Journalists and individuals who are critical of those in power tend to be the primary targets of both state and other groups with resources and the means because threats and attacks are intended to scare them, if not stop them altogether in their tracks.
Category: Letter to the Editor
Manila Police planted drug in trunk of my car
On my way home today at around 8:15 pm, as soon as I took a right turn from star gate towards old terminal, a policeman signaled me to stop.
We need a strong Philippine currency!
Today’s leaders have critics and supporters, detractors and loyalists. The rich still get richer and the poor not just poorer but have grown in numbers. Thanks to a sustained growth in population and growing dollar remittances from OFWs, the government is able to use percentages to be able to show percentile improvements in economic indicators. […]
Chinese Military Operatives in Manila?
I know it’s all saber-rattling, ahh flag hoisting in the open seas.
LABOR demands Turnbull reverse sneak attack on hardworking migrant families
Labor has called on the Turnbull Government to reverse its unfair changes to Assurance of Support requirements. These unfair changes were recently introduced in the dead of night, without any community consultation.
PM wants to sack 2,000 nurses from public hospitals
If someone said we should sack more than 2,000 nurses a year from our public hospitals, I’d tell them they’re dreaming. Yet that’s what Malcolm Turnbull is essentially doing to our public hospitals. He’s cutting the equivalent of 2000 nurses a year from 2017-2019.
Letter to the Editor: Duterte is a violator of human rights
Du30 is truly a danger to the country’s fragile democracy, encouraging wholesale violations of human and civil rights, the killings of suspected drug users or pushers being the most flagrant example; threatening impeachment of those officials who criticize him. He seems to really get infuriated when the critic is a woman. He allowed the burial […]
My Response to Ms Prima West of SAFSI
This is my rejoinder to Ms Prima West’s response to my article “SAFSI PRESIDENT PRIMA WEST REFUSES TO PERFORM HER ROLE,” [which was] published in the July issue of your much acclaimed publication.
Present Day Pieta
I am not embarrassed to say that I cried in a restaurant in Makati where I was having breakfast when I saw the Philippine Daily Inquirer Sunday edition with that front page photo [of a present day Pieta]. I have not been so moved by a photo in years. I could see the love, anguish, […]
Response to Ms Aida Morden by Prima West
I refer to the article written by Aida Morden in your July issue regarding alleged issues within SAFSI (Sydney Australian Filipino Seniors Inc). Ms. Morden has chosen to label me “confused” and “ill-advised” for my refusal to meet with her.
Australians Visit a Muslim Open Day by David Shreeve
I have never been an “in your face” guy about political or any religious concerns , and have a truly great love of our beautiful country Australia, with all her natural beauty and easy civilian and community ways. Recently, Della plus 3 other mature adults, one a 73-year-old German National whom I had never met, […]
I don’t like President Duterte
I hate Duterte’s arrogance so much — banning journalists from private networks to cover his activities, shouting expletives in his speeches, disrespecting the Catholic Church, and worst of all — giving the public a license to kill “criminals”!