I hope President Aquino reads the Inquirer every day, especially its editorial, because after over four years on the job, it looks like he could use some real, down-to-earth and more sensible remedial inputs than what he probably is getting (or not getting) from his advisers.
Ours is a nation frequently battered by God-sent or manmade calamities that bring our people down on their knees in prayer and repentance.
The continuing revelations about the monstrous, mind-boggling plunder of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF or pork barrel) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) have brought the Aquino administration to an agonizing stretch in its much-touted “tuwid na daan” journey.
By Conrado de Quiros
If the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) had plotted it, it couldn’t have done a better job. By the time Team PNoy held its last rally in Amoranto Stadium last Friday, it was showing the cracks. Two of the senatorial candidates were frosty to each other. Or at least one was to the other, who was Loren Legarda toward Alan Peter Cayetano. Noticeably—all the reports noticed it—she refused to buss him in the cheek.
By Solita Collas-Monsod
SERGIO O. Valencia has been in detention in Camp Crame for the past 50 days. He is allowed visits twice a week, but is otherwise incommunicado. And it looks like he will be confined there indefinitely. He is accused of plunder.