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Spruced-up graves


“We give back to You who first gave them to us: our faithful dead, whose beauty and truth are even now in our hearts.” That line from Rufus Ellis resonated as the wife and I, like thousands of other families, spruced up the graves of our kin for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day rites this coming weekend.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

FOI as whistle-blower’s tool

Amid the controversies, left and right, regarding several public officials’ alleged unexplained wealth, we in Akbayan Partylist call on the House of Representatives to urgently pass the freedom of information (FOI) bill.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Not many recognize the vital importance of barangay assemblies

When I ran for the Senate in 2010, one of the things I discussed during the campaign period was the importance of the barangay (village) assembly, with emphasis on the imperative for the barangay council to report on its accomplished projects and on the barangay’s financial standing.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Rude treatment from US Embassy consuls

I am writing to you to share my experience at the US Embassy when I applied for a visa two weeks ago.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Binay plays ‘poor card’

Each adult member of the Binay family is a millionaire several times over, and judging by their financial statements both Vice President Jejomar Binay and his wife are dramatically successful business investors, but apparently none of this means anything. For Binay, he is not rich, but someone who comes “from a poor family”; he does not own profitable businesses or million-peso properties, but is merely someone who “grew up poor.”

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »



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