By Edilberto C. de Jesus | Philippine Daily Inquirer
Saturday, 2 August 2014
Security forces have recaptured a convicted terrorist with possible intelligence about an imminent suicide bombing attack. Can you torture the terrorist’s child to extract information to avert the attack?
A runaway train, nearing a diversion track, will crash into the railway station, killing scores of people. You can prevent the disaster by pushing a bystander onto the path of the train to alter its direction....
INCITEGov Congratulates YPS (Young Public Servants)
INCITEGov congratulates YPS (Young Public Servants) led by its Chairperson, Ching Jorge, for a three-year grant from the Philippine-American Fund (PhilAm Fund) on its project “Democratic Citizenship and Good Governance for Change: Enhanced Political Participation among the Filipino Youth.” The grant was awarded last July 9, 2014.
By Ching Jorge
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Monday, June 9th, 2014
Information today can be taken from various sources—social media, print media, public news broadcasts, thought leaders, friends. With the way media is structured today, each person can be his or her own journalist. And though it is encouraging to see active public participation especially in social media, it is unfortunate that a lot of shared information goes around sensationalized, unverified and baseless.
In a survey...
By Edilberto C. de Jesus
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
The Napoles scam will mark, hopefully, a historic milestone in the country’s painful progress toward political maturity, with the righteous conviction and punishment of powerful, formerly untouchable, politicians.
When the dust has settled, when the principal protagonists, perhaps, have themselves turned to dust, some historians will revisit this landmark case. If they had only the information now available...
by Melito Salazar Jr.
Manila Bulletin; June 1, 2014
Since the start of the PNoy administration, one Cabinet member has been subjected to accusations of “inordinate power.” With his wife, an elected congresswoman at the Committee on Appropriations and a daughter (the former chief of staff of then Senator Benigno Simeon Aquino III) as head of the Presidential Management Staff, Department of Budget and Management Secretary Butch Abad was the envy of even some allies of PNoy and the object...
12 May 2014
We, Former Senior Government Officials (FSGO), reiterate our call to the Ombudsman to hasten the filing of charges in court against officials who have betrayed the public trust in the matter of the PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund) scam.
The delay feeds the growing disillusionment of the public with our national government due to media reports about various lists of legislators involved in scandals.
We should not assume that all legislators used funds intended...