By: ~Florin Hilbay Legal Meaning: It is the union of all powers of government into a single person or entity; the nullification of the constitutional order; the severance of the ties of government with its people; the replacement of the Rule of Law with the Rule of Force. Practical Meaning: In the Philippines, the […]

Duterte always loved communists – except when he was killing them

When Washington Post correspondent Keith Richburg paid a call on Davao City police chief Franco Calida in 1987, he found himself following a trail of blood up the wooden stairs to the Philippine Constabulary colonel’s second floor office. There, piled up like cordwood outside the office door were the bodies of suspected members of the […]

Can Social Media (Posts) Help (Or Hurt) You In Your Job Search?

ANSWER. Yes. “Social media is a primary vehicle of communication today, and because much of that communication is public, it’s no surprise some recruiters and hiring managers are tuning in,” says Rosemary Haefner, VP of HR at CareerBuilder. REFERENCE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/04/16/how-social-media-can-help-or-hurt-your-job-search/#7a0880a324fd CONTRIBUTOR: SAKURA RIO MAGTANGGOL

Does political instability affect economic growth?

ANSWER: Yes. Political instability adversely affects growth by lowering the rates of productivity growth and, to a smaller degree, physical and human capital accumulation. REFERENCE: This is based on an empirical paper published in 2013. Link is http://­www.sciencedirect.com­/science/article/­pii/S0176268012000675 *free registration required to access How does political instability affect economic growth? sciencedirect.com Sep 8 at 5:26pm […]

Do you have to be popular or the best president to be Chair of the ASEAN Summit? [Was Pres. Duterte chosen because of his popularity and recent performance?]

ANSWER: No According to Article 31 of the ASEAN Charter, the Chairmanship of ASEAN shall rotate annually, based on the alphabetical order of the English names of Member States. A Member State assuming the Chairmanship shall chair the ASEAN Summit and related summits, the ASEAN Coordinating Council, the three ASEAN Community Councils, relevant ASEAN Sectoral […]

Is the 91% Trust Rating a Valid Argument?

ANSWER:                     NO   Pulse Asia made the survey through face-to-face interviews of 1,200 respondents. 1200/103M Pinoys = 0.000012  SAMPLE SIZE, 1200/72M Pinoys aged 15 to 80 = 0.000017  SAMPLE SIZE.   The validity of sample size, error margin (±) you can check on one of the URL on the reference area below. Answers on survey […]