Comelec told: Explain, act on data leak in 24 hours

Ex-NSCB head Jose Ramon Albert and CenterLaw Philippines will file an administrative complaint against the poll body with the National Privacy Commission after the 24-hour deadline By Michael Bueza @mikebueza MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has been given 24 hours from Monday, April 25, to act immediately on the massive online leak of voters’ […] More →

A tale of two countries

By: Joel Ruiz Butuyan IT HAS 147 volcanoes compared to the Philippines’ 53. It has 300 native languages against the Philippines’ 187. It has 10,000 more islands and 150 million more people than the Philippines. The Republic of Indonesia is the world’s biggest archipelago and the country with the world’s biggest Muslim population. I was […] More →

Beacon of freedom in Southeast Asia

FLEA MARKET OF IDEAS Beacon of freedom in Southeast Asia By: Joel Ruiz Butuyan “HOW DID you do it in the Philippines?” a Malaysian taxi driver asked me, referring to how we Filipinos managed to bring down two of our presidents. I was in Kuala Lumpur two weeks ago as my next stop in a […] More →

Copy of Olongapo court’s decision on Pemberton’s Motion for Reconsideration

Here is the copy of the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74’s decision on the Motion for Reconsideration filed by US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. Judge Roline Jinez Jabalde granted Pemberton’s motion for reduced penalty and denied him bail. We reiterate that the court upheld its decision that Pemberton is guilty of killing Jennifer Laude. We stress that the lighter penalty […] More →