Quantcast
Home » column You are browsing column “Commentary”

‘Carpe diem,’ Mr. President

By

Most Filipinos lament the state of moral degeneration in which we find ourselves. We are disgusted with the social cancer we read about every day in the newspapers. Anomalies, such as the Napoles pork barrel scam in which unscrupulous government officials have taken part, are considered standard fare. We have become callous to corruption and immorality. Heinous crimes, like the Maguindanao massacre (as yet unsolved after five years), no longer cause an outrage among us. Natural calamities like earthquakes, floods and typhoons exacerbate the situation, making our world a fearful one.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Jesse Robredo remembered—with affection

By

When Jesse Robredo’s plane crashed into the sea off Masbate in August two years ago, we saw a surge of genuine sorrow in the country from all types of people, from the urban poor to people like Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi, OP, who was archbishop of Naga all the years that Jesse was mayor of that city. In the words of Angel Ojastro, a close associate of Jesse, Legaspi “mourned for Jesse as a father for his son.” President Aquino spent days in the crash area, realizing perhaps that he had lost one of the most dedicated members of his team—maybe, the most dedicated. Jesse is still remembered fondly.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Banking on Bangsamoro

By

The signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro on March 27 was a historic moment for the Philippine government and the Bangsamoro people, promising to usher in a more peaceful, more prosperous future for Mindanao and the rest of the country.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

From beloved to beleaguered

By

It’s incredible, almost surreal. Not many moons ago, the man was the toast of the people, the darling of the press, who many thought was the epitome of propriety and righteousness, who would not cross the dividing line between what is acceptable and what is not.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Revisiting the 10-point Education Agenda

By

When he took the first steps in his journey to Malacañang, Benigno Aquino III presented himself to the electorate as the “education president.” His “Ten Things I Will Fix in Philippine Basic Education” campaign speech resonated so well that it is now known as the Department of Education’s “10-Point Basic Education Agenda.”

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Advertisement

News

  • EU ready for Ebola threat
  • Palace: No conflict in asking Congress to redefine savings
  • Fears grow of Ebola spreading to Europe
  • Hunger in Q2 dips but self-rated poverty up
  • The P2.6T proposed budget: Where will it be spent?
  • Sports

  • UAAP men’s basketball: NU rips Adamson by 37 points for solo lead
  • UAAP men’s basketball: FEU downs UE for a share of second
  • NU targets solo UAAP lead vs Adamson
  • NCAA: Lyceum Pirates shoot for 4th straight win
  • Army Lady Troopers gain lead of Shakey’s V-League
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Mommy Dionisia has a boyfriend?’
  • Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats
  • Nancy Binay tells critics: I’m promoting local fabrics
  • Seeing Xian Lim through the eyes of a mother
  • Creative neighbors reinvent Pasay compound
  • Entertainment

  • Orlando Bloom throws a punch at Justin Beiber
  • Women dragged in alleged Paolo Bediones sex video break their silence
  • Marital row caught on cam
  • Lyca can go to school now
  • La vida Eugenia in Madrid
  • Business

  • 1.65 million more Filipinos got jobs in April—Labor Force Survey
  • Aquino urged to back FOI passage, ease FDI restrictions, others
  • PSEi goes up ahead of US Fed Reserve announcement of new monetary policy
  • RCBC plans P4.5-B stock rights offer
  • Robinsons opens 198-room Go Hotel in Ortigas
  • Technology

  • Japanese gov’t, publishers demand online ‘Manga’ pirates
  • Twitter flies on surprisingly strong numbers
  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
  • Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone
  • Customs bureau warns public vs ‘Internet love scams’
  • Opinion

  • Effective
  • ‘Carpe diem,’ Mr. President
  • Color-coded tears and memories
  • Incunabula in the Lopez Museum
  • What a difference a tear makes
  • Global Nation

  • Palawan Court to issue verdict on Tubbataha intruders on Aug. 5
  • Unicef boosts DSWD program with unconditional cash transfer
  • In the Know: 3 papal visits in span of 25 years
  • No mention of sea row with China good–DFA
  • Mental health issues among California kids go largely untreated
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement