PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte himself acknowledged the role of media—particularly the Inquirer—by way of a tribute to its editor in chief Letty Jimenez Magsanoc (“LJM”) when she passed away.
MALACAÑANG’S directive to “downplay” President Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (Sona) in a memo asking guests “not to wear long gowns” as “it will not be a fashion show” was met with approval by a nation that has largely been turned off by the display of pomp and bling at the annual speech of the Chief Executive.
I met this guy while I was waiting in line at a 7-11 in Tokyo. I didn’t even notice him. It was only when I greeted a friend in Tagalog that he smiled at me and remarked that he didn’t know I was Filipino. He thought I was Japanese, while I thought he was a tourist because of his mestizo looks.
IT IS hot and humid in Atlanta. But it’s always cool and comfy in my sister’s house. Outside it’s another story. There have been warnings issued for pets, babies and the elderly (in that order) to stay indoors.