Priests and Levites were the good guys. They were models of society in word and deed. They were expected to help the wounded: their fellow Jew, on that “bloody way” connecting Jerusalem to Jericho. But they did not.
Day: July 16, 2022
Unity in conformity
A replication of mindless conformity and blind obedience is in process in the Philippines, where the power elite and its minions regard dissent and the diversity of views necessary in a democracy as a vice rather than virtue. Instead of unity in diversity, what the oligarchy wants is unity in conformity.
Marcos Jr.’s first week: focus on economy woes
In his first Cabinet meeting last Tuesday, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. announced that economic recovery takes precedence over all concerns under his administration and that his economic managers would set the “central policy.”
Lawmaker pushes for tax exemptions, breaks for ordinary folk
The “Tax Reform Act for the Masses and the Middle Class,” seeks to exempt those making P33,333 ($590) monthly or less from paying income tax. It is also looking into providing tax breaks for families of persons with disabilities, those caring for elderly parents or relatives, and those with children.
US Lower House amends bill prohibiting assistance to the Philippine police
Pennsylvania Rep. Susan Wild introduced the amendments to the NDAA, saying that “taxpayers dollars shouldn’t be used to supply weapons, training, or any other assistance to the state security forces that violently target political opponents.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – The US House of Representatives passed July 14 amendments to the National…