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…

Peace and Armed Struggle in Mindanao

The government has taken a giant step towards achieving peace in Mindanao by signing a peace agreement on March 27 with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the largest rebel group in the region. Clearly irked at being left out of the peace process, leaders of other secessionist groups, particularly Jose Ma. Sison of the…

HONG KONG’S ‘MODERN-DAY SLAVES’ AND ERWIANA’S PLIGHT

  Photo shows maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, with both feet severely bruised as she was brought to hospital in Indonesia Hong Kong officials were apparently stung and embarrassed by the series of critical reports by major local and international media about Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih who accused her 44-year-old female Chinese employer, surnamed Law, of repeatedly…

JOJO BINAY FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016?

  Remember how Makati mayor Junjun Binay and sister, Senator Nancy Binay, recently forced their way around midnight through Dasmarinas Village in Makati and subjugated hapless subdivision guards into submission with help from their armed bodyguards and the Makati police? The controversial incident went viral — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq3GEJqKxDs — and understandably stirred up the anger of…

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…