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Nordis editorials, publishers’ notes

EDITORIAL | Justice blind or “blindfolded”?

Concerned citizens also see the Sandigan Bayan’s recent ruling on the case vs. Madam Marcos, as described by Representative Antonio Tinio, “The decision is too little, too late, or that much of the massive ill-gotten wealth remains in the hands of the Marcoses. Nevertheless, a guilty verdict is a guilty verdict. . . . It gives us a taste of justice.

EDITORIAL | Are we a democracy or a dictatorship?

The country first before any self serving interests to enrich individuals or business conglomerates against supporting public interests for health, education, safety, food security, etc. Let us go for governance for the people, of the people and by the people – democracy, not for another local or national or wanna be tyrant, or dictatorship.

EDITORIAL | Here comes the circus

Before the election campaign period, scrutinize who are principled, trusted and your kind of candidates, choose well and share what you know about them with family and friends. Talk about it and listen to other insights. It is not responsible to choose on the basis of money, gifts, threats or favors given to you. Choose intelligently on the basis of the candidates’ ability and heart to serve the people, to serve the community, to serve the country.

Editorial: Soundbytes and the blame game

On the disaster left by Ompong in northern luzon and in the Visayas that was drenched too by the torrential rains that the typhoon pulled along its way across the islands. As of today the Cordillera reports 83 deaths mostly in Benguet province and from Cebu 14 dead. The President and his “men” made the rounds of the disaster battered town centers in the north and also in the Visayas.

Editorial: Faces of disaster

Disaster is briefly defined as a calamity, or a catastrophe, even described as a misfortune. And it seems to be happening too often in the Filipino life nowadays. Here north of the country, Benguet Province farmers were just recovering from too much inundation from almost three months of rain and then Typhoon Ompong rages thru. When farmers have recovered from a devastation like this on their own, it is said to be due to the resilience of the people or simply the ability to bounce back.

Editorial: Sowing fear is what terrorists do

Sowing fear is basically also what bullies do to their victims to get what they want. Some may remember the bullies in their school days who were hungry for recognition. It was important for them to control the class so they bully their classmates with threats of a fist fight, name calling, constant harassment and even run away with their victims’ “baon”.

Editorial: Even War has its limits

Lifting from the website of the Legal Information Institute (LII), Cornell Law School, it was August when the “Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of August 12, 1949” was ratified by several countries in addition to the Geneva Convention that was adopted in 1864.

Editorial: Prisoners of Conscience

Political prisoners, are people who are persecuted and imprisoned for their beliefs usually critical of their government. In the country today Karapatan, the Alliance For The Advancement Of People’s Rights in the Philippines, keeps tab of those whose human rights are violated or simply those victimized by government and the violence of the armed forces because they can no longer tolerate the multi forms of graft and corruption in government. As of March this year the tabulation of political prisoners show there are a total of 503 political prisoners in the different jails all over the country. 38 are elderly, 45 are women, 118 are sickly, 6 are NDFP staff or consultants, 173 were arrested under Duterte, there are 8 imprisoned in the Cordillera region.

Editorial: A travesty to Press Freedom

“there can be no press freedom if journalists exist in conditions of corruption, poverty or fear.” ~ NUJP
(In this issue with some added notes is the statement of the NUJP-BB adopted as this week’s Editorial. ed.)

Editoryal: Estado a tirania

Inton Hulio 23, ni Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte, ti maika-16 a presidente ti Republika ti Pilipinas, ket irakurakna ti maikatlo a State of the Nation Address (SONA). Nagtugaw isuna a presidente babaen iti karina a “change is coming” wenno “umayen ti panagbalbaliw,” ti sigud a mayor ti Siudad ti Davao ket nagtungpal iti karina. Nabaelan ken pinakarona pay ketdi ti parikut ti gimong. Dimteng ngarud ti panagbalbaliw, ngem manipud iti dakes agturong iti nadakdakes pay.