I would like to make some important clarifications on the statements made by Amando Doronila in his May 29 column titled “Taiwanese fishermen provoked Coast Guard into firing.”
By Randy David
To my last column on the current conflict between the Philippines and Taiwan, a country with whom, until recently, we have had only friendly relations, a reader from Canada has written a most thoughtful rejoinder. He wishes to remain anonymous, but, with his permission, I will quote from the rich account he has shared of his experience as a former official of the Canadian department of fisheries in charge of enforcing maritime fishing boundaries. His job entailed protecting his country’s fishery from poachers coming from other countries.
Only a week old, and the year 2013 is already groaning under the weight of a terrible burden: the death, by gun, of many innocents.
By Rina Jimenez-David
When news first filtered out that a gunman had shot up a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the first thought that sprang in my mind was: “Oh, crap, there goes my column for Sunday.”