Discussions and debates about what to do with the oldest profession have been going on since Biblical times. And it seems whatever attempt was made to stop it always ended in failure. Like jueteng, it has always managed to crop up again, even in the most holy and religious places.
A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, former U.S. Marine Capt. Timothy Kudo thinks of himself as a killer — and he carries the guilt every day.
Colorado gave a lonely reception to marijuana when it became the second U.S. state to legalize the drug. Just as state officials planned. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday quietly removed the final barrier to legalization by declaring that an amendment passed by voters in November was officially part of the state constitution. He announced the move on Twitter and email after the fact. In response, a handful of marijuana activists celebrated by toking up on the Capitol steps, but there were no crowds and little fanfare.
With the fast-approaching dreaded date of Dec. 21, 2012, which the Mayan Calendar has predicted to be the end of the fifth and last Earth Cycle, there has been renewed interest around the world about what that date could mean to the fate of Planet Earth and its billions of inhabitants.
Running coach Rio dela Cruz, whose afro ’do has become the iconic image of the local running community, makes a stand against cigarettes and alcohol in the 6-km running event “Sin Tax Run 2012: Pinoy Runners Unite to Demand A Vote for Health, A Vote for Sin Tax Reform” on Dec. 16 at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.