By Rina Jimenez-David
The good news for government employees and retirees is that the GSIS (Government Service Insurance System), the agency tasked with safeguarding funds for their retirement and other needs, is in a good position to meet those needs in the foreseeable future. That is, if the system of good governance and accountability set in place in recent years is maintained and even enhanced.
This has reference to the news article “Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario is MAP Management Man of the Year 2014” (Business, 11/3/14). The award was given to Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, according to one of the citations therein, for “Transforming the DFA into a strong professional and highly competent organization with full commitment to serve the Filipino people and the country.”
By Jose Ma. Montelibano
One year later. It sounds so important today, at least media-wise. We use dramatic events to create milestones – and then their anniversaries as continuing threads for more stories. Yolanda is no exception. It still is fresh enough to remember. It is the beginning of a new political season. What better motivation to use Yolanda to gain credit, or inflict blame?
Politicos and public officials know only too well that there are no permanent friends, only permanent interests.
By Amando Doronila
Malacañang disputes recent survey results showing that only three of 10 Filipinos believe President Aquino has delivered on his promise of “daang matuwid” (straight path).