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.
As many as 55,000 people living in the six-kilometer danger zone of the restive Mayon Volcano are being sheltered at present in 48 evacuation centers in Albay. The provincial government deserves commendation for this preemptive response to Mayon’s looming eruption. In May 2013, a leisurely hike up Mayon ended in tragedy for five climbers, four of […]