Taking the High Road

IN what came in as a surprise, the Social Weather Station (SWS) survey released on Wednesday this week, showed that 51 percent of the 1,500 adult respondents agreed that drug tests be made mandatory for Grade 4 students and older pupils. Grade 4 students are usually 10 years old.  “Much too young,” if the Philippine …

Making technology work for Peace

I am not a techie, as I consider myself a perpetual learner in utilizing technology and its different platforms in development research and communication. Technology is a force multiplier where anyone can easily access information to assist them in making decisions and access relevant information and resources from other stakeholders. It can foster greater understanding …

PDEA 10 director hits judge over suspected ‘druglord’s’ acquittal

MY PERSONAL THOUGHT ON THE ACQUITTAL OF MARIMAR: The War on Drugs suffered a setback with the acquittal of Johaira Macabuat, popularly known as “MARIMAR”, a notorious druglord who is trafficking drugs for almost two decades… who caused the destruction of the future of our children, and contributed to the proliferation of illegal drugs not …

Spare Julie Alipala; respect journalists

The members of the working press belonging to Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) Incorporated, would like to call on those people behind dubious facebook account Phil Leaks to spare Julie Alipala from their tirades and respect the work of the journalist. As Mindanaoans, we work in a hostile environment, but free from influence of anyone …