By Juan L. Mercado
The Year 2012 is now almost out the door. Was it an undiluted “Annus Horribilis” or “Year of Horrors”? Queen Elizabeth II dusted off that phrase in a 1992 address. Fire had gutted parts of Windsor Palace, and family scandals were capped by the Prince of Wales separating from Princess Diana.
By Walden Bello
Women’s rights have been in the forefront of international concern over the last few weeks.
By Michael L. Tan
Today is Holy Innocents’ Day or Childemas, commemorating a bloody event that supposedly occurred shortly after Christ’s birth, Herod ordering the killing of all male children below the age of two, in an attempt to kill Jesus as well. Historians say this massacre probably never happened, but Dec. 28 has taken on new meanings [...]
Today I am very happy and thankful that finally we have the reproductive health bill around. I am a pediatrician, I am Catholic, I practice my religion and I am happy being a Catholic except that I don’t follow the pronouncements of the bishops and priests to the letter. I have my own personal convictions [...]
By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
I HAVE issues with both the pros and antis on reproductive health, who have been in fierce debates until recently when the pros in the House of Representatives and the Senate prevailed and married their respective versions now littered with the term “non-abortifacient.” But my issues aren’t anything that cannot be addressed by whichever side [...]