Saturday, April 2, 2011
The bill postponing the ARMM elections face rough feedbacks from various sectors as attempts to put in place political machinery that is allied with the current Administration. It can be noted that the annual budget of ARMM runs to almost P 10 Billion; its 2010 budget was P 9.998 Billion. In addition, the amount of development aid that is infused in the region by international bodies is highly significant and these considerations ensued to the postponement of the election. It’s all money matters dude, what do you think?
It is apparent that the Libyan crisis is far from over despite air and naval strikes launched by the US and Western allies. Libyan leader Moamar Gaddafi projects defiance and vowed to defeat his enemies’ further saying that the Libyan people are the country’s air defense, Gaddafi will not hesitate to sacrifice his people as expected; and it appears the civil war is doomed to drag and Libyan deaths are expected to rise. As collateral damage is expected without actually targeting the Libyan leader, the credibility and legitimacy of US’ military role in the region is expected to wane. Moreover, Gaddafi is expected to capitalize on being the “underdog”, while Pres Obama will continue to face strong opposition from home, the Arab League and African nations, and other countries as the “aggressor”.
The national day of protest on oil price hikes as expected became a major mass protest event since it involves groups based in different parts of the country. Groups through PISTON exploited the issues on oil price hikes to agitate drivers, operators of public utility vehicles as well as other sectors affected by the oil prices increase into staging their own protest activities to coincide with the 31 March 2011 nationwide protest. However, we cannot deny the fact that these constant oil price hikes was aggravated by the Middle East political crisis. On the other hand, the government seems doing nothing to resolve the issue even it’s been going on and on since previous administrations. Are these administration people deaf to people’s need? Or they are just mum on the issue to prevent clash with these oil oligarchs?
Friday, April 1, 2011
Tort is derived from the Latin word tortus which meant wrong. In French, "tort" also means a "wrong". Tort refers to that body of the law which will allow an injured person to obtain compensation from the person who caused the injury.
Every person is expected to conduct themselves without injuring others. A concept derived from tribal law as old as the Christian Bible; from Luke 6:31, King James Version:
"And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise."
When they do cause injury to others, either intentionally or by negligence, they can be required by a court to pay money to the injured party (damages) so that, ultimately, they will suffer the pain caused by their action