This could be said of the announcement yesterday regarding the oil price rollback big oil companies were to implement, for if there is one thing worthwhile that they could do, it is to rollback their prices of fuel, not even to maintain status quo after having those series of price hikes in the past weeks and months.
As an extra-curricular activity, journalism is very much alive and active in school campuses throughout the country today, not just in colleges and universities, but also in elementary schools, both in public and private schools.
One weakness that we have, or shall we say offense, is that tendency to take things for granted. These include people, places, events, and many more.
Over the years, translators had preoccupied themselves with the pursuit for accuracy in making various texts available in other languages outside the source texts. To them, creating the exact equivalent of a text in a target language is the greatest challenge there is to face, the ultimate objective for them to attain.
To the majority of Filipinos, getting sick is something that they are never prepared for. They may be, perhaps mentally and physically depending on the kind of illness, but financially, they never are. Expenditures incurred due to ailments are never covered in their budgets, nor do they have savings in anticipation for these.
People touch their eyes for various reasons—to remove sticky motes, to wipe off dirt, to dry its dampness, to ease some pain, to address an itch, to make it look gorgeous, to yield to a mannerism, etc.
The heat of summer characterized by sunny days is a welcome phenomenon by rice farmers who need to dry their produce under the scorching sun before delivering the same to rice millers.
A man boarding a jeepney from San Jose to downtown Tacloban handed a one hundred peso bill for his fare. The person next to him took his money and had it passed on till it reached the driver who received it without saying a word.
Filipinos bear the trademark of having a good command of the English language here in Asia. Nice recognition, but we know this is just in general.
The continued exodus of our manpower to foreign soil in search of greener pastures is not at all devastating to our future as some doomsayers make it to appear. It’s advantageous in terms of material gains, evidenced by its vital role played in our economy.