By Denis Murphy
Angry demonstrations shook 170 American cities in the days before Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day, when, according to custom, Americans gather to thank God for the land that received them when they fled hard times in Europe and 100 other places. We may realize that the demonstrators are nearly all Afro-Americans, and we remember that America was not a land of freedom but a place of slavery when they started arriving in the 17th century. Slavery lasted almost 200 years, until President Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in 1863.
It was Wednesday evening, and the midweek service at the Pikit, North Cotabato church of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines was about to end.
The League of Filipino Students (LFS) is one with the people of Hong Kong in their ongoing street protest as they demand reforms.
By Conrado de Quiros
Aurelio Cesar Servando and his wife, Christine Uytiepo, want justice. They want justice for their son, Guillo Cesar, 18, the sophomore student of College of St. Benilde taking up hotel, restaurant and institution management, who was hazed to death last week by his prospective “brothers” in Tau Gamma Phi. His companions, two other 18-year-olds and […]
Since Day 1, President Aquino has portrayed his administration as the opposite of that of his predecessor. His “daang matuwid” brand of governance, he has intoned time and again, is aimed at bringing decency, integrity and the rule of law back into public office, after the widespread corruption and venality that marked the nine-year administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.