Importation harms local farmers, defies ‘Malasakit promise’-Alvarez

By: Cong. Pantaleon D. Alvarez  To begin with, it is recognized (in the ideal world) that the logic of free markets, at first instance, makes sense. And this necessarily includes unimpeded importation under the assumption that markets are efficient, will force players to find their competitive advantage, and the invisible hand will – somehow – …

RevGov call during pandemic, irresponsible-Alvarez

Davao City — Davao del Norte First District Congressman Pantaleon D. Alvarez shares his opinion on the current move by some quarters calling for a revolutionary government. Read his thought on the issue. “Recently, there has been news about groups calling for the declaration of a Revolutionary Government (RevGov). The aim of this RevGov call …

Official statement of Malacañang Press Corps on the NTCs CDO against ABS-CBN

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Montesquieu The Malacañang Press Corps strongly condemns the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) cease and desist order that shut down broadcast company ABS-CBN as a shameless and blatant attack on press freedom. NTC’s decision …

Unesco Statement on 2020 Press Freedom Day

We are currently facing an unprecedented health crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world also represents a new challenge for the press, which was already battling smear campaigns and defamation. Today, citizens are on lockdown, eager for news like never before. And more than ever, the news must be fact-checked, verified. Because disinformation spreads …

Finally home for 183 Stranded Filipinos in Malaysia

DAVAO CITY —The Philippine Embassy in Malaysia sent home 183 Stranded Filipinos in Malaysia. The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur sent off a total of 183 Filipinos stranded in Malaysia on 28 April 2020 through mass repatriation it organized with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila. Ferried via a Philippine …