By Neal H. Cruz
Ogden Nash wrote that limerick as a parody of Joyce Kilmer’s poem “Trees,” and also of the billboards that were mushrooming and dotting the highways of the United States. Had he been in the Philippines lately, he would have written the last two lines differently: that unless the DPWH stops killing trees along the highways, he would never see a tree at all.
I refer to the news item, titled “SMC firm DQd from road project” (Second Front Page, 6/13/14).
The government—the Department of Public Works and Highways, in particular—is in a quandary: The highest financial bid it got for the P35.4-billion Cavite-Laguna expressway (Calax) project is only a little more than half of the offer of another bidder it had disqualified for an alleged technical or “typographical” error.
This is in reference to the editorial titled “Water warning” (4/13/14), which associated the Holy Week water service interruption of Maynilad with the dry season and the decreasing water level in Angat Dam.
By Denis Murphy
On Palm Sunday, people are likely to think of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, or of their sins, perhaps in preparation for Holy Week.