The earthquake

When there is an earthquake, we realize how helpless we are. Those are arrogant are suddenly humbled. When we are badly hit, such as those who get pinned by concrete ceilings or walls that crumbled, we suddenly become repentant. Then when we are extracted from the rubble, as soon as we could independently move around, we go again our merry […]

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Needless police deaths

The deaths of some policemen the other week in Mountain Procince brings to the fore again the issue on intelligence funds. For it appears that the intelligence community are always being caught flat footed. As if they don’t know anything about the enemy. Why can’t it buy information? Obviously, there is no money being used for that purpose because intelligence […]

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We are the hope

We the people are the hope of this country. A small step towards that end is to vote wisely come May 13. The mandate of the Senate, for instance, is to come up with laws for the general welfare of the people. That may be a simple phrase but very loaded. For after decades and decades of the Congress’ existence, […]

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The motherhood statements of politicians

Here are some of the empty motherhood words or statements of politicians which you now hear everywhere. Sustainable development or environment, people oriented or people centered, empowerment of the disadvantaged like senior citizens or PWDs, wisdom, integrity, service, experience, leadership, dependable, etc. These all mean nothing unless the politician has shown political will to really show or implement these or […]

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The political Santa Claus

The other day was the start of the campaign period. So the political circus is here again. Every politician will be touting his supposed achievements. But they will all be saying the same things. They will be promising to cause the improvement of the lives of people through this and that, and what not. We had been hearing those things […]

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The P15B Senate buildings

The proponent senators said the project will just cost around 4 billion pesos. Other experts estimate the cost of the four 11 storey senate buildings to get bloated along the way to about P13B. Add the P2B cost of the 8.5 hectare land at the plush Fort Bonifacio Global City and the grand total will be P15B. What is the […]

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Where is the divorce law?

Aside from the Vatican, we are the only country in the world with no divorce law. Even Italy where the seat of Catholicism is found has such a law. The Catholic clergy which has forestalled the passage of such a law since time immemorial was of course the main factor that allowed the Spaniards to conquer then rule the Philippines […]

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