Bureau of Customs Deputy Commissioner Arturo Lachica chose his words carefully, refusing even to publicly disclose his agency’s annual deficit in revenue collections during a meeting on balikbayan boxes. He was trying to avoid any misinterpretation, he said.
September 22, 2015
Compassion, like hope, cannot be manufactured. A person either has compassion or none at all. The lack of it is defined by compassion’s antonym: Indifference. A stronger antonym would be merciless.
September 01, 2015
It was fury, plain and simple, spinning madly like a tornado, emanating from the global ranks of overseas Filipino workers. I have never seen the likes of it except for the time when Filipino domestic worker Flor Contempacion was about to be executed in Singapore.
August 26, 2015
This week marks the battle of the TV and radio ads for prospective 2016 presidential and senatorial candidates.
August 11, 2015
President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in his fifth and final State of the Nation Address enumerated the accomplishments of his administration. The speech ran over two hours and was said mainly in the vernacular, which many Filipinos appreciated.
August 04, 2015
One of my favorite people in the world sat across me, sipping coffee in a café that he owns, on the top floor of a mall that he started.
July 28, 2015
There are cracks in the Philippine recruitment industry owing to the desire of some disgruntled agency owners to oust the head of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
July 15, 2015
Things are heating up on the political front in the Philippines as political parties start preparing for the filing of candidacies in October of this year.
July 07, 2015
The Commission on Elections declared rather triumphantly that the number of overseas Filipinos who have registered as voters as of this month has reached 1.4 million.
June 24, 2015
The lack of health care programs for Filipino migrant workers is a perennial source of frustration among members of the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA).
June 10, 2015