In speech on National Heroes Day last Monday, Philippine President Aquino lambasted his critics for “becoming desperate” in their opposition to his campaign for good governance.
Oprah Winfrey has done it. So has Bill Gates. And Lady Gaga, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lopez, David Beckham, Joan Rivers, Justin Bieber (who did it twice) ... the list goes on and on.
Pope Francis's remarks on poverty, inequality and capitalism — most recently at his open air mass in Seoul — don't sit well with many conservatives and right-leaning libertarians. The Pope's remarks include criticism of growing economic inequality and a call to “hear the voice of the poor.”
As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) moves toward a single community by the end of next year, it is time to ponder if this family of ten could be a recipient of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama's call for a summit between President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resolve the issue of sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II should be given serious consideration by both the Korean and Japanese governments.
The 31st anniversary of the assassination of Philippine Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on Aug. 21 highlighted the glaring departures of President Aquino from the democratic legacies of his martyred father and late mother.
A dangerously close intercept of a U.S. Navy aircraft by a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea was an apparent demonstration of China's air power aimed at underlining the unyielding determination of Chinese President Xi Jinping's government to establish air supremacy in the region.
Pure evil is the best description of the Islamic State militants, who previously called themselves followers of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
2014/8/25, 3 Comments
The beheading of an American journalist by the militants of the self-proclaimed organization the Islamic State highlights once again the barbaric mindset that has become the hallmark of terror groups worldwide.
As of August, more than 8,000 elementary and secondary school teachers in Korea were waiting for their early retirement applications to be approved by education authorities across the country. The figure represents a five-fold increase from a year earlier.