WHENEVER MY PARENTS shared their stories of the Japanese occupation of Manila, I listened intently and with fascination because their experiences were so far removed from my own. My Mom told of how two of her sisters died of starvation because all their family had to eat was raw eggs topped on boiled rice. To

Short Memories

WHAT WAS Speaker Belmonte thinking? Happily, he didn’t have the numbers and his pet bill, the “economic cha-cha,” is now dead in the water – thank goodness for that. It was a dubious attempt to get 7 constitutional provisions amended to enlarge foreign ownership of local businesses and natural resources, supposedly to supercharge our economy