Author: J.A. Carizo

Fire hits village near Legazpi City’s seaport

By: Shiena M. Barrameda - Correspondent / @SBarramedaINQ Inquirer Southern Luzon / 04:23 PM February 08, 2019   LEGAZPI CITY – A fire hit a densely populated village near this city’s seaport Friday afternoon. Residents who managed to escape the raging flames said the fire started around 2 p.m. from one of the houses at Purok (zone) 2 of … Continue reading Fire hits village near Legazpi City’s seaport

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When ‘partylist’ and ‘proportional representation’ gets a new meaning

When the Party-List System Act of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 7941) was approved in 1995, sectoral groups, especially the marginalized sectors, found hope of having their voices heard in the halls of Congress. Unfortunately, Robert Ingersoll was right: Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. Instead of the voice and power for the marginalized, the party-list became a system that opened more … Continue reading When ‘partylist’ and ‘proportional representation’ gets a new meaning

Bicolanos want voice in closure of EDSA bus terminals

Bicolanos commuting to and fro Manila are worried of the proposed closure by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) of the bus terminals along EDSA starting this April 2019. At least 49 provincial bus terminals stationed along EDSA will be closed as a measure to decongest the heavy traffic in Metro Manila. These terminals include … Continue reading Bicolanos want voice in closure of EDSA bus terminals

2019 Elections: Gubat, Sorsogon Candidates

The 2019 mayoralty election in Gubat, Sorsogon is a rematch between Sharon Escoto and Roderick Co. In 2016, Escoto had beaten Co with a narrow margin of around 1,500 votes in the municipality populated by 27,000 voters. Co stays with the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) while Escoto hops to the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) from … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Gubat, Sorsogon Candidates