It has been said that in the Philippines, every single law, regulation, directive or ordinance presents an opportunity for someone somewhere to make money, directly or indirectly, legally or otherwise. This observation has made itself painfully felt in real world, specifically in the Port of Manila, the main transshipment point of goods to and from this country.
By Juan L. Mercado
“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.
By Rina Jimenez-David
He is a man grieving the death of his late fiancée, so perhaps a little leeway should have been given Marc Sueselbeck in the wake of the fence-climbing incident last week. Footage of the incident shows the German shoving a Filipino soldier who tried to bar his way toward the converted container where US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was being held.
By John Nery
I can understand the struggle-for-reform narrative that allows commentators to call the outcome of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on Pastoral Challenges to the Family a setback—but I doubt whether Pope Francis sees it that way.
By Cielito F. Habito
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is under fire from irate netizens following last week’s sting operation that led to the apprehension of a private car owner hiring out rides under the Uber network.