UNderstanding what is happening in our country and around the word!
February 2, 2013
- Field trip Safety<
A student died on a field trip because a tour bus slide downwards pinning and killing the poor student.
See mb.com.ph: deped urged to ban field trips after freak accident kills coed. The father of the victim asked the Department of Education to ban field trips because of the accident and if the field trip is not part of the curriculum.
Our hearts go out to the dead victim and to his parents, and classmates. Here is a photo from Facebook:
We ask tour operators to check the condition of their buses, especially the brakes. It should be made to pay for part of the expenses incurred by the parents. We also ask the Department of Education to delve into the matter.
- A murder in prison made to look like suicide?
Dennis Aranas , the confessed lookout in the murder of environmentalist and journalist broadcaster Dr. Gerry Ortega may not have died of hanging as earlier concluded by our Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. Suspicions were raised after the family of the dead witness observed contusions over the body of the prisoner. The supposed masterminds of the murder of Dr. Ortega were brothers Palawan governor Joel Reyes and Coron Mayor Mario Reyes. We ask Secretary de Lima to be patient always and not to preempt any future investigations. It looks like it does NOT pay to be a witness in the PHilippines! We hope that justce will be given to the "murdered" suicide and the late Dr. Ortega.
- PH asking Japan for 110 million USD for ten patrol vessels
It is a fact that the Philippine government sold the vast Fort Bonifacio to raise funds for modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The government has failed to do so and is in fact "begging" Japan ar the multimillion loan to buy ten patrol boats for coastal defense. Our DFA, thru its spokesman said the plan was not intended to strengthen its position in the dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea islands , the Spratly IslandS.
We consider this explanation sily since the Philippines has the right to defend itself and to monitor maritime resources. The Philippines does not need to justify any purchase of military assets, unless we are bothering or bullying our neighbors which the superpower China is doing.