House panel OKs bill banning ‘political butterflies’

“Our history tells us that political parties in the Philippines are normally used only as political vehicles to win an election. Hence, most political aspirants change political parties for convenience, rather than conviction. This only shows the lack of ideology commitment to the members of a party because they choose parties based on the rise and fall of the tide of opportunity,” the Speaker said.

NPA rebels torch 2 heavy equipment

SUSPECTED New People’s Army guerrillas on Thursday evening burned two heavy equipment owned by a construction company in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental following the reported failure of its owners to heed their demand for revolutionary tax, the Police Regional Office 7 reported yesterday.