and hope, November and December last year might as well be the season of Lent, a time of grief and despair for some 16 million Filipinos living in 14 provinces along the path of Super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).
In the aftermath of super typhoon “Yolanda’s” (international name: Haiyan) fury, the first major problems attended to by most of the survivors was to find food and potable water when both became very scarce.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Knowing when workers repair sections of the the 23-kilometer Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) will allow commuters to avoid getting caught in horrendous traffic jams.
Reblocking is the repair of a damaged section of a road.
23 kilometers Length of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue 6 Number of cities through which Edsa passes— Caloocan, Quezon City, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Makati and Pasay 2.8 Million Estimated number of people who use Edsa daily 264,000 Estimated number of private vehicles that pass through Edsa daily (as of 2013) 15,200 [...]
For individual taxpayers, the submission is voluntary this April, but compulsory next year. It’s mandatory for corporations starting next month.
By Magtanggol T. Gunigundo I
Revenue Regulation 2-2014 of Jan. 24 prescribes new Income Tax Return Forms 1700, 1701 and 1702 that cost P30 million to print.
By Jonna Estudillo
The scarcity and poor quality of physical infrastructure in the Philippines are much lamented and with good reason.
By Kenneth Cardenas
When we tell the stories of our wealthiest men, we tend to tell the stories that are of no consequence: We repeat their names, which have generally remained constant for most of recent memory; we futilely recite the numbers of their net worth; and we mythologize the secrets to their success.
We are featuring the views of lawyers Karen Jimeno and Ibarra Gutierrez III on the recent decision of the Supreme Court on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, or Republic Act No. 10175.
By Karen V. Jimeno
The rape case filed by Deniece Cornejo against actor Vhong Navarro elicited negative reactions from numerous netizens who posted blogs and comments with nasty remarks, like “Deniece is a prostitute,” “She’s delusional!” and “Deniece had plastic surgery.”
By Ibarra “Barry” M. Gutierrez III
Much of the online outrage that came in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in the landmark case of Disini v. Secretary of Justice was directed at the portion of the ruling upholding the constitutionality of Section 4(c)4 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act (Republic Act No. 10175)—the “cyberlibel” provision.