This is in reaction to Prof. Lourdes Syquia Bautista’s article “Remembering our pawnshop” (Lifestyle, 10/12/14).
Notwithstanding the brickbats being hurled at Senate investigations into the alleged corrupt practices of Vice President Jejomar Binay as nothing more than grandstanding theatrics or worse (e.g., “in aid of election” to a higher office), they serve a very useful purpose.
A year after “Yolanda,” the people of Tacloban City and other nearby towns are still waiting for the aid they were supposed to receive long ago. Not a single concrete relocation building has been put up by the government for the survivors, only “shelter houses,” made of wood and native materials, which could easily be toppled by another storm, Why so?
While I was trying hard to ask for help from concerned persons and looking for sponsors willing to bankroll movable basketball stands for the youth in my community, I arrived home at Fairview Park Subdivision last Nov. 15, about 1:30 p.m., to find my green gate vandalized with the words “F— U BADING” spray-painted in white.
Community health nurses and people’s health advocates of Mga Nagkakaisang Nars ng Bayan debunk the claims of health authorities that the Philippines is “ready” to handle and manage the threat of Ebola should it breach our shores.