By Boy Villasanta


Controversial singer Jake Zyrus (the former Charice Pempengco) with the current singing sensation Morisette Amon and debonair balladeer Christian Bautista will perform for the 120thIndependence Day on June 9 and 10 this year in Singapore.


            The triumvirate is sought -after Filipino performers abroad not only in Asia but also in the  US and Europe so the Singaporeans requested the Derrol Stepenny Promotions to gather the three Filipino pop superstars to perform for them as a tribute of Singapore to the declaration of independence of the Philippines.

            It was indeed an honor for Zyrus, Amon and Bautista to be chosen as performers during the two-day gig.

            Billed “Pride of Philippines,” Jake, Morisette and Christian will render their signature songs as well as covers.

            The three famous entertainers will rock The Coliseum Hard Rock Hotel Singapore and Resorts World Sentosa with memorable top tunes of the era to celebrate and commemorate the Philippine Independence Day.

Read more: 3 Famous Singers to perform at the PH Independence Day in Singapore

Uniform taxes for all private school pushed



By Rose de la Cruz


While most state colleges and universities and basic education public school systems enjoy full government subsidies and Catholic Church-owned (and other religions) private schools are tax exempt, most private schools are heavily taxed, including their teaching staff which is why the teachers migrate to the public schools.


This observation was raised by Rep. Frederick Siao, Lone district of Iligan City, as he batted for a uniform tax system for all private (and Catholic church-owned schools) to level the playing field.


Sectarian or not, the private schools should be uniformly taxed…

Read more: Uniform taxes for all private school pushed

PIDS urged govt. to integrate social protection programs with climate change



By Rose de la Cruz


With several agencies catering to social protection programs, particularly for the at-risk sectors during climate aberrations and disasters, the government must integrate its programs to ensure their effectiveness and sustainability.


The suggestion was broached by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, a government think tank agency,  as it noted that at least three agencies—the Department of Social Welfare and Development (which is tasked with undertaking the 4Ps program for the poor); the Climate Change Commission (in charge of climate change adaptation programs) and the Office of Civil Defense (the implementing arm…

Read more: PIDS urged govt. to integrate social protection programs with climate change

Who’s In The Frontlines ‘Selling’ PH To Foreigners?

By Fernan J. Angeles

WHO’S behind the bid the sell our land to the foreigners? 

In what appears to be an attempt to make an insertion in the changes in our Constitution, a top congressman has been doing rounds among his colleagues soliciting their support a proposal that would allow 100 percent foreign ownership of lands and public utilities. 

The bid to allow foreigners to fully own Philippine lands and public utilities is concealed as an “incentive” to attract foreign capital.

Allowing privatization of previously non-alienable lands would undermine recommendations of acting Chief Justice Reynato Puno, who has…

Read more: Who’s In The Frontlines ‘Selling’ PH To Foreigners?


PORT MODERNIZATION. The country’s premier port in the north is set to undergo a major facelift through a partnership that would see Korean firm Fairbridge Overseas Development Inc. (FODI), undertake the expansion and modernization of Port Irene in Cagayan. In photo, Secretary Raul Lambino of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) and FODI President Kim Myung Hwan seal the singing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), stipulating on the details of the Port Irene modernization program, with a handshake. (Photo by Joseph Muego)

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