President Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address took an unexpected turn, and was the better for it.
Finally a body that will protect investors against unscrupulous and power-tripping Philippine government officials and employees who delay the natural flow of the investment process, particularly in providing the requisite approvals from state agencies.
At the end of President Benigno Aquino III’s first State of the Nation Address, in 2010, he captured the hopes of a scandal-weary public with a simple declaration: “Puwede na muling mangarap”—We can dream again.
Many a child and his/her parents go to the cinema expecting to enjoy a kiddie motion picture or animated film, but are momentarily “trapped” into watching movie trailers clearly meant for adult consumption. But hopefully, that will now be a thing of the past.
Zugzwang.That’s the term for a situation in a chess game where a player is forced to make a move that will only worsen his position. That’s close to the situation in which the Philippines’ top chess player, Wesley So, finds himself as he approaches the middle game of what has so far been a very promising career.