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Tale half-told

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TWO days from now, President Aquino goes back to the simple life away from the seat of power, stress and distress known as Malacañang. But simple?

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Last few days

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WITH media assiduously covering the incoming cabinet, who’s happier to step out of the picture than the outgoing cabinet?

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Arming the Army

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THE economy grew at 6.2 percent but not everyone was blessed, or impressed. Now take a look at how the Armed Forces have modernized, to the tune of P60.14 billion, to make the soldiers who guard our air, land, and sea stand straighter, taller.

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AweSOME

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MORE or less the post-election dust has settled, except for a number of election protests that have to do with Smartmatic’s newly uncovered tricks and smart-aleck tactics, amid the usual allegations of fraud, vote-buying, and cheating. Thus were the May elections hastily described by Comelec as the quickest count and most peaceful voting, as if quick and peaceful concommitantly meant honest.

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X marks the UV

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The rape and molestation happened at night, an aggravating circumstance, in a van that was “colorum” or unlicensed, in a dark secluded place that was, according to the jeepney lingo, “out of line.” The passengers were tied up like pigs and hostaged for hours, even as they pleaded for mercy because one of them had just given birth. After the monsters were done with their dastardly deed, they took their victims’ cellphones and cash, even attempted to withdraw money using their ATM cards. Drug lords are the scourge of society, but what do we do with rapists such as these? A public hanging would be too gentle a punishment!

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Speaking for

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TO the ordinary citizen, the Presidential Spokesperson may look like the easiest job in the world as long as he or she can read the mind of the boss. In reality, that person’s ability or penchant to speak for another person is just the tip of the iceberg.

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