Editorial: Paying Euro Debt with Drachma Bills
by The LaSallian
Editorial // March 28, 2012

It is high time they start paying. All the mechanisms are in place and all the stakeholders will again have to decide on which sovereign beliefs to bail out for another year. But the question is, do these parties have what it takes? Are they too full of debt to save? Or will giving them…

Editorial: Let us just hope they do a better job
by The LaSallian
Editorial // February 28, 2012

The Aquino administration recently announced its strategy in spurring growth and investment in the country. The national government will spend more than P180 billion ($4.15 billion) for infrastructure projects, 25.6 percent higher than the 2011 allocation. All the infrastructure projects are collectively referred to as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). According to the PPP website, a…

Editorial: Straightening out
by The LaSallian
Editorial // January 25, 2012

On Jan. 16, Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona will be tried by the Senate, under the prosecution of the House of Representatives. He will be tried on account of eight charges, of which the more crucial include mainly betrayal of the public trust through his failure to disclose his statement of assets, liabilities and…

Editorial: Miles from conviction
by The LaSallian
Editorial // January 8, 2012

On the night of Nov. 15, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) and her entourage were preparing to leave the country to seek medical treatment for her hypoparathyroidism and bone mineral disorder in four countries—Singapore, Germany, Spain and Italy. After persistent efforts to catch the last flight out to Singapore, PGMA was left with no…

Editorial: Occupying what?
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 29, 2011

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is trying to occupy the world. The movement wants to address an unfair global economy, and how the one percent of the world’s population, the rich, is shaping and writing the rules of the global economy.  Hence the popular slogan, “We are the 99 percent.” According to the website occupywallst.org, the…

Editorial: Looking good
by The LaSallian
Editorial // September 25, 2011

Public Relations (PR) holds an important role in any government. It ensures that the government functions are stabilized especially when long-run policies are being planned. Good PR is important for any president because it will ensure that his or her presidency will run smoothly. Moreover, PR, a good one, creates a stable environment for policies….

Editorial: Who’s under arrest now?
by The LaSallian
Editorial // January 23, 2011

The German Science of Police tells us that a policeman has both an economic and social duty. Apart from ensuring the enforcement of the law, the policemen in the old Western culture answered to health concerns, urban planning and vigilance in the market; policemen then were tasked to empower the population. Civilians back then were…

Editorial: Harvest of awards
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 21, 2010

The famous psychologist BF Skinner believes that one of the obstacles in behavior development is lack of positive reinforcement, or the act of increasing the reward immediately after a response to also increase its frequency in the future. This is applied with dogs—increasing their treats as they learn their tricks. This is also applied in…

Editorial: The price tag of good education
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 5, 2010

The Department of Education (DepEd) announced, Oct. 5, the administration’s plan to implement a 12-year basic education cycle, the Kinder plus twelve (K+12) program. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Philippines is the only country with a 10-year cycle. Hence, the K+12 program will keep the Philippine education consistent…

Editorial: Responsibility and Reason
by The LaSallian
Editorial // September 15, 2010

In front of a burning house, a group of people will be found carrying pails of water in an effort to put off the fire. Unfortunately, not far will be a group larger than the former, already speculating who started the fire. It has been a habit among us Filipinos to point fingers before trying…