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The biggest show in town

For three days last week, heads of the Asean, their dialogue partners and other global players attended a smorgasborg of meetings in Manila to discuss a wide range of issues affecting the region.

Thank you!

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THERE is no particular occasion. You just want to give two persons a box of pizza each. One says, “Ito lang?” while the other says, “Thank you”. Who will you remember to bless again with simple things next time? A grateful heart attracts more blessings.

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Duterte urges public to uphold rule of law

President Duterte yesterday encouraged the public to honor the Filipino heroes by upholding the rule of law, protecting the nation, and fostering goodwill.

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IT has long been hoped that the Mamasapano incident of January 15, 2015, be laid to rest after so many years of official investigations by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation and inquiries in aid of legislation by the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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We can understand Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s desire to remove party allies led by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from their key positions in the House of Representatives for voting against the death penalty bill.

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IN 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a “moratorium on the use of the death penalty” in member countries around the world. The resolution proposed a moratorium on executions, with a view to abolishing the death penalty in the future. It was passed by a vote of 104 in favor – the Philippines among them, with 54 against, and 29 abstentions. A subsequent resolution in 2008 was adopted with increased support from 106 states, with 46 against, and 34 abstaining.

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