Apologies to my readers who don’t like the use of street lingo, but
that was the Filipino word that immediately entered my mind when I read
yesterday that Budget Secretary Florencio Abad’s home province of
Batanes, his fiefdom, got P133 million from the unconstitutional
Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
President B. S. Aquino 3rd’s strong words in Boston, while recalling
his father’s three year- medical furlough there, and his assassination
at the Manila international airport upon his return on August 21, 1983,
compel me to reveal for the first time a conversation I had with Ninoy
Aquino at Harvard in the summer of 1982.
Human resources are the greatest wealth a country can have. The
manpower, the skills and talent, the resources and wealth they can
produce and the ideas they can create can make a nation rich and
progressive. Natural resources can only be turned into wealth if there
is manpower and their ideas to turn them into finished products and
WASHINGTON: Adults who are extremely obese may cut their lifespans by up
to 14 years because they have increased risk of cancer, heart disease,
stroke, diabetes and kidney and liver diseases, according to a US study
out on Tuesday.
All eyes are on Manila as about 600 delegates from 30 countries converge
here today for the 23rd World Economic Forum (WEF) to discuss how the
rapid East Asian economic growth could distribute its benefits more
equitably among its 600 million people.