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Small Claims Court to Improve Access to Justice

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In this country, justice is seen to be something that can be attained only if one has the money and right connections. What then will be the recourse of the poor who do not have either one? In answer to that concern, the Small Claims Court was established through the Supreme Court’s special rule of procedure.  As a pioneering effort… Read more »

Caritas Manila Continues Relief Efforts For Flood Victims

Even as last week’s rains in Metro Manila and nearby provinces have stopped, some areas remain flooded. Many flood victims are still  in evacuation centers. Caritas Damayan, the Catholic Church’s relief assistance and emergency program, continues with its relief efforts for the flooding victims. As of August 15, Caritas Damayan has provided relief assistance to families in the parishes under… Read more »

Pacquiao-Bradley Fight: When Winning Isn’t Everything

Manny Pacquiao lost the fight inside the boxing ring. This was according to two of the three judges who scored the fight in favor of Pacquiao’s opponent, Tim Bradley. The controversial split-decision win did not sit well with many people who watched at MGM Arena in Las Vegas or at their television screens. Traditional media and social media erupted with… Read more »

Stop Stealing Dreams of the Future Generation

Seth Godin published a 30,000 word manifesto on education. Stop Stealing Dreams asks the difficult question, “What is school for?” Godin argues that the school system that we have today was created in its time to produce compliant workers for the industrial revolution of the 1900s. We have a vastly different world right now and we don’t need workers for… Read more »

VSO Bahaginan Volunteering Expo

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VSO-Bahaginan invites you to the Second Volunteering Expo of on March 13, 2012 at the Intercontinental Manila, Makati City. Entitled “Active Communities, Sustainable Future,” the Volunteering Expo will serve as a platform for celebrating and inspiring volunteerism in government, non-government, corporate, and academic sectors. For more information, please click here to view the e-poster. This post is re-blogged from BLOGGERS… Read more »

The Internet Has Changed Our Viewing Habits

If, like me, you’re one of those whose work is based online, much of the information that you come across on a daily basis comes from the internet. Watching television is no longer a necessity as multiple sites online give you access to what’s currently happening not just in our little corner of the globe, but even in outer space…. Read more »