Decided

IN MY HUMBLE view, only one candidate for high office prominently deserves election, and that is Leni Robredo. A former public attorney, Robredo stood with her husband, Jesse, in his inspiring yet tragically abbreviated career. She carried on and entered Congress, from which she was drafted by Mar Roxas to be his co-driver on the

Whirligig

THE SUPREME COURT seemed to be making up for lost time by releasing two controversial decisions in a single day. The first, ordering the COMELEC to issue printed receipts on election day, has alarmed that agency to a state of near-panic. I once believed that receipts were needed; but after hearing the concerns raised by

Lip-service

PERHAPS THE WEIRDEST thing on the news this week was Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to donate P1,000 to charity each time he threw a cuss word. In a tone of near-humility, Duterte told reporters how he visited the bishops of Davao who reprimanded him for his foul language and deficient values. Duterte said he accepted the

Boy with a horse shoe by Roma Valles

Honor

THE LTO TOLD US when we registered our car in February that we should pick up our new plates on May 26. That’s a 45-day wait for replacements we didn’t need and didn’t want. We had to shell out P450 for them anyway, plus another P50, supposedly for the sticker. What sticker? We don’t know,