Senator TG Guingona filed a bill that aims to crowdsource legislation. While it sounds good in theory, the execution will be the challenge. And with any democracy, an educated electorate is important lest it becomes all “popularity” and “mob rule”.
From Senator TG Guingona’s Facebook:
“Yesterday, I filed the Crowdsourcing Act of 2012. The bill allows people to comment on pending bills through email and the internet. It also allows the public to access copies of bills and measures pending before the Senate and the House of Representatives.
However, I know that this first version of the bill is not yet perfect — and YOU can help improve it.Let’s work together to ensure that we craft the best possible version of this law. You may read and download the entire bill athttp://bit.ly/crowdsourcingact. For your comments, suggestions and position papers, you may e-mail us at TGcrowdsource@gmail.com, with the subject: Crowdsourcing Act of 2012.”
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 30 percent of foreign-born workers in the United States are equipped with a bachelor’s degree or higher, and yet one out of five of those well educated individuals is either unemployed or working a low-skill job, like dishwashing or taxi driving. Immigrants may not be alone in experiencing the Great Recession, but why are they still struggling harder than their native-born counterparts to secure work that suits their credentials?”
Doe-eyed graduates with plans of finding work in the US need to prepare for the reality of the job market in the US. Click the picture after the jump to view infographic from Good.is
The Daily Beast just came out with an article about how fashion movers and brands in the US are backing our boy Barack. Notable names include Anna Wintour who is Vogue’s editor in-chief, Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex and the City, brands Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren (wait, I thought they were more, um, waspy!).Big name celebrities include Oprah and George Clooney among others.
On the other hand, Jenny Craig (the woman founder) is backing Mitt Romney. Jenny Craig the company, now acquired by Nestle, is not thrilled. “It’s important to note that Jenny Craig (the woman) has been retired for more than a decade, and is not involved in the company,” wrote a spokesman for the company. Now who
do the chic Pinoys back?