When I was 12, one of my parents’ hired laborers cornered me inside our bodega. He grabbed me from behind and pressed his erection into my back. He groped my breasts and asked, “O ano?” I ran away from him, silent. Am I angry at this man?
As though chasing after the truth and reporting on the odious acts of a government weren’t difficult enough, Filipino journalists must now face a new breed of foes: legal monstrosities which clawed out of some absurd invisible cauldron.
The Board of Regents, in its meeting this morning, appointed the following faculty members as deans of their academic units: Arminda V. Santiago (College of Mass Communication), Francis Carlos B. Diaz (College of Human Kinetics), Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete (College of Arts and Letters; renewed appointment), and Hussein Lidasan (School of Urban and Regional Planning). The BOR deferred the appointment of a dean for the Asian Center.
The Duterte administration must cease using legislative agenda as public entertainment and political leverage. It must redirect its efforts towards stronger implementation of existing laws. Its recent posture in the name of law and order cannot replace missing economic shields, selective justice, and an inclination towards distracting the Filipino people from the country’s real problems.
The House of Representatives, voting 146-34, passes House Bill No. 8858 on Third and Final Reading. The proposed measure lowers the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 12 years old.