Month: August 2012

Sereno: First Lady Chief Justice And The Second Longest In The Philippine History

The Philippines now have its first ever lady Chief Magistrate, Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Today, President Ninoy Aquino administered the oath to Sereno. Sereno will have 18 years as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court before reaching the mandatory retirement age. She’ll be serving four Presidents: Aquino, the winners of presidential elections in 2016, …

Full Military Honors For The Late Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) rendered full military honors as the remains of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo arrived at the Villamor Airbase from Naga City today. Major Harold M Cabunoc, the Army Spokesperson, said that a battalion-size formation composed of almost 100 soldiers from the major services of the AFP, …

Disaster Ill-Equipped Country: The Philippines Should Learn From Secretary Robredo’s Death

It was August 21, 2012 when the body of Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo recovered in the coastal area of Masbate, two days after the plane crash. And that ends all the hope that he will be recovered alive. A day after, the body of the owner and pilot of ill-fated …

Metro Manila Paralyzed By Heavy Rainfall And A Call For Help

It has been several days now of relentless rains. But today was different. There are now more than 800,000 people in Metro Manila and Northern and Central Luzon affected and displaced by the heavy rainfall and flooding. Nine has already died, according to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The National Capital Region …