Elections are over, now comes the hard part
Elections are over and it seems that many Filipinos are now going back to their usual daily grind. Many of us expect that now that we have elected a new set of government leaders many of which are allied with President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, things will continue to look up for our country and all of the social ills such as poverty and high rates of unemployment will suddenly disappear. While electing good leaders is a good start for our country, this alone will not be able to solve the myriad of problems that we currently face.
The marginalization of Filipinos in our conflict with Taiwan
With Taiwan’s relative economic prosperity and our dependence in its labor market, it is now in a position to feel superior and dominant over us----that is, to punish us with labor sanctions cessation of economic exchanges, and even marginalize us as their poor and dependent neighbors. It is unfortunate it has decided to be less diplomatic again this time.
How Maguindanao politics set the stage for a massacre
The split between the Ampatuans and the Mangudadatus came about when the former refused to share power in the May 2010 elections. Fr. Jun Mercado explains the political maneuverings that led to the nation's most infamous massacre.
The final push for those who aspire to become senator
For those jockeying for the last few slots in the magic 12, the only way that they will be able to get free media mileage in the final week of the campaign is if they are able to differentiate their campaign from the rest. Harvey Keh discusses the last week before election day.