By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Marcelo H. del Pilar once quoted Jose Rizal as saying, “Where there are two Filipinos unity is not possible.” We will never know if Rizal was misquoted, but that line should encourage us to do some soul-searching.
By Denis Murphy
How did the midterm elections affect the urban poor? More than any other group, the poor need free elections to improve their lives, but the simple truth seems to be that in the last poll exercise they hardly benefited. It was partly their own doing.
By Michael L. Tan
In Wednesday’s column I wrote about preparing for a surgery of a family member or friend, drawing from my own experience with my daughter, who had her second open heart operation last week.
By Neal H. Cruz
As in the poem, my heart leapt up when I beheld in Thursday’s Inquirer a report that the Metro Manila Development Authority will conduct a census of squatters to prepare for their relocation.
By Pio P. Frago
With the recent death of Onofre D. Corpuz, a former president of the University of the Philippines, memories of how various UP leaders shaped my life came rushing to me.
By Rina Jimenez-David
Taiwanese officials would do well to review their history, specifically their island’s relations with the Philippines, before they further ramp up their anti-Philippine rhetoric over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman.
The British Tories are up in arms against David Cameron. One after another conservative leaders are voicing their concern over the ongoing debate and direction of the party, and squarely blame the British prime minister for opening a Pandora’s box with reference to the country’s geopolitical relationship with the European Union.
Congratulations to all the actors, actresses and other show biz celebrities who have won a mandate to serve their constituents. However, these winners should remember that they were voted to serve the public, not to entertain a few. I, for one, therefore hope that I do not see their ubiquitous faces anymore on TV and the big screen doing something else not related to their mandate, like horse-playing, cracking ridiculous jokes, judging a talent show, acting as a cohost, or pretending to be Spiderman.
May we take exception to the Inquirer’s May 4 editorial titled “Big-shot fugitives” which partly commented on the case of the Reyes brothers who are suspects in the killing of broadcaster Gerry Ortega.
I am one of the thousands of Social Security System pensioners. Our meager pension was last upgraded about 15 years ago when Joseph “Erap” Estrada was the president. And it hasn’t been increased since then. Considering the yearly inflation, how much is it worth now?
We thank all those who voted for the Ang Kapatiran Party candidates, especially our senatorial bets JC de los Reyes, Rizalito David and Marwil Llasos. Our supporters are assured that we sincerely value their votes. Our candidates’ individual expressions of gratitude are posted in their respective Facebook account.
In 1998, in my absence and without my knowing it, the Department of Agrarian Reform surveyed my properties in Barangay F. Simeon in Ragay, Camarines Sur. I only came to know about it after seven years.