This is with regard to some of the points raised by Mafeo R. Vibal in his letter, “PhilHealth, SSS, GSIS ‘losing sight’ of retirees” (Opinion, 10/25/14), about the regular review of retirement benefits as mandated by the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.
Under old Philippine laws, rape was considered such a heinous crime that it merited the death penalty. When capital punishment was abolished, the state imposed the next harshest judgment: life imprisonment. Tough laws combining stiff fines and imprisonment have also been drawn up against related crimes such as sexual assault and sexual harassment. The message is clear, at least where Philippine penal law is concerned: Crimes that involve forcible sex, or any attempt of it, have no place in a civilized society and deserve the highest chastisement and condemnation.
By David Celestra Tan
To be fair, deregulating the power sector is a daunting task. The dynamics of the sector are complicated by our country’s political and moral landscape.
Sen. Tito Sotto is seeking the reimposition of a bill that would mete out death as the ultimate penalty for heinous crimes. For him, there is no conflict between his defense of the unborn and his disdain for the lives of convicts. “I am prolife for the unborn and the Filipino family. I am prodeath to heinous criminals,” he says.
By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
It’s that time of year again to get things moving and for people to work for the passage of the freedom of information (FOI) bill that had long been deliberately delayed, and then killed.