NEREUS ACOSTA or NERIC ACOSTA “was the principal author of the groundbreaking Clean Air Act that has become a model of environmental legislation in Asia” when he was in Congress. He also sponsored other major environmental legislations on “clean water, solid waste management and bio-diversity.”
He taught at Xavier University, UP, Bukidnon State College, and De La Salle University, and currently teaches at the Asian Institute of Management and Ateneo de Manila University.
“He continues to be active in microfinance, rural development and environmental protection projects in Bukidnon and is convenor of the Philippine Imperative on Climate Change.”
Neric was included in the 2002 NewsBizAsia’s 100 Most Influential Filipinos, and was cited by Asiaweek as representing the “youthful, hopeful change for the country.”
I received an e-mail about change in leadership selection today (2010 elections is fast approaching). Basically, it’s an alternative way of choosing our leaders. This initiative is inspired by Lead India.
If this is authentic, I would say “Told you so!”. They are all corrupt (except GMA, hehe). OK, I think I heard somewhere that Jun Lozada has admitted to being one of the actors in this conversation.
Let’s disregard, for a minute, the fact that this wire tap is illegal. If Abalos’s (did I type that right?) threat is true, I can understand how he could think of threatening Jun Lozada. It seems they were laughing at the expense of Abalos, hehe.
However, threat or no threat, if we are to believe everything Jun Lozada says, let us not forget that he should be included as guilty to graft and corruption as well since he was insinuating that if the “commission” is lowered to about 20% of the ZTE contract price, the whole endeavor is good to go. What’s worse, I don’t think I heard any violent reaction from the opposition senators upon hearing the acceptable 20% “commission” rate.