Resign or Expel Petition vs “Pork Senators” : Be counted

nsMImoeWFZNErxT-556x313-noPadMonths after the success of Million People March in Luneta, Scrap Pork Network is again asking concerned Filipinos to join hands and take part in another cause that will continue the fight for justice against the PDAF scam.

In a petition  coursed through the online petition site Change.org, Scrap Pork Network asks Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Ramon Revilla Jr and Juan Ponce – Enrile to “resign immediately…because honor must be restored in the Senate”. This is after the Ombudsman has found probable cause to file plunder and graft and corruption charges against the 3 senators.

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Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of RH Law

scupholdsrhlawAfter passing into law last December 2012, RH Law is yet to be implemented because of several petitions filed on the Supreme Court questioning its constitutionality. But it seemed heaven is again favoring its faithful RH advocates as the Supreme Court upholds its constitutionality just today.

In a press briefing held at the Supreme Court office in Baguio City today, SC spokesperson Justice Theodore Te, declared “RH Law is NOT UNCONSTITUTIONAL” with exception to some provisions in Section 7 and 23. Te also said that the SC unanimously voted for the RH Law’s constitutionality except for some provisions that were struck down where there were dissenting opinions.

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Malaysian Prime Minister confirms MH370 ended in Southern Indian Ocean.

In a press conference this evening, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed that the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has ended in the southern part of the Indian Ocean.

Razak based his statement from the analysis of UK AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch) and Inmarsat’s satellite data stating MH370′s last position before it lost contact. According to the satellite data “MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth”.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister also said that the Malaysian Airlines have already talked to the families of the passenger and crew informing of the latest developments. Here’s the text message of Malaysian Airlines;

“We deeply regret that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived. As you will hear in the next hour, from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.”

Below also is the complete statement of PM Najib Razak:

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*photo from Atika Shubert of CNN

PNoy’s address at the 2014 Pinoy Music Summit

“Basta Pinoy, Push Mo Yan!”

This was the theme of today’s 2014 Pinoy Music Summit held at Diosdado Macapagal Hall,  Landbank Plaza in Malate Manila. The summit is aimed at convening Pinoy music industry stakeholders to discuss issues surrounding the current status of the music industry and to find ways in encouraging conscious commitments to people for further promotion and development of OPM.

Present in the event as guest speaker is President Benigno Aquino III. In his speech, the President lauded Pinoy’s innate talent and skills in singing and creating music. He also shared some efforts by the government to ensure Pinoy music is promoted and protected. Towards the end, he encourages everyone to take part in rebuilding the local music industry and asks everyone to be catalyst in promoting our music because it has great contribution in our society’s culture and history.

Below is the video of the President’s complete speech at the 2014 Pinoy Music Summit.

Full List of 2013 Bar Exam Passers

Out of 5,292 examinees, 1,174 or 22.18% Law graduates have passed the 2013 Bar Exams. The result was announced today at the Supreme Court by the 2013 Bar Exam Committee Chairperson Associate Justice Arturo Brion.

The Top 10 is dominated by the University of the Philippines with 5 getting the top 1,2,4,8 and 10, it is followed by Ateneo De Manila University with 2 (top 2 and 9) and 1 each from University of Batangas (top 3), University of San Carlos (top 5), University of Cebu (top 6) and San Beda University (top 7).

Below is the complete list of the 2013 Bar Exam Passers.

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Nielson Pangan of UP is 2013 BAR Exam Topnotcher

nielsonpanganThe Supreme Court of the Philippines has released today its list of Bar exam passers for 2013.

In a press conference at the Supreme Court, 2013 Bar Exam Committee Chairman Associate Justice Arturo Brion announced the names of the top 10 Bar exam passers and leading the pack is University of the Philippines graduate Nielson G. Pangan who got a grade of 85.8%. Gangan is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of BS. Business Administration major in Legal Management in New Era University in 2008 and graduated Law at the University of the Philippines in 2013. He is currently working as an Associate in Migallos and Luna Law office.

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Aldrin Cudia not allowed to graduate

aldrincudiaAfter being dismissed for allegedly breaking PMA’s Honor Code, Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia will not be part of the academy’s graduation rights come March 16.

 Cudia who was dismissed for allegedly lying with his reason for being 2 minutes late in his class was not listed in the graduating class of 2014. In an interview PMA Superintendent Major General Oscar Lopez said Aldrin Cudia was separated from service for violating the academy’s Honor Code.

This issue of Cudia’s dismissal was hotly contested in social media where most people showing sympathy for Cudia and questioning PMA’s process of dismissing a cadet. Although many alumni agreed with the PMA Honor committe’s decision, many civilians still find it difficult to understand. In tonight’s episode of Abunda and Aquino tonight, the topic was also brought out and the point that struck me was Abunda’s question on whether the Honor Code is practiced only inside the premises of the academy. His point which I echoed was if they are very strict in enforcing and honing their cadets with their Honor Code how come there are Generals and high ranking officials in the AFP who were tainted by allegations of corruptions and other high crimes. If they were strictly trained with the Honor Code in the academy how come after they graduated it seemed the code was just forgotten.

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Department of Health confirms mysterious skin disease in Pangasinan a hoax

mysteriousdiseaseLast night ABS-CBN newscast Bandila reported on a mysterious flesh-eating disease in Pangasinan. The report tagged 2 person in Pangasinan who were infected by a disease which allegedly cannot be determined by the doctors.

The report immediately went viral on social media creating panic and fear since many have associated it with the Prophecy of an Indian “Prophet Sadhu”.

Many have called to repent because they said the prophecy is happening. The Hashtag #PrayForPangasinan even trended on twitter all talking about the alleged “mysterious disease”.

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