By Denis Murphy
Poverty rates remain very high in the Philippines, despite its recent economic successes. As in other countries, the rich, and the rich alone, have benefited from economic growth. Some of the country’s children have all the food, comfort, education opportunities, recreation and travel they need, while others, the greater number, are hungry, often stunted, live in crowded, violent neighborhoods, and can’t benefit from school because they are often hungry, lethargic and unmotivated.
I WOULD like to thank Rina Jimenez-David for her Dec. 7 column titled “Not God’s will.”
By Conrado de Quiros
I cringed when I heard newly appointed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speak of owing her mandate to heaven. Her exact words were: “Gratitude has to be given to God… the promotion came from him alone.”
By Rigoberto Tiglao
We have to squarely confront the issue, since the Supreme Court represents the rule of rationality, the foundation of any civilized society. My apologies to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, but she brought this on herself, because of her greed for more glory, not content with her appointment—itself already undeserved—as associate justice in 2010.
By Fr. Jerry M. Orbos
The story is told about a couple in their 60s who were visited by a fairy, who told them to wish for anything and it would be granted. The wife wished for a world cruise with her husband—and poof! Two tickets were in her hands. The husband wished to have a wife 30 years younger than he—and poof! He became 92 years old.
By Jose Ma. Montelibano
Of course, God reigns supreme – for those who believe there is a God. I do. And the God I believe in is the God my parents introduced me to, my school taught me about, and life convinced me to love and obey. While the Old Testament did tell stories of a God to be [...]
By Denis Murphy
Sayra has lived all her life on a small patch of sidewalk in downtown Calcutta, now called Kolkata. I interviewed her 23 years ago for a book on Asia’s urban poor. I looked for her in the intervening years, but I could never find her until just last April. She still lives on that patch [...]