My column for today is Diminished leaders. In Inquirer Current, my entry for today is on our national characteristics.
Some good reads: Amando Doronila on how the opposition needs to adopt human rights as a campaign issue: a related opinion is that of Rasheed Abou-Alsamh (Bong Austero’s latest suggests to me that increasing petty and other criminality is another campaign issue). John Nery on understanding surveys (related news: Rep. Nograles wants surveys regulated; see the Philippine Star for more). Fr. Joaquin Bernas, SJ gives a lawyer’s views on amnesties and libel.
On a positive note: the Inquirer editorial praises Tessie Aquino-Oreta. Solita Monsod praises the Department of Agrarian Reform.
The latest self-rating survey has Philippine Commentary up in arms over the indolence of the Filipino. Placeholder presents a bar graph of public borrowings covering post-1986 administrations.
Big Mango responds to a recent column I wrote; Achieving Happiness remarks on appearing on my show.
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