It might have been
November 27, 2014 01:10 AM
By: Modesto P. Sao-noy
AN ENGLISH essayist once wrote, “of all the saddest words ever said, the saddest are these: it might have been.”
Indeed of the so many words we have said and the deeds we have done, the ones we regret eventually turned out to be words and deeds that could not have been said or done at all.
'Naming and shaming is what we do': Speaking truth to power is an Asian value
November 27, 2014 01:08 AM
(Part 1st of 3 parts)
By: Sheila Coronel
(Adapted from keynote address at Uncovering Asia: The First Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, November 24, 20014, Manila)
TWENTY-five years ago, the term “investigative reporting” was little known in Asia. The media landscape was dominated by pliant newspapers, insipid TV news programs and journalists who saw themselves as mouthpieces of government.
‘Ilonggos are not corrupt; I am proud to be an Ilonggo’
November 27, 2014 01:06 AM
By: Alex P. Vidal
“There is no compromise when it comes to corruption. You have to fight it.” – A. K. Antony
WHILE others claim they felt “ashamed” when Iloilo was recently referred to as “a bird’s nest of corruption”, the former economic planning chief of the Iloilo provincial government said the issue did not shake his faith in the Ilonggos.
November 27, 2014 01:04 AM
By: Rolf Dieter Harder
SOME time ago I read the article about the bicycle lanes in your news paper. I thought, “Wow, what a great idea, a step to cleaner air in Iloilo City.”
Recently I spent some time with my family in a European country with bicycle lanes, where I worked and lived for several years. The idea of bicycle lanes is a relatively new thing, but what had these European countries in place before starting with bicycle lanes? Well, quite a lot.
The new pharisaism
November 27, 2014 01:02 AM
By: Fr. Roy Cimagala
IN writing this column, I wish to make the caveat that the topic is meant to clarify matters and to warn us of certain dangers that we may not be aware of. It’s not to condemn anyone or any group, but simply to point out that there are occasions when we think we are doing right when in fact we are doing wrong in the eyes of God.