By Rina Jimenez-David
It’s still the season for giving thanks, for acknowledging people who, in the year about to pass and way before now, have been “giving” us gifts—not just material items, but gifts of time and understanding, gifts of courage and steadfastness, gifts of sympathy and common cause, gifts of sharing and championing our advocacies.
By Conrado de Quiros
Not to be outdone, Edcel Lagman has come up with his two-cents’ worth too. There’s history, he says, to argue for putting his favorite non-president under house arrest. The list of famous and infamous people who met with that fate includes Augusto Pinochet, Paris Hilton, Nikita Khrushchev, Aung San Suu Kyi and Galileo Galilei.
By Noralyn Mustafa
Finally, last Thursday, June 30, the day that marked his first year in office, President Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic Act 10153 that resets the elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) from August this year to the second Monday of May 2013, simultaneous with the next national and local elections. [...]