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Hopes up on ceasefire in US-China trade war

    THE Group of 20 (G20), the world’s top economies, succeeded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last Sunday, December 2, where the Asia-Pacific Economic (APEC) Summit had failed in Papua New Guinea two weeks earlier. G20 was able to issue a final joint statement signed by all the attending world leaders. The APEC Summit had […]

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House opens initial talks on Charter issues

    THE House of Representatives has completed its work on its schedule of bills for this year, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said Friday, after enacting the many proposed measures listed by President Duterte in his State of the Nation Address (SONA), except for one – approval of a new Constitution embodying a federal form […]

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It was an idea worth discussing

    PRESIDENT Duterte was speaking before soldiers at Camp Rajah Sikatuna in Carmen, Bohol, last November 27 when he said, “I will create my own Sparrow. Walang hanapin kundi mga istambay na mga tao, prospective NPAs, at bibirahin sila. I will match their talent in assassinating people….” The “Sparrow” group was an assassination squad […]

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Let there be no further misreading of the order

    THE conviction last Thursday of three Caloocan City policemen of the crime of murder for the killing of a 17-year-old youth in a police anti-drugs operation in August, 2017, was a stirring victory for Philippine justice at a time when doubts are being expressed about the government’s ongoing drive against crime, in seeming […]

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Old but roadworthy jeepneys can stay

    OLD jeepneys – Public Utility Jeepneys or PUJs – can stay on the nation’s roads if they are roadworthy, Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transporta­tion (DoTr) said last Monday, in the wake of continuing resistance to the government’s modernization program. Opposition to the modernization efforts of the DoTr came last week […]

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UNICEF – 72 years helping children around the world

    THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was established in 1946 to safeguard the lives of children striving to survive in the aftermath of World War II. That was 72 years ago and the UNICEF today continues to carry out its mission to help children all over the world, including the Philippines which is […]

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