By Rafael M. Alunan III
This early, Filipinos are asking a question that has an “existential” bearing on their future: Who should lead the country in 2016?
As a nation that has long waited for right directions to authentic moral, social and material advancement, what the Philippines really needs is a president willing to do anything for his country because he is a genuine and impassioned patriot.
By Rina Jimenez-David
Rare is the time when government officials and politicians cross interchamber borders to heap praise on each other. But during the celebration of International Women’s Day (which is officially marked tomorrow, March 8) at the House of Representatives, congresswomen led the adoption of HR 53 commending Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman “for her strong commitment to public service and selfless dedication to alleviate the plight of disaster-stricken Filipinos.”
The failure to maintain basic respect for life explains the moral-spiritual decline in modern times. It was a destructive tendency that man strayed into since the very beginning, misperceiving and misinterpreting the realities of life.
The way things are taking shape, Napolesgate, which began in the court of public opinion, will come home to roost in the courts of law. The Filipino fascination with law as almost a secular religion is perplexing, since the Supreme Court itself twice validated pork barrel in the past.