By DEE AYROSO
Day: September 10, 2018
“I am yearning for my mother. I hope to be with her soon. Please continue supporting her.”
“We have exhausted all efforts to resolve our issues through constructive means and social dialogue.”
“The whole country is kept ignorant of our plight.”
NO MATTER their official justification for being — whether “so the trains will run on time,” “to save the Republic and reform society,” or “to rid the country of crime and illegal drugs” — dictatorships are premised on the presumption that the dictator knows best and everyone else is ignorant and incompetent. President Rodrigo Duterte…
The movie made its point. Don’t put your luck on heroes, they are just human. Fine. But the least the movie could have done was show why Goyo was a hero in the first place. It assumed that del Pilar is as popularly known as Rizal and Bonifacio whose lives can be dissected and debated upon by the public. Del Pilar is rarely known. Demolishing him even before getting to know him is a disservice to the film’s audience who, like it or not, get their education in history from films like Heneral Luna. Take it from the millennials.
“China is now capable of controlling the South China Sea in all scenarios short of war with the United States… There is no guarantee that the United States would win a future conflict with China.” The stunning twin statements are from Admiral Philip S. Davidson, highlighting his written remarks submitted to the United States Senate…
If the government is looking for someone to blame for the inflation and increasing prices of basic commodities as rice and fish, it is its own neglect to subsidize agricultural producers when other countries have been actively doing so, and its tax and investment policies that hit the agricultural producers and consumers hard.