Unbeknownst to the general public, a hardy group has embarked on a 1,000-kilometer walk from Manila to Tacloban City to call attention to one reality: climate change.
It’s about time someone spoke out on Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s considered priorities. “I wish he’d be more involved here,” Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. was quoted as telling reporters last Wednesday in reference to the congressman and his duties at the House of Representatives. The Speaker made the point after noting Pacquiao’s recent debut as professional basketball playing coach, which he made while in training for his title fight with American Chris Algieri next month in Macau.
The Inquirer headline said it all: “The issue is the killing.” Olongapo City Prosecutor Emilie Fe de los Santos correctly reminds us: “What is clear is that a person is dead. … Let’s put an end to the issue that there is bias in the gender. There’s no gender issue here. The issue is: Somebody got killed.”
It seems like a setback, after the worldwide hype over its first version. The so-called synodi relatio, the working document that emerged out of the free and candid exchange that marked the Third Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Pastoral Challenges to the Family, convened by Pope Francis, set aside some of the unusual language of the synodi post disceptationem, the interim report that came out last week.
Now that the merrymaking over National University’s UAAP championship run has quieted somewhat, it’s time to give that tale of triumph a rational once-over.