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On the Call to Exempt Teachers’ Election Honoraria from Taxes

It goes without saying that I support such an appeal from our public school teachers. It is the least that the government can give them as incentive for the extra and thankless – yet patriotic – duty.

There is no time to lose for the agencies concerned to act on the matter. Our teachers who are going on election duty deserve no less.


The Facts, the Truth, and a Story

Speech before the United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines Summit, Siliman University, Dumaguete City

At the end of this summit of young leaders, let us all resolve, you and I, to bring back those days, when life was kinder, when public service meant exactly what it spells, when the basics were available to all. It is a tall order, but never has this country been short in supply of the talent needed to reverse what seem today to be irreversible.

And begin we must by the power of good example, whether we are leaders, or we will be in some not-too-distant future, the beneficiaries of such leadership. And I hope that each of the participants in this United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines summit would Believe, Innovate, Lead, Inspire and Build.

There is an Indian Proverb, which goes like this:  Continue reading “The Facts, the Truth, and a Story”