By Jose Ma. Montelibano
Many public officials will say publicly that they are not serving for the ratings, results of regular surveys measuring people’s sentiments about trust and performance. They will say that they will do what is right more than what is popular. Yes, most of them will say that.
By Danilo S. Venida
Poverty is a state of deprivation, a heightened demand for the satisfaction of basic wants. We see poverty in a malnourished child with a blank stare, in a congested slum bereft of sanitation and order, in a hospital ward crowded with unattended patients of possibly cross-contaminating health issues, in a bunch of street children sniffing rugby.
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Sex videos were “thrown in” in an attempt to block the confirmation of Leila de Lima’s appointment as justice secretary.
By Dean dela Paz
As unsavory as the Filipino word might sound, it is appropriate to describe the latent protocols at the Commission on Appointments (CA). To degrade or otherwise debase does not quite capture the full flavor of the word where reputations are dragged into the mud and slime, there finding company with the same filth in which Congress and the CA members now similarly wallow.
By Conrado de Quiros
The no. 1 reply of those whose names appeared in the Napoles list and Luy file was that they did not know Janet Napoles, or have not met with her socially or professionally. To a man, or woman, that was the first thing they said in their vehement protestations and denials.