THE Holy Week is a time for reflection and prayers, we learned this since we were kids from the parish priest in the barangay. But time changes and the week of holy days to some is now a vacation week of fun away from home.
Without looking up from my new game, I calmly replied that I would do anything for her, but my upbringing and the education she and Dad paid for unfortunately did not include "How to Catch a Tiny Mouse."
HOW well does the government respond to complaints about public officials or services? Not well, at all. That was how an international organization rated the Philippines in the Open Government Index 2015.
But the most telling sign of hell was in the aftermath of the Mamasapano incident. The deaths of 44 elite special forces unraveled before our eyes our national leaders who want to blame anyone but themselves.
THE long-entrenched practice of many Filipino Catholics to visit seven churches during the Holy Week has now been replaced by the more practical practice of going on vacation during the longest working holiday in the country.