Quantcast
Home » Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority You are browsing entries tagged with “Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority”

Unfinished march

It was discouraging to see the dialogue between the Casiguran marchers and President Aquino turn sour at the end. A prominent lawyer advising the protesters suggested that the acrimonious end may have been caused by their unrealistically high expectations; many commentators faulted the President for being too process-oriented. All this is unfortunate, because there is a real need to review the very basis of the ambitious Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority, or Apeco—and for the review to have actual impact, the protesters and the President need to work with each other.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bottomline: Were they consulted?

By

When the 120 farmers and members of the indigenous groups Dumagat and Agta marched 340 kilometers for three weeks from Casiguran, Aurora, to Manila to amplify their opposition to the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Apeco), they were not wearing headbands and carrying placards that said: “We are open to negotiations” or “We have open minds.” When you oppose, you do not say, “Let’s meet halfway,” and hope for crumbs. You give it your mighty all until the other side and the leaders-that-be sit down to talk and settle—reasonably and justly.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The Casiguran marchers for life

By

One hundred twenty residents of Casiguran—representing at least 2,983 families coming from different sectors such as the farmers, indigenous peoples and fisherfolk—are marching 370 kilometers from Casiguran, Aurora, to Malacañang Palace, in order to highlight their opposition, long voiced by the local communities of Casiguran, to the Aurora ecozone. They will arrive in Manila today, Dec. 10, 2012, and will be welcomed by students from UP, Ateneo and Miriam. Fr. Jett Villarin, SJ, president of Ateneo, will celebrate Mass for them at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Advertisement

News

  • Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State
  • Rookie cop on training caught with unlicensed firearm
  • Pope: Thanks for prayers for my family’s grief
  • Valenzuela mulls law vs wearing skimpy clothes, sexy dancing by kids in shows
  • Luy admits learning a lot from Napoles but…
  • Sports

  • Ateneo edges UE anew
  • Is Donaire’s ALS ice bucket challenge the most creative yet?
  • Batang Gilas starts Fiba Asia U18 stint with rout of Jordan
  • SC stops tax court from collecting P3-B cash bond from Pacquiao couple
  • NU whips Adamson
  • Lifestyle

  • Chilling spree: Tracing the roots of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • Fil-Am transgender model talks paranoia, coming out
  • Depression, the loneliest place to be
  • “Share a Coke” Philippines
  • Stylish hosts let the table talk
  • Entertainment

  • Derek Ramsay confirms he is married and has a son
  • 10 comments stern parent Jackie Chan has made about his son Jaycee
  • Celebrities in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to fight disease
  • ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ returns with fiery martial style
  • Mariah Carey in Manila Oct. 28
  • Business

  • Century Properties Group sets pricing for multi-year retail bond offering
  • Philippines has lowest FDI among Asean members
  • BPI Family Bank to pioneer auto loan securitization
  • Andrew Tan’s Alliance Global Group to develop 12,000 hotel rooms by 2020
  • McDonald’s to launch retail coffee line in early 2015
  • Technology

  • SC issues one-line tweet to welcome Jardeleza; others wary of new SC justice
  • Hacker targets info on MH370 probe
  • Mind your brand voice
  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks
  • Ice bucket challenge: Latest internet craze, and it’s for a good cause
  • Opinion

  • In word and deed
  • Carlos IV, Manila, and smallpox
  • Forget the inn
  • Quezon of ‘QC’
  • No ‘party position’ on Cha-Cha
  • Global Nation

  • Want to marry a Filipina? Bill seeks additional requirements on foreign boyfriends
  • PH sends ship to Australian war games
  • Wanted Iranian dies in NBI custody
  • DFA hits harassment of PH fishers by Chinese
  • In the Know: Itu Aba
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement