Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • share this

A ‘hopeful’ new year

/ 05:12 AM January 04, 2018

It is with apprehension and impossible hope that I will be wishing anybody “Happy New Year” for 2018.  It will be merely lip service.

On reading the recent Reuters report on the existence of the “Davao Boys,” I have only two questions:


1) Why did it need Reuters, with foreign-sounding names of reporters, to write this report?

2) Are we going to let these Davao Boys to continue their executions with impunity?


I am very sad for our country. Our President continues to fire appointees who show promise trying to run their departments or commissions with honesty and sincere intent for the common good.

We have members of Congress who merely echo the wishes of the President, who approve P1,000-budget of human-rights-related committees, or none at all for opposition lawmakers.

We have a Supreme Court which allows Marcos a place in our heroes’ cemetery, which weakens the reproductive health law by making it hard for poor women to have access to pills for family planning by their amendments.

So I will just wish us all Filipinos a “Hopeful New Year” instead.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Inquirer letters, Nenita Tapia, New Year 2018, Rodrigo Duterte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.