By Amando Doronila
The Philippines and the United States on Saturday jointly expressed concern over recent incidents in the South China Sea that “threaten freedom of navigation in disputed waters,” an apparent reference to China’s increasing assertiveness in pressing its territorial claims in the region.
By Neal H. Cruz
The Bureau of Internal Revenue is now locked in a dispute with the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) for its advertisement branding doctors as tax evaders. It is an insult to lump all doctors as tax cheats, said the PMA.
By Conrado de Quiros
Before Dennis Cunanan came out to implicate Juan Ponce Enrile in the Napoles scam, Cristina Ponce Enrile came out to defend him. He might be a womanizer, she said, but he is not a thief.
By Ramon Farolan
First, an announcement on the first Ilocano cardinal in the 2,000-year history of the Roman Catholic Church.
By Antonio Montalvan II
Think of 81 provinces, 140 cities, 1,494 municipalities and 42,026 villages. Think that every day, thievery is going on in all these geopolitical subdivisions. Janet Lim Napoles may yet come out as a drop in the bucket.
By Santiago A. del Rosario
Commendable is the attempt of Health Secretary Enrique Ona to modernize state hospitals and health facilities with the limited allocations of the Department of Health.
By Remmon E. Barbaza
With their foreheads marked with an ash cross, many Filipinos entered into the season of Lent. It is a long season. Indeed, we are told that the word “Lent” has its roots in “long,” with the Old English “lencten” meaning spring. We can make a guess and say that perhaps it has to do with the lengthening of day during spring.
By Karim Raslan
Philippine President Aquino is a dynast who means what he says.
Much ruckus has been raised by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) ad which showed that public school teachers are paying more taxes than doctors do.
This refers to Amando Doronila’s column titled “Aquino’s
attempt to revise Edsa revolt saga” (Opinion, 2/28/14), where he wrote: “The shift of the venue of the Edsa anniversary celebration to Cebu marked an attempt to emphasize Cory’s role in mobilizing mass protests in unseating Marcos. This interpretation ignores and downgrades the military’s role in unseating Marcos.”
I assume Filipinos have adjusted to the horrible traffic that the “road link” construction is causing. But then again that’s what Filipinos do best and do often: adjusting to the difficulties that their government imposes on them.
The revival of the Pasig River Ferry comes across as an afterthought, but it’s a welcome idea just the same in view of the traffic gridlock feared to occur when an estimated 15 road projects get underway all at the same time in Metro Manila. (As it is, the traffic situation is a recurring nightmare.)