American has spoken, and the Philippines can only nod. That, in a nutshell, is where we find ourselves yet again.
They scaled the back wall, explosives strapped to their bodies, high-powered firearms in hand. They slipped into the main hall undetected, and quickly went up the stage. They then opened fire on their enemy: an assembly of unarmed students.
When a whole division of the Sandigabayan asks to be excused from trying a highly controversial plunder case, one is tempted to ask: Isn’t that precisely what an antigraft court was created to do?
The system has corrupted not only Bureau of Corrections personnel but also the other prisoners, who are said to jockey among themselves for the privilege of “protecting” the drug lords.
It was another piece of welcome news, further enhancing the upbeat Christmas air: