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Maybe a loved one is sick. Maybe your business is dying and you are on the verge of being bankrupt. You don’t know where you will get the money to pay for your debts. Do you feel like it’s already the end of the world?

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No ‘Phexit’

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So now it’s official. President Duterte will not withdraw the country’s membership from the United Nations (UN) despite its criticisms on his government’s unyielding war on illegal drugs.

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‘Bato’ rocks

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SO everyone expected Senator Leila to beard the lion in his den? As it turned out, top cop “Bato” had the senators lapping up his every word, congratulating him for a job well done and thanking him for his and his men’s sacrifices in the war on drugs.

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THE Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in 2013, followed by the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) of Malacañang and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in 2015. The administration had used the first to influence legislators and the second to fund programs even without congressional approval.

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Hidilyn Diaz

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The last time we won a medal in the Olympics was 1996. To give us a bit of a perspective on this, Fidel V. Ramos was the president and I was in my second term as congressman of Las Piñas.

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THE good news is that the Philippine economy, as measured by Gross Development Product (GDP), grew by 7 percent in the second quarter of this year – April to June. Not so laudatory is the observation that this has not been inclusive growth, that the statistical gain has not been felt by most Filipinos who have seen no improvement in their daily lives.

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