Unexpected but entirely fitting: It was during a visit in 1997 to the Philippines—a country known for its people’s sense of fatalism and obsessed with radio dramas and telenovelas, with their larger-than-life version of romance—that the liberator of South Africa showed the world he was once again in love. Nelson Mandela, the first black [...]
The statement of reassurance from US President Barack Obama was simple and straightforward.
By all accounts, President Aquino did not have since-resigned National Bureau of Investigation director Nonnatus Rojas in mind, when he expressed his concern about “less trustworthy” officials working in the NBI. Just the same, Rojas felt resignation was the right response, and the only option.
After employees of the national weather bureau dramatized their protest over the continuing suspension of their Magna Carta benefits last Tuesday, they got an unexpected visitor. That same afternoon, mere hours after members of the Philippine Weathermen Employees Association (PWEA) staged a lunchtime walkout and called a news conference, President Aquino showed up at the [...]