I have sent several messages to the Office of the President, including our reactions on issues that interest members of NGO- Fil-Am Fil-Can Alliance, the flagship of land- and sea-based Filipino workers abroad.
This is in response to the news article published in the Nov. 6 issue (Second Front Page) of your paper reported by Marlon Ramos titled “30 GOCCs told to return P1.6 B” and to the editorial (Opinion, 11/11/14).
This refers to the statement of Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. that the allegations of human rights abuses perpetrated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines under the Aquino administration are all baseless.
An article in the Nov. 21 issue of the Inquirer caught our attention: “Health drinks not all they’re cut out to be.” “Taking a dietary supplement or herbal drink may not be as harmless as people think,” it warned the public, adding that “nutraceuticals” can contain chemicals harmful to the human body. Despite all that, brisk sales in the market continue unabated.
At the Nov. 18 hearing, Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla failed to show imminent supply shortage, even as he improvised and revised his supply estimates in the course of his presentation.