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.
By Conrado de Quiros
You knew that at the end of the day, few would remember much of what he said. They were only going to remember that he cried. And found redemption in it.
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.
There has been a welter of comments on President Aquino’s handling of the controversy over the Disbursement Acceleration Program, but there had been no qualified explanation to the Filipino people of the issues involved until Solita Monsod came out with her column titled “SC’s DAP decision and PH’s budget process ” (Opinion, 7/19/14).
By Gualberto B. Lumauig
It’s incredible, almost surreal. Not many moons ago, the man was the toast of the people, the darling of the press, who many thought was the epitome of propriety and righteousness, who would not cross the dividing line between what is acceptable and what is not.