TODAY, about 1.25 billion people smoke cigarettes, and one billion deaths from tobacco-related illness are expected this century, 10 times more compared to the toll in the 20th century.

THE Supreme Court last week handed the Aquino Administration a legal drubbing when it declared in a 10-5 vote as unconstitutional the highly-touted Truth Commission headed by former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr.


I was initiated to the much protested body x-ray scanning machine at the San Diego Airport during the Thanksgiving weekend. (FR headline, Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2010). The x-ray machine was not in use at Newark Liberty International Airport when my son and I left last week for San Diego where we spent the holiday with my children.


THE headline in the Filipino Reporter’s issue of Nov. 5-11, 2010 captioned: “UN unit rips R.P. gov’t as violator of rape code” appears confusing to laymen who are not familiar with the Philippine law on rape.

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