The Inquirer’s Oct. 18 editorial (“Ad hoc”) accurately underscored the urgent need to put up permanent evacuation centers all over the country.
Last Oct. 17, the Inquirer carried a news item about senior citizens who have paid at least 120 monthly premiums to the Social Security System or Government Service Insurance System being qualified for lifetime membership with PhilHealth, without having to pay any more premium. I am a retiree and I have satisfied the 120-monthly-premium requirement long ago.
The Pulse Asia survey result showing that Filipinos are divided on whether President Aquino has fulfilled “tuwid na daan” is understandable but inaccurate. The public perception is understandable because the survey was made at a time when stories of corruption dominated newspaper headlines and prime-time television news. But it is inaccurate because the exposés are, in fact, proof that “tuwid na daan” is gaining ground.
The determination with which young prodemocracy activists in Hong Kong have shown to fight the imperialism of mainland China is intriguing (The World, 10/15/14).
I remember a letter published in this paper last June 13 about an “atrocity” the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) foisted on moviegoers.