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Second OFW deployment ban

Second OFW deployment ban

  LESS than two years after the lifting of a total deployment ban of workers to Kuwait, here comes another prohibition. The death of Household Ser­vice Worker (HSW) Joanna De­mafelis, whose body was found in a freezer in February 2018, triggered the first prohibition. The recent rape and killing of HSW Jeanelyn Villavende by her […]

A lesson from Indonesia

  WE should look to our neighbor Indonesia in admiration after it protected its territorial waters successfully from Chinese intrusion. It is a feat that our country still has to achieve since the government refuses to invoke our legal victory in the West Philippine Sea. Indonesia’s armed forces re­cently reported that Chinese ships encroaching on […]

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Hope for orderly Traslacion

  To many devotees, a procession of the Feast of the Black Naza­rene done in an orderly fashion is easier said than done. Every year on January 9, it is a common sight to see a sea of barefoot devotees in maroon and yellow shirts pushing one other and throwing towels to wipe the statue […]

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Is punishment enough for massacre cops?

  SOME people believe that 10 years and eight months of jail time is not enough punishment for 14 cops who failed to stop and report an abduction that could have saved the lives of the victims in the bloody Maguindanao massacre. Still, this was the ruling handed down by Quezon City Regional Trial Court […]

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Water problems

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Water problems

  DO you want to see President Duterte fuming mad? All you have to do is men­tion Maynilad Water Services (MWS) and Manila Water Com­pany (MWC) Inc. He wants to hold officials of both the MWS and MWC account­able for their burdensome water concession agreement with the government. In his anger, Duterte even threatened to […]

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Challenge

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Challenge

  HOUSE Speaker Alan Cayetano has had enough as he dared Senators Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Franklin Drilon to take a lie-detector test with him. The whole point of the challenge is for Cayetano to prove his claim that he did not pocket a single centavo from the Southeast Asian Games. Lacson remarked that the […]

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