President Benigno S. Aquino III signed into law Republic Act No. 10350 or the Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012.
Article II Section 26 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution clearly prohibits political dynasty but it has yet to come up with an appropriate definition by enacting a law through Congress.
It has been twenty five years since the 1987 Philippine Constitution was implemented but a law has yet to be passed by Congress to clearly define political dynasty which is being prohibited under the Constitution.
The prompt response from the Philippine government to address concerns on the implementation of the law and whether there is a need to amend some provisions in the Cybercrime Prevention Act has to be commended.
The controversial coco levy fund came from taxes imposed on coconut farmers during the Martial Law regime by alleged cronies of the former dictator President Ferdinand Marcos.
The proposed bill, the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act of 2012 is an urgent matter that Congress needs to pass.
China’s relationship with Japan has not gone any better after both countries are at odds over a disputed uninhibited island, claimed by China as Diaoyu while Japan claimed it as Senkaku.
There is an impasse between the UK and Ecuador governments, when the latter has given political asylum to Wiki-leaks founder Julian Assange despite the impending extradition of the Australian by the UK to Sweden.
The Vatican has been in fierce opposition to the use of all contraception including condom, it is for this reason why the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is against the Reproductive Health bill (RH bill).
North Korea has strongly denied reports from South Korea that it is planning major policy shift that will lead to the reform and opening of the country.