It is always an indication of a healthy democracy when the youth participate in the political process and freely voice their opinion on matters that affect the national interest. I believe that only through a freewheeling discourse on governance and politics—and its effects on every decision we make—can we discern what is right from what is wrong, and from what is convenient.
By Neal H. Cruz
After the arrest of Senator Jinggoy Estrada on plunder charges, Vice President Jejomar Binay was asked if Jinggoy would still be his running mate in the presidential elections of 2016. Binay said yes, the offer to Jinggoy still stands, although journalists detected some hesitancy in the VP’s reply.
I’ve been trying to make sense out of Senate Majority Floor Leader Alan Peter Cayetano’s dire warning that opposition Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada, both recently charged before the Sandiganbayan, the country’s antigraft court, for their involvement in the pork barrel fund mess, may ultimately be “freed” under a Binay presidency.
By Neal H. Cruz
As much as P15 million for earthworms in the concrete jungle that is Makati? The earthworms must be supercreatures that can burrow through concrete. Earthworms need soil, preferably soil with plenty of leaves mixed in, to grow and multiply, not concrete. But there is hardly any soil in Makati, or soil substantial enough to spend P15 million on.
I wish to call the Inquirer editors’ attention to Paolo G. Montecillo’s report titled “Binay bares economic platform” (Second Front Page, 5/20/14).