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On Boracay casino: Let’s stop it

On Boracay casino: Let’s stop it

A lot of people still suspect that the closure of Boracay beginning April 26 was to give way to the construction of a 23-hectare, $500-million resort- casino on the island by the Macau-based Galaxy Entertainment Group.

No loss of life

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No loss of life

After being plagued for months by thousands of deaths of suspects who supposedly resisted arrest since the onset of President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs, it is truly pleasing to learn of an anti-drug operation that resulted in the successful apprehension of the wrongdoers without any loss of life.

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Contradictions

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Contradictions

The question still remains as to why Malacañang gave its nod to the Macau-based Galaxy Entertainment Group to put up a casino worth $500 million on Boracay when along with the moves to rehabilitate the island was to impose a suspension on new construction projects in the area.

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Casino-resort in Boracay

Amid moves to shut down Boracay for a year comes the news that the government has approved the construction of a big casino-resort on the world-famous island in 2019.

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Dare to care for orphans

Japanese-American tapestry artist Tetsuo “Leo” Orii, author of the war-romance novel Sampaguita and Gold Button, says the story is not just about World War II and the love between a Japanese sailor and a comely lass from Cebu. It also poses a challenge to Filipinos to care for the orphans.

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We understand that President Duterte signed into law Republic Act 10973, giving subpoena powers to the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) along with the director and deputy director for administration of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), in order to intensify his anti-criminality campaign.

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