4,712 guests

Newsdesk

Seize drugs, stop crime

Illegal drug trade is the mother of all crimes. All other violent crimes—murder, rape, armed robbery, etc.—emanate from illicit narcotics. It doesn’t take a crime expert to make this conclusion. Police records simply reflect a pattern of drug-related crime incidents.…

Doing a good job

What is the greatest gift that a nation or a people can wish for? It is a well-functioning government that delivers the goods even under very difficult circumstances. After all, the business of government is to get things done. And…

Comfortable life seen

THE government deserves the support of the people as it exerts its best efforts to deliver on the promise of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to give every Filipino a comfortable life. A few days before we say goodbye to 2017,…

Keeping their word

It is a case of putting one’s money where his or her mouth is. If communist rebels declare its own unilateral ceasefire, the burden of observing or enforcing it lies with them. The credibility of the group would depend on…

’Crackers sale down

Consumers have apparently wisened up. They no longer want their families and loved ones put in harm’s way. They are refusing to buy banned and dangerous firecrackers to welcome the New Year. This means a triumph for public health and…

Rebel returnees

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s pledge to protect and help rebel returnees, including New People’s Army (NPA) fighters, should be welcomed by all sectors of Philippine society. Administering the oath of allegiance to 668 rebel returnees in Davao City last Thursday,…

PJI’s ‘Mamang Pulis’

VARIOUS quarters acknowledge that years ago, the Filipino people, particularly the ordinary citizens across this impoverished but labor-exporting Southeast Asian nation, feared the men and women in police uniform. At the time, no less than Journal Group editor-in-chief Augusto “Gus”…

More consular offices

WITH its decision to set up more consular offices, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has given the government a much-needed boost in the eyes of the Filipino people. Next year’s establishment of seven to nine new consular offices is…

Yuletide truce

Christmas must happen for everyone. The Christian holiday is celebrated almost universally. And in this predominantly Catholic country, the high point of every year is Christmas. One way or the other, it must be celebrated as a rite of passage.…

Scalawag cops

LIKE illegal drug dealers and users, scalawag policemen are menace to society, who continue to make a mockery of President Duterte’s campaign to rid the government of rotten eggs. What the hard-hitting Chief Executive from impoverished Mindanao should do now,…

Agri-aquatech up

Industrialization means nothing if it leaves basic and important sectors behind. If this persists, maximum or full industrialization cannot be achieved. And what could be more basic than agriculture or food production? There is a reason why the agricultural sector…

Disaster department

MEMBERS of the two-chamber Congress -- senators and congressmen -- would do well now to fast-track the establishment of a new department that would focus on disaster response. This after the Philippines, which is acknowledged as a favorite “sparring partner”…

‘Fruitful’ year

ATTENTIVE to the mushrooming needs of the people, notably the poor, the House of Representatives continues to come up with measures designed to hasten the country’s socio-economic development. Various quarters, including the ordinary citizens, across the country described 2017, which…

Exuberant optimism

It is uniquely a Filipino mindset—the expectation of better things still to come. Call us hopelessly optimistic, but it is the Filipino way of dealing with an uncertain future. Habang may buhay, may pag-asa. But the general positive outlook is…

Top priority

IT is heartening to note that the education sector remains a top priority of the national government despite the ongoing campaign against illegal drugs, graft and corruption, and criminality. Of course, we are glad that everybody agrees that education prepares…
Subscribe to this RSS feed