COMMENTARY: BRUTAL DEATHS OF OFWs IN KUWAIT — WHEN WILL THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT ADDRESS EFFECTIVELY THIS ISSUE?

  On February 14 this year, 38-year-old Teresa Quedding from Guimba, Tarlac arrived in Kuwait to work as a domestic helper — to pursue her dream of bigger earnings and a better future for her family. > But on July 15 or just five months into her work in Kuwait, her cold body was brought…

SAPAT BA ANG PALIWANAG NI DUTERTE UKOL SA BIRO NIYA SA AUSTRALIAN MISSIONARY NA NI RAPE AT PINATAY?

“Ang ganda pala niya . . .  sana ang mayor muna ang nauna . . . ” Putol o bitin ang sinabi ni Rodrigo Duterte ukol kay Jacqueline Hamill, 36, isang magandang Australian missionary na isa sa mga ginamit na hostage ng mga preso sa isang kulungan sa Davao city noong 1989. Ginahasa siya ng…

KAMAY NA BAKAL? O KAMAY NG KALINGA?

Kamay na bakal ang makatawag pansing alok ni Rodrigo Duterte. Parang si Robin Padilla na supporter niya. Macho at tigasin ang papel ni Duterte laban sa mga pusakal na kriminal na lipunan. Sino nga naman ang aayaw sa taong gustong ubusin ang lahi ng mga durogistang kriminal? Kamay naman ng kalinga o “helping hand” ang…

NEGOSYO SA PINAS SA TULONG NG HONG KONG

PHOTO: Orange peelings being dried along a sidewalk in Sai Ying Pun, packaged later and eventually offered for sale as health food. Ni Mary Deso-Acido Pangarap kong mag tayo ng isang negosyo sa Pinas isang araw. At matibay ang paniwala ko na malaki ang maitutulong ng mga karanasan at mga napupulot kong aral o ideas…

OFW Reintegration: A Critical Analysis and Recommendations

By Juanito Concepcion Is the government really serious in making its reintegration program for returning overseas Filipinos or overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) successful in terms of helping the largest possible number of returnees become productive segments of Philippine society back home? It appears so. Just look at the different OFW reintegration programs being run by…

Aquino Government’s Crisis Management Failures

President Benigno Aquino government’s clear failure to deal effectively with several major crises is both lamentable and deplorable. Why? Because it’s the Filipino people, not his senior officials, who bears the brunt of his administration’s ineptitude. Two major bumblings of his government stand out. The first is its continuing failure to find and collect all…

Should the Philippines apologize for the death of 8 Hong Kong tourists in Manila in August 2010?

It’s now more than two years since eight Hong Kong tourists died in a failed police rescue bid in Luneta Park in Manila, and Hong Kong’s anger over the incident hasn’t subsided. On the contrary, this fury is even intensifying. A clear proof of this anger is Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s warning that…