Despite the fact that Filipinos traditionally highly treasure children in their midst, sexual abuse and exploitation of children tragically remain common in Philippine society. Adding to this poignant irony is that even as the clamor for greater vigilance against child abuse is spreading worldwide, incidents of rape and murder of children in both urban and rural settings in our country continue to be reported with seeming regularity, many of them perpetrated by those who are supposed to care for them.
This relates to Erika Sauler’s July 14 front-page report titled “‘Jocards’ prey on philanderers in Quezon City.”
Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation raided rice warehouses as part of a government crackdown on hoarding. One warehouse was caught repacking 20,000 50-kilo bags of rice from subsidized supplies of the state-owned National Food Authority (NFA). That was more than six years ago, or on March 28, 2008, to be exact.
We would like to thank the Inquirer for the article titled “Ways to avoid being a victim of property scams” (Property, 6/28/14) by Tessa R. Salazar, which we believe should be most helpful to the buying public. As the Inquirer knows, the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) is also principally mandated to protect the interest of condominium unit and subdivision lot buyers, pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 957.
By Rina Jimenez-David
President Aquino is said to be “alarmed” over the number of killings of prominent personalities—a hotel chain owner, a race car driver, some mayors and political figures—in recent days.