It seems like a setback, after the worldwide hype over its first version. The so-called synodi relatio, the working document that emerged out of the free and candid exchange that marked the Third Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Pastoral Challenges to the Family, convened by Pope Francis, set aside some of the unusual language of the synodi post disceptationem, the interim report that came out last week.
Now that the merrymaking over National University’s UAAP championship run has quieted somewhat, it’s time to give that tale of triumph a rational once-over.
The President needs to employ some of his political capital to make the local climate more business-friendly to small entrepreneurs or large corporations.
The long nightmare for German nationals Stefan Viktor Okonek and Henrike Dielen, which began when they were abducted by Abu Sayyaf bandits in the waters between the Philippines and Malaysia last April, is finally over. They were released on Friday night, and found walking outside the town of Patikul, on Jolo island.
But for those still grieving for lost loved ones, beautiful Bohol has slowly picked itself up, its tourism program getting a second wind, and its world-famous Loboc Children’s Choir in fine fettle.