By Rina Jimenez-David
Gunshots served to welcome the year—gunshots that killed a total of nine innocents and 13 others whom law enforcers described as “members of a big criminal group.”
By Conrado de Quiros
If you’re a parent, you’d know the feeling. In fact, if you’re someone’s brother or sister, you’d know the feeling. Still in fact, if you’re just a human being you’d know the feeling.
Filipinos may view American society as sick because of the Colorado and Connecticut massacres, but something akin to these tragedies happened here last New Year’s Eve. According to the Philippine National Police and the Department of Health, while the number of firecracker accidents during the yearend revelry decreased, the number of stray-bullet victims increased. As of this writing, 41 have been reported nationwide.