IT IS with great sadness and foreboding that we watch the news from Syria. The civil war has already claimed over 44,000 lives, and even though it seems to be entering its final phases it looks set to consume many more. The latest developments are worrying, precisely because they show steady but incremental rebel advances; [...]
THE ADMINISTRATION coalition surprised itself this week with suddenly decisive action on two contentious bills pending in Congress: a plenary vote approving the amendment by substitution of the controversial Reproductive Health bill, and a committee vote endorsing the equally controversial Freedom of Information bill to the plenary. Considering the state of inaction that had claimed [...]
The divers’ discovery of the remains of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo early on Tuesday morning confirmed an anxious nation’s worst fears. The shock that followed cast a pall over most everything, including the commemoration of the anniversary of the assassination of Ninoy Aquino.