Editorial: They do not see the joke was on them

There is a song by the BeeGees which was quite popular here in the country in the 70s which goes, “I started a Joke, which started the whole world crying, but I didn’t see that the joke was on me, oh no, that the joke was on me...” We are reminded of the idiomatic expression in that song when minions around a “butangero” boss try to tone down or pad the fall of the cusses and grave threats their boss spews whenever he chooses to push his weight around those he perceives as lesser people or to threaten critics away......»»

Category: newsSource: nordis nordisMar 27th, 2018

EDITORIAL – Friendly neighbors

No one is asking for war with China......»»

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Editorial: Compassion for community and the fare hike

More or less than fifty years ago, it was normal for pupils to walk from home to school and back everyday, rain or shine. In some districts there used to be only three public utility jeeps. The jeeps then can only seat eight adult passengers at a time and fare was around five to ten centavos each. Child passengers are free but have to stand up and hold on the hand bars behind the driver or on the ceiling of the jeepney. But for most kids, it was more fun to walk to and from school and save the fare money for more sweets from the school canteen......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Alex Gonzaga’s Japan joke, allegedly making fun of OFWs, irks netizens

Actress and singer Alex Gonzaga has been enjoying her Japan trip lately with mother Crisanta "Pinty" Gonzaga. The mother and daughter pair have been marveling at the eats and sights of Japan sinceApril, with them taking a trip to the famous Universal Studios in Osaka, turning into Hogwarts witches for a day. Gonzaga took to her Instagram again on May 19 to share a photo of her with mom Pinty, both of them standing in the rainy streets of Osaka as they held up umbrellas and posed for the camera. "Ang sabi nga nila: Japan, Japansagot sa kahirapan!" wrote the comical Gonzaga. (Like they say: Japan, Japan, the answer to poverty.) It seems, however, that some netizens didn't find Gonzaga'...Keep on reading: Alex Gonzaga’s Japan joke, allegedly making fun of OFWs, irks netizens.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

EDITORIAL – The fighting 14

In the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice, the House of Representatives has all but relinquished to the executive and judicial branches its constitutional power of impeachment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Week of Peace

Coinciding with the start of Ramadan this year, a government-organized task force has launched a weeklong commemoration of the siege that destroyed the city of Marawi......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

EDITORIAL -Hit them where it hurts

A drug pusher may be widely known in the neighborhood. For criminal charges against him to stick, however, he must be caught not only in possession of illegal drugs but also in the act of selling them......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

EDITORIAL – Lessons from a crisis

With the ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait completely lifted, bilateral ties are now headed for normalization......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

PHL as Chinese province ‘not too far’: ex-Chief Justice Davide

RETIRED Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide Jr. on Thursday said the Philippines’ becoming a province of China “may not be too far.” “Last February 19, before Chinese businessmen, the President mentioned the Philippines as a province of China. Malacañang Spokesperson Harry (L.) Roque explained it was a joke, but knowing China, it will not consider […] The post PHL as Chinese province ‘not too far’: ex-Chief Justice Davide appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

EDITORIAL – The next ombudsman

Within a month, President Duterte will be making one of his most critical appointments. Conchita Carpio Morales is retiring soon as ombudsman, the official principally tasked to go after the corrupt......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Rappler stories on Marawi, incest are finalists in prestigious SOPA Awards

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler is a finalist in two categories in this year's Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards for Editorial Excellence. One is the "Excellence in Journalistic Innovation" category for its Virtual Reality/360 coverage of the Marawi siege. " Marawi in 360 ," a two-part ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Comment on Electric Word Life: The Rapture of Prince by Bisaya Short Films

Is the Death Chess Game a reference to Ingmar Bergman's Seventh Seal and Woody Allen's use of the movie and the joke is that not many people have churned so great a compilation of work to render death cowering?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

EDITORIAL – Public shaming

Resign or be fired, President Duterte told two assistant secretaries yesterday amid accusations that the two abused their positions and engaged in corruption......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Miggy on barangay brawl: We all make mistakes

Miggy Tolentino (center) says he intends to come upwith programs that will promote productivity. The running joke is that the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) is good for nothing but mounting basketball t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

EDITORIAL – Punish them

Buying and selling votes, conspiring to bribe voters, and electioneering are offenses under the law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

EDITORIAL – Vote for better neighborhoods

The law assigns numerous responsibilities to barangay officials......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Editorial: “El pueblo unido jamas sara vecido” “The people united shall never be defeated,” a chant that originated from people’s mobilizations for liberation. It became an inspiration for many artists, several songs and music pieces were composed that depicted the Chilean people’s struggle for democracy in the mid 70s against the martial rule under an alleged ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Endangered lake

It’s been nearly a year to the day Roy Cimatu took over as secretary of environment and natural resources......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Fast-track ouster

With impressive speed, the Supreme Court yesterday gifted the Office of the Solicitor General with unprecedented power......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

EDITORIAL – Inflationary pressure

Those who issued the warning were dismissed as doomsayers. Wealthy public officials who charge their fuel expenses and many other personal expenditures to taxpayers said any inflationary effects would be minimal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Pastor’s bomb joke delays PAL flight

THE country’s flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), yesterday cautioned air travelers against making bomb jokes which are treated seriously by the airline companies. PAL spokesperson Ma. Cielo Villaluna said PAL is poised to file a case against a passenger of a Dumaguete-Manila flight on Wednesday after he made a bomb….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018