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Philippines: Davao rich bankrolled Rody

By Jocelyn R. Uy
The Philippine Inquirer

Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte INQUIRER FILE PHOTO by RICHARD A. REYES

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte spent over P371 million on his campaign for Malacañang, bankrolled largely by big businessmen and patrons from Davao City, according to his statement of contributions and expenditures (Soce) submitted on Wednesday to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). 810 more words

Philippine Lawmakers Propose Action to Compensate for Non-Membership in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

By Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 25, 2015 – 12:00am

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ non-inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc has given Congress an impetus to push through with amending the economic provisions of the Constitution, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. 316 more words

Right to Free Higher Education?

The idea of a university as a community (universitas) of scholars and teachers who come together in academic freedom to pursue truth is valid – at least conceptually – for all higher educational institutions in the Philippines, be they public or private. 996 more words