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Darkness into light

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There are so many things to write about, and maybe even more things not to write about. Writing an opinion is not about reporting the news, it is about reporting one’s view. An opinion write can be very selective about what to give an opinion of, largely based on what experience and expertise he or she may have. News reporting is quite demanding in variety, objectivity, and deadlines.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Wrong invocation

Corrupt public servants “ply their trade” at the expense of Filipino taxpayers who pay their salaries. Hence, the last sentence of their oath of office—“So help me God”—must be replaced with “To God be the glory” so that God will not appear as their accomplice.—T. B. ABAYAN, MNSA, tbabayan100@yahoo.com.ph

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Not an ordinary case

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“This is not an ordinary case,” Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Efren dela Cruz said in reference to the plea for bail filed by Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and companions at the antigraft court.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

No champion of the poor

“Pinalamon ko po sa kamay ko yan!” was Vice President Jejomar Binay’s dehumanizing description of his “sworn brother” and former vice mayor Ernesto Mercado. “Lamon” means pig-out. “I pig-fed him from my hand” is an ululation of a very rich powerful man, not a champion of the poor.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Use of dummies is a double-bladed weapon

Politicos and public officials know only too well that there are no permanent friends, only permanent interests.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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