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Peanuts and Charlie Brown are for sale

US brand management company Iconix Brand Group Inc is exploring a sale of its majority stake in Peanuts Worldwide LLC, which owns the rights to cartoon strip characters Snoopy and Charlie Brown, according to people familiar with the matter.

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There were two images from the news the past few weeks which I found both striking and indicative of the Duterte administration’s sincere efforts to implement countryside development.

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ANYTIME soon, one of the 88 Filipinos now held on Death Row in various countries around the world – where 2.5 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) live and work today – will be scheduled for execution. As in all previous cases, the Philippines will make an appeal for clemency, with the nation hoping the appeal will be heeded and the Filipino death convict’s life spared.

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Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples. When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.

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Condom in schools?

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The DoH insists that the strategy it intends to use, which includes a sex education component, is evidenced-based as studies in other countries show that even in Catholics schools where such strategy was used, students who were into pre-marital sex did not increase, teenage pregnancies decreased, and cased of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS also decreased.

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Spring cleaning

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Feb. 3, Friday, the first day of spring, to some Chinese people the real start of the Lunar New Year (to end on Feb. 4, 2018). Have we done our spring cleaning yet? Apparently not in the Philippine National Police, where a police superintendent accused of taking part in the kidnapping and killing of a Korean was allowed to slip out of Camp Crime, oops, Crame, while under PNP protective custody.

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