No Surprise

BY A VOTE of 261-18, the two Houses of Congress yesterday voted to extend the imposition of martial law over the entire island of Mindanao until December 31, 2017. I waded through most of the coverage, waiting to be persuaded that the extension was crucial. I wasn’t. WHY CONTINUE? I’m convinced that the persisting Maute-ISIS threat needs


I’M TRYING MY best, really I am, to give him the benefit of the doubt. I’m attempting fairness, you see. Perhaps Dutertenomics will work and jobs will be created. Perhaps his two-pronged China policy will disarm that bully and maybe, one day, he’ll lay claim to the Spratlys. His plan to build a subway might even be viable despite the west valley