The “a” proposition: all s are p. (Universal affirmative)
- Philippines, Japan vow closer defense ties
The Philippines and Japan have agreed to work together for the signing of a deal that would enable the transfer of defense equipment to the Philippine military in the wake of China’s aggressive expansion in the South China Sea.
All Japanese are helpful to the Philippine military
- 12 senators agree BBL needs revisions
MANILA, Philippines – Only by substantially revising the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) can it withstand legal scrutiny before the Supreme Court, according to the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes. The committee’s position was contained in a report signed by 12 of 14 panel members including its chairperson Sen. Miriam Santiago.
All senators are committed in revising the BBL
- Live: pope Francis opens ‘holy door’ for new jubilee
The pope expressed his hope that the new jubilee will be “for all believers a true moment of encounter with the mercy of god.”
All Christians are merciful
- Metro manila Christmas traffic ‘the worst ever’
The 2015 global driver satisfaction index conducted by the traffic and navigation app waze named metro manila as the worst in the world, giving it a rating of 0.4, even below the scale from 1-10 with one being “miserable,” while 10 is “satisfying.”
All traffic apps that were conducted in metro manila are accurate
- DOH seeks strict ban on piccolo
Manila, Philippines – the department of health (DOH) yesterday launched the “iwas paputok” campaign with a strong call to local government units (LGU’S) and the police to strictly implement the ban against the use of piccolo firecrackers, the leading cause of injuries during the previous New Year revelry.
All health workers in the DOH are committed in banning the use of piccolo
The “e” proposition: no s are p. (Universal al negative)
- BBL unconstitutional – Miriam
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago yesterday said the proposed Bangsamoro basic law (BBL) designed by negotiators to bring peace in violence-wracked Mindanao is unconstitutional, citing her committee report which she will soon release
No BBL bill are constitutional
- SC affirms parts of dap as unconstitutional
The supreme court (SC) affirmed today its July 1, 2014 decision that declared unconstitutional certain acts and practices under the disbursement acceleration program for violations of the doctrine of separation of powers and the prohibition against inter-branch transfer of appropriations.
No DAP are constitutional
- Nuisance bets nixed 100 for president, 9 for VP, 96 for senator out
A total of 100 presidential aspirants, nine vice presidential aspirants, and 96 senatorial aspirants have been declared as nuisance candidates by the first and second divisions of the commission on elections (comelec). Comelec chairman Andres Bautista said those declared as nuisance candidates may still file a motion with the commission en banc.
No nuisance candidates are worthy to become a government official
- Alleged Duterte human rights abuses are all recycled lies, spokesman says
DAVAO CITY – The alleged human rights abuses committed by Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte recently raised by the London-based organization Amnesty International (AI) are nothing but scraps and repeated lies, the mayor’s spokesperson said on Tuesday morning
No allegations about human rights abuses of Duterte are true
- Respect BBL process, solons urge Miriam, other oppositors
Lawmakers appealed yesterday to the critics and oppositors of the proposed Bangsamoro basic law (BBL) to “respect the process” and be part in crafting a “legally sound” and mutually acceptable peace measure, instead of immediately shooting it down and reverting the peace process to scratch.
No critics of the BBL are in favor of passing the BBL
The “I” proposition: some* s are p. (Particular affirmative)
- More people see Noy as successful president
Those who said Aquino will be a successful president rose from 29 percent in June 2014 to 35 percent in September 2015, according to the SWS sept. 2 to 5 poll, results of which were published in the newspaper business world yesterday.
Some filipino’s are faithful to the president
- Small sure steps, better opportunities for ASEAN
While the 10 ASEAN members are of a less cohesive nature and highly challenged by geographic boundaries defined by huge bodies of water, it is still a dream that is worth nurturing for the simple fact that when truly united, it carries the potential of being a global economic powerhouse.
Some foreign countries are hopeful for the potential of ASEAN countries
- Philippine indigenous coffee catches interest of int’l buyers
Due to the strong demand for espresso coffee among Korean consumers, hundreds of international buyers and food connoisseurs marveled at the organically cultivated indigenous coffee, coffee nibs and coffee powder presented by pacita u. Juan, president and chief executive officer of the Philippine coffee board Inc. Moreover, Philippine adlai was seen as an interesting product because of its unique taste and versatility in various food preparations. Adlai, which is also known as job’s tear, comes from the same family of wheat, corn and rice.
Some international buyers are interested in adlai coffee in the Philippines
- More Filipinos rate themselves poor in Q4 – SWS survey
In its latest report, the SWS said that 59 percent said they were poor, 20 percent were “on the line” or on the borderline of becoming poor, and 21 percent said they were not poor. The survey was conducted last November 26-28 among 1,200 respondents.
Some filipino’s are poor
- 10-m Filipinos remain jobless
Based on the survey conducted among 1,200 respondents last September 2-5, SWS said the workforce participation rate in the September survey was 69.4 percent or an estimated 42.4 million adults. It was lower than June survey’s 74 percent or an estimated 45.2 million adults.
Some filipino’s are jobless
The “o” proposition: some*s are not p. (Particular negative)
- Still below target: government infra spending up 24.3%
In a statement, the DBM said a total of p243 billion was spent for infrastructure and other capital outlays from January to September, up 24.3 percent year-on-year, but still 16 percent behind the p289.3 billion target. This was despite a 50-percent surge in infrastructure spending to p28.8 billion in September.
Some government projects are not yet done or fully implemented
- China airstrips on artificial islands to quadruple
Beijing – china’s campaign of island building in the South China Sea might soon quadruple the number of airstrips available to the people’s liberation army in the highly contested and strategically vital region. That could be bad news for other regional contenders, especially the United States, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Some China airstrips in the South China Sea are not good news for the other countries like the US, Philippines, or Vietnam
- Duterte tops survey? SWS questionnaire questioned
“In this privately commissioned survey, the question itself already mentioned Duterte as a substitute candidate for president,” lacierda said. He said the usual survey of SWS would be an agnostic question and that there would be no mention of names.
Some SWS survey’s about Duterte are not reliable
- Air France: Threat to diverted Paris-bound plane was false alert
PARIS – Air France said an anonymous threat which led it to divert to Montreal its flight AF083 between San Francisco and Paris on Tuesday was a false alert. “After a full security search, false alert confirmed by local authorities following an anonymous threat,” the carrier said in its Twitter account.
Some anonymous threats in France are not all true and was just a false alert
- Ex-BuCor execs face graft raps over P3.7M procurement anomaly
The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to file graft charges against former officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) in connection with the alleged anomalous procurement of materials for the construction of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) building in 2012.
Some BuCor executives are not trustworthy because of the anomalies in the NBP