In the punditocracy and news, Amando Doronila and Melinda de Jesus both write on the question of whether the armed forces are being reined in or not, particularly in the case of the Central Luzon Command. The killing of people identified with the National Democrats and the Communist Party’s New People’s Army is developing into an issue of crisis proportions.
Peter Wallace on why we don’t have cheaper electricity.
Rasheed About-Alsamh on the President’s manipulation of statistics. Palace admits that there’s a classroom shortage. Also, Palace hints the acting Education Secretary may be on her way out. The country hasn’t had a permanent Education Secretary for something like 10 months.
Palace denies its planning martial law.
Mike Tan on how midwives are the front line in providing public health -and how they’re not planning to leave the country en masse.
BBC’s list of American presidentiables. The elections are in 2008, but the race is on! The reason? For the first time since 1928, neither the incumbent president or vice-president are in a position to contest the race.
Philippine Commentary on education.
baratillo@cubao meditates on book burning.
Bangketa Republique is unenthusiastic about nude protesters.
I was a Spock baby. Babies today are apparently Ferber babies. Slate explains the difference.