1. Malabo sa ngayon ang nagbibigay ng liwanag. In the news, Meralco face-off begins today. Auditing firm SGV and Co. this afternoon started tallying the votes for the nominees in the 11-man board of the Manila Electric Co. following a temporary stoppage due to a cease and desist order issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On the other hand, Winston Garcia of the Government Service Insurance System(GSIS) left in a hurry shortly after 2 p.m. as the annual stockholders' meeting ended. At a press conference, Garcia tendered his warning to file charges against Meralco management for contempt because of the non-compliance with the SEC order.
2. No free lunch. There might be text messaging overload if the government will insist its measure to facilitate "free unlimited texting". A solon said on Monday that allowing mobile users to send text messages for free could lead to crashed mobile phone networks (Globe, Smart, and others) and a flood of unwanted promotional text messages.
3. "It's too late, Madame President!", the cry of students and school administrators may sound like. The order of President Arroyo for a moratorium on tuition hikes Monday was described "too late," as enrolment period in some schools have already started while others will close in a few days. "The appeal came too late, because the consultation is done in February, when we talk about the proposed budget for the incoming school year," Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAPSCU) executive director Joseph Noel Estrada said.
But for state universities who do not belong to this case, they may stop dwelling on huge statement of accounts and accept this moratorium, however, the planned budget for this coming school year will completely suffer. As for parents, this is nothing but a good news.
Meanwhile, the trade-off remains to be seen.
4. As part of continuous naming of names, Brig. Gen. Romeo Prestoza, the current chief of the Presidential Security Group, said Tuesday that he will be transferred to the Intelligence Service of the Philippines come June 3, radio dzMM reported. The PSG chief said that he will be replaced by Brig. Gen. Celedonio Boquiren Jr. of the Air Force. (ABS-CBN News)
I see, we have now the newly installed spy master.