May 22,2013 12:56 AM
By: Modesto Sa-onoy
There was a war movie titled “They were Expendable” that tells the story of a unit in WWII that was dispensed with as a sacrifice for a greater and higher good – winning the war.
The story of all wars, military and political always has the expendables, the people whose loss is considered necessary for victory. Chess players sacrifice a pawn to save the knight or the rook to save the queen.
May 22,2013 12:54 AM
By: Luis V. Teodoro
IT’S BEGINNING to look like a stretch, but assuming the integrity of the May 2013 mid-term exercise—meaning the votes cast were accurately counted by the Comelec’s problematic PCOS machines and transmitted—the efforts of individual Netizens as well as groups to influence the outcome seems to have come to naught.
The classroom teacher as a parent
May 22,2013 12:52 AM
By: Bonnie B. Barrientos
(The author is a Teacher III of Rizal Elementary School in Pontevedra, Capiz.)
THE TEACHER may be considered a parent in her classroom. She is more than a parent because she is responsible, more patient and understanding not only for the formal education of every children but also for their physical, emotional, social well being and mental development every time they are in school.
Was Comelec sympathetic to LP?
May 22,2013 12:50 AM
By: RANIE Z. JANGAYO
AS OF PRESS time, the opposition is still collating the reports on alleged vote buying committed particularly by Liberal Party candidates who already had the advantage of the entire machinery of Malacañang at their disposal before and during the campaign period, with a very sympathetic Comelec at that.
'My family has suffered so much'
May 22,2013 12:48 AM
By: Alex P. Vidal
A FORMER TV talent/account executive and disc jockey appealed to police authorities to "please tell the truth and nothing but the truth" saying his family "has suffered so much" from the negative publicity generated by his arrest last month on alleged possession of marijuana at a checkpoint outside a posh subdivision in La Paz district.