Despite survey results showing public disapproval of Charter change and a term extension for President Aquino, Malacañang is not yet putting the issue to rest, saying it’s the voice of the people that should ultimately matter.
Even after getting the support of Malacañang, Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima would still be held accountable for his actions and face investigation over allegations into his lifestyle.
A LAW EACH DAY (KEEPS TROUBLE AWAY) By Jose C. Sison
October 3, 2014 - 12:00am
A person holding public office and rendering public service are subject to different sets of standards than other ordinary working people, professionals or employees. Foremost among these differences is the principle that “public office is a public trust”.
Last month we saw many video clips and photos of the so-called “ice bucket challenge” that started in the US to raise funds for research to cure ALS disease. It sent many copycats here in the Philippines into frenzy to also pour ice cubes and cold water over their heads.
I have always held the opinion that most people are easily forgotten, even by those who profess undying admiration and respect for them. All it takes is a decade or two of no mention and you’re not even history, you are forgotten.
As is the usual case with singers turned actors, Sarah Geronimo’s music career was shoved to the backseat to make way for films, product endorsements and television. Recording new songs was seen as an afterthought to be attended to when she was not that busy.
One night last week, we went to the CCP to watch a film written by Arthur Miller titled Death of a Salesman and found the place packed with people lining up for tickets. The film’s title sounded vaguely familiar, although we weren’t certain if we had watched it before.