As a journalist—and an online journalist at that—I have come to accept that people do not care enough anymore about what goes on in our country. They are just too busy with their own lives and with every other available medium that is trying to catch their precious attention.
You gotta hand it to the MTRCB. They rate the movie wrong, leave the strong adult bits in and cut out inconsequential stuff, then allow children into the theater. And then they lie about not cutting the movie. Jeez. They can’t even make mistakes right. Way to go, guys.
When the official GDP growth of 1% for the first six months was announced a few days ago, the news was greeted with exuberance by some government functionaries, caution by analysts and a healthy dose of skepticism by civil society organizations.
Noong nakaraang buwan tayo ay ginulantang ng isang napakalungkot na balita tungkol sa pagkamatay ng sampung OFWs ng mag-crash ang kanilang sinasakyang helicopter doon sa Afganistan. Nang marinig ko ang balitang ito kaagad na pumasok sa isipan ko ang mga katanungang: Bakit ganoon?
This week I consulted with a young couple with one child who are facing the prospect of living apart and becoming a broken family.
When the Avatar title card faded in big letters hovering in the air in front of the screen, right after James Cameron spoke to the audience, a friend who was with me at the preview, a big, strapping, mature, serious man with a wife and grown-up responsibilities and not given to silly childish utterances at inopportune times, loudly and audibly ...giggled.
By Robert Francis B. Garcia and Soliman M. Santos Jr.
The Philippines finally has an Anti-Torture Law, one which legally defines and penalizes torture, as well as provides remedies and redress for its victims. This is definitely a most significant advance for the protection of human rights in the Philippines, the test of course being in the implementation measures, including the deterrence and prevention of torture.
On August 28, Silliman University will celebrate its 108th birthday in Dumaguete City. On that day, all roads will lead to its beautiful campus by the sea. Loyal alumni, former students and faculty will come by plane, boat, bus, jeep and by foot.