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Dismal Record of Performance of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas

NOTHING TO SHOW-PEOPLE’S VERDICT OF CHIEF, PELAGIO APOSTOL. The Deputy Ombudsman Chief, Pelagio Apostol, is reported to be retiring from government service soon, but so many people do not desire he stays in his post for sometime more which is what one desires when they know that government officials have been effective for a long time, akin to deserts which receives rainfall and are a one-in-a-million phenomenon in the Philippines’ political milieu. The rain, in

"Filipino Celebration of June 12 Independence Day 2014"

In our June 3, 2014 issue, we started to highlight some of the more notable historic challenges which have been affecting contemporary Canadian cultural and socio-economic and related factors. Aside from the cultural and socio-economic, the other factors include the increasingly volatile global issues or problems which have been impacting the lives of many Canadians and other countries in a fast changing world today. Thus, apart from the positive factors affecting

Serious Conflicts Poised to Erupt Over Landholdings Used for Farmers’ Livelihood (Part One)

THE CAUSES OF SOCIAL UPHEAVALS. The revolutionary underground, the National Democratic Front – Negros Island, bared in a scathing statement and in an angry, indignant tone what it said in a press statement issued last May 21, this year, were large-scale landgrabbing by several personalities, and several multinational corporations in both Negros Occidental and Oriental, which comprise Negros Island, the statement signed by NDF-Negros spokesperson, Frank Fernandez said.

More Notable Glimpses of Canadian Values and Culture

In our May 20, 2014 issue, this column highlighted various interesting glimpses of the values and culture of Canada. This focus on Canada arises from the major itinerary of this writer who is presently visiting with his wife, their three children, four grandchildren, two in-laws and two nieces who have migrated to Canada, since 1996. While this family situation was not planned until the professional years of our children, my wife and I have never stopped