By Zenaida T. Nucum
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.
President Aquino completes in 2014 his fourth year in office. The adjustment period is long over; it’s time for him to own up to his administration’s faulty policies on food security.
By Conrado de Quiros
The last time P-Noy delivered the State of the Nation Address, he was triumphant. Last year’s Sona was the longest by far, lasting more than an hour.
By Amando Doronila
The decision of the Supreme Court striking down the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as unconstitutional was so devastating to his regime that it sent the President on a warpath against the high court, provoking the worst showdown between the two independent organs of Philippine democracy since he took office in 2010.
President Aquino is politically dead. We are just waiting now for the burial!
He has the temerity to threaten the Supreme Court in protest of its unanimous decision declaring the despicable Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional.