The President needs to employ some of his political capital to make the local climate more business-friendly to small entrepreneurs or large corporations.
The long nightmare for German nationals Stefan Viktor Okonek and Henrike Dielen, which began when they were abducted by Abu Sayyaf bandits in the waters between the Philippines and Malaysia last April, is finally over. They were released on Friday night, and found walking outside the town of Patikul, on Jolo island.
But for those still grieving for lost loved ones, beautiful Bohol has slowly picked itself up, its tourism program getting a second wind, and its world-famous Loboc Children’s Choir in fine fettle.
As many as 55,000 people living in the six-kilometer danger zone of the restive Mayon Volcano are being sheltered at present in 48 evacuation centers in Albay. The provincial government deserves commendation for this preemptive response to Mayon’s looming eruption. In May 2013, a leisurely hike up Mayon ended in tragedy for five climbers, four of […]
The decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to two advocates of children’s rights—one a world-famous teenager who survived an assassination attempt, the other a less-well-known campaigner who has fought against child exploitation for many years—is an inspired and inspiring choice. Seventeen-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and 60-year-old Kailash Satyarthi of India were awarded what is regarded as the world’s most prestigious prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”