Roll-On-Roll-Off transport system

January 20, 2019
THE reform-oriented Duterte administration would do well now to revive and expand the Roll-On-Roll-Off (RORO) transport system considering its importance to travel, trade and tourism.

Tama ba na bawiin ang bata na iniwan ng ina sa biyenan?

“Parental authority and responsibility are inalienable and may not be transferred or renounced except in cases authorized by law. The right attached to parental authority, being purely personal, the law allows a waiver of parental authority only in cases of adoption, guardianship and surrender to a children’s home or an orphan institution. When a parent entrusts the custody of a minor to another, such as a friend or godfather, even in a document, what is given is merely temporary custody and it does not constitute a renunciation of parental authority. Even if a definite renunciation is manifest, the law still disallows the same. The father and mother, being the natural guardians of unemancipated children, are duty-bound and entitled to keep them in their custody and company.” [Binigyang-diin.]

Father Rocky’s Street Children

January 20, 2019
Years ago, they were malnourished, shabby, and frightened children whom Father Rocky Evangelista rescued from the streets. The good priest took them under his care at the Tuloy Foundation hoping to transform them into responsible contributing members of society.

Corpus orders Criminal Investigation and Detection Group to step-up crackdown vs partisan armed groups, loose firearms

January 20, 2019
PHILIPPINE National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group director, Chief Superintendent Amador V. Corpus has ordered a more aggressive campaign against partisan armed groups, loose firearms and organized crime syndicate in the country this year as part of the CIDG’s effort to help ensure a peaceful and orderly May 13 national and local elections and most importantly, battle criminality.

Parents allowing their kids to be involved in dugs must be jailed

January 19, 2019
I’M saying this in the wake of growing cases of young kids being accosted for involvement in illegal drug activities in the country, obviously being left to fend for themselves by their parents or guardians, all adult Filipinos who really doesn’t care if their children won’t go to school and mingle with the bad company that usually brings headache to our authorities.

Away ni Andaya at Diokno

January 19, 2019

ANG away ni House Majority Leader Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya Jr.  at DBM Sec Benjamin Diokno ay dapat kapulutan ng aral para magkaroon ng reporma sa paggawa  ng budget ng Pamahalaang Nasyonal.

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Duterte’s drug war

January 19, 2019
Duterte needs to hit hard at those involved in the illegal drugs business if he wants to fulfill his promise to transform the Philippines into a drug-free country before June 30, 2022.

Asking the right questions

January 19, 2019
ONE of my favorite comedy scenes involves Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. He checks into an inn and sees a dog on the lobby floor. He asks the doddering, pipe-smoking innkeeper “Does your dog bite?” The innkeeper says “Nope.” Clouseau bends down to pet the dog, which suddenly growls, jumps up and bites his gloved hand. Clouseau, shaken, tells the innkeeper, “I thought you said your dog doesn’t bite!” The innkeeper replied nonchalantly, “That is not my dog.”

A bigger challenge

January 18, 2019
“Dapat tumulong din sa gobyerno ang mga taong sumira at patuloy na sumisira sa Manila Bay para maibalik ang ganda ng isa sa paboritong pasyalan ng mga turista,” said an elderly.

The Feast of Sto. Niño

January 18, 2019
“TO look into some aspects of the future, we do not need projections by supercomputers. Much of the next millennium can be seen in how we care for our children today. Tomorrow’s world may be influenced by science and technology, but more than anything; it is already taking shape in the bodies and minds of our children” (Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary General).

It’s not about China, its simply about money

January 18, 2019
It is not surprising that the ‘jingoist’ among us, those in the ‘Yellow Opposition,’ especially, are the first to register their opposition against such “deal” with China (still imaginary at this point) or even to the reported “plan” by the government to take over Hanjin, due to various considerations.

Parenting beyond bars

January 18, 2019
In case the accused is unable to place his or her minor children under the care of a "responsible adult," the minor children will be placed under the care of: surviving grandparent; fit or qualified oldest brother or sister over 21 years old; any relative of the accused over 21 years of age and within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity of the minor children; or, the DSWD.