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Why do China’s leaders refuse to recognize the authority of the United Nations when this is the place to settle disputes between/among nations, and the main purpose for which it was formed is to maintain world peace and promote progress?
This refers to the Feb. 21 editorial titled “Cover of darkness.” What is the national government doing about mining in the province of Cagayan? The Mining Industry Coordinating Council already recommended stopping mining activities in the country.
In his column titled “Inside story of Roxas’ hijacking of Revilla” (Front Page, 1/27/14), Amando Doronila once again showed his unabashed and deep-seated bias against President Aquino and high officials of his administration.
I must acknowledge a debt of thanks and apologize to the Social Security System in relation to my claim that I have not received a change in my pension in the last 14 years (“SSS upped pensions 3x in 14 years,” Opinion, 2/22/14), lest I be taken for a liar, which I am not!
That traffic is bad in Metro Manila is not something new. This is probably the reason Malacañang has had no qualms about its decision to start the construction of new major roads all at the same time: The bedlam the projects are expected to cause is an ordinary and familiar day-to-day experience that people are long accustomed to.
We have read in newspapers and seen on TV a number of government officials who, when accused of a crime before the Office of the Ombudsman, or facing administrative cases, brush off the charges against them as “politically motivated,” “political harassment” or “political persecution.”
Price control does not apply to Meralco, which has a monopoly of power distribution service in its coverage area. But the law of supply and demand does apply.
The militant organization Anakbayan is trying to discredit the ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) program, which is being proposed for revival. Anakbayan is made up of the youth sector of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and if they’d be in school, they would undergo the ROTC training themselves, and this will interfere with their work in Anakbayan.
I greatly appreciated the Inquirer’s use of Masahide’s classic haiku to caption that beautiful shot of a man taking stock of what remains of his house after it was reduced to cinders by a fire (Metro, 3/1/14).
I would like to thank Neal Cruz for keeping the conversation about the state of public transportation in Metro Manila alive (“Too many vehicles, too few streets,” Opinion, 2/7/14).
Economist Cielito Habito, in his column “Investment: our crying need” (Opinion, 2/17/14), says the low level of foreign investments in our country, compared to our neighbors, is the reason for the increasing joblessness.
Just recently, we saw on TV popular local singer Aiza Seguerra offering her girlfriend an engagement ring which the latter accepted with tears of joy. Behind them could be seen Aiza’s mother, all smiles in obvious approval. The two plan to get married in some US state where same-sex marriage is now legal. Other celebrities who are into gay or lesbian relationship have also opted to marry their partners abroad, unmindful of public opinion and the sanctions coming from our local Church.