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Neric Acosta for Senator

Neric Acosta for Senator

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.”

Please take a look at his robust bio in this wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nereus_Acosta. Also, browse his official web site at http://nericacosta2010.com and his twitter at http://twitter.com/nericacosta2010

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Why is the Philippines Poor?

Why is the Philippines Poor?

I got a forwarded e-mail and I’d like to share it.  It’s about an article sent by Dr. Arsenio Martin of Fort Arthur, Texas.

THE DIFFERENCE

The difference between the poor countries and the rich ones is not the age of the country: This can be shown by countries like India & Egypt , that are more than 2000 years old, but are poor.

On the other hand, Canada , Australia & New Zealand , that 150 years ago were inexpressive, today are developed countries, and are rich.

The difference between poor & rich countries does not reside in the available natural resources. Read the rest of this entry

Lozada Wiretap

Lozada Wiretap

 

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.