Philippine Asian News Today Vol 20 No 16 - Page 9

August 16 - 31, 2018 IMMIGRATION PHILIPPINE ASIAN NEWS TODAY durianrepublic SHORTCUTS by JJ Atencio Honestly, it’s getting harder and harder to write essays about Philippine politics when I’m running out of good things to say about the state of nation. As my sainted mother always reminded me, “Try not to criticise; and if you can’t say something positive, better to just shut up.” So let me try this instead: some short thoughts, snippets or one-liners that I hope capture the essence of some of the ideas I’ve been thinking about recently. -@- People often argue that the presidency is God’s will, quoting that Latin phrase “Vox Populi, Vox Dei.” The voice of the people is the voice of God. Unfortunately, the phrase is neither religious or biblical. Nowhere in Christian teachings do you find this phrase. The phrase was first used in England in s2FFRbFRvpƗF6'Gw&Fw2FBFƶV@&WBrF26VB&RvfW&VB6FBF&6R2Fr&P'WBƗF67FFVVBФ( fRv2v&VBגg&VG2@FWV7BFV6g&FR&W6FVBआRfRBV'BBFP&W7BbFVF2'WBR2FFVvFvfW&VB'W&VV7&7F@2&vVǒ7Ffb&'VB6''WBv2B2Bv2GGVV@FvW"WfV2b&GV7FfGФv2vF琦F֖7G&FFB6W2rWfVF2RFN( 2&V6W6RfPWV7FF2B6FpvBFRvfW&VBFW22vr6w&VBFR&BFw2FWF"VvV7BFF2W7B"f"FP6W'6RФV&BF&VvFRw&WfPFBRbFR"&V62f Vv6FrE$"v6&FƗ6W0"FW2WBF6VFfW27&70FR&&B2FB"V6֖0RWF&GBVvVFǒvV@Fg&VR'FF2v'F2G&ƖW62'WBǒW'FVBG&Ɩ6vW&RFBFR&6RbFg&VP'G2VBWХFR&W6FVB&V֖G2R`GW&6VǒBgVv"FPWG6FR'WB7&VגBF7FVgVFR6FRRVFW"fR"FPfV6R6GFW'2&&V2PVVBBbfV6R6GFW'2FVWFPGv62g&FV&rV6FW 'BBFR6VG'2vRФ2vR6VV'&FRFW&W06F&B6W'f6W0f&W2&f6W2g&'&F66V&FF&fRfV@FV"f&RFVG3@FRvFƗ7B6FVW2Fw&rVV&V22fVFVW'2fPVFvVBFV:\:&V2खvVrF&w&Wb֖7FW'2BFV f֖ƖW2vW&RrFRf'7B0fVFVW'27&72FRFFFFR&BV&ƖW"F2vVV( FP6VFW v0fW'vVVBvFFRV&W"`֖7FW'2v'&fVBFF( 6@'&FW"6FW6F2F7G&7@֖7FW"bFRvW67&7F𢄔26w&VvF26VG&6Fv6rFR7B`FV"'F6FW7Bg&FPRWfVBvVr( F2FFRvVp&@6VG&R&PFVG2fR&VG&VV6WBF66FFRFRw&vp'F6Fb2fVFVW'0F&VvWBFRvVV( Ф&V6W6R7B6F2`6F&B6W'f6W2fP6VVvVW&W2&W76RFFV 6f"F'2V&W'2bFP6W&6v6FVRFFFP&BF&VvWB6WFV&W"FRBVff'Bb0V&W'27&726F2PbFW&F6v0bFR>( 2666f2&w&0VBF7G&VwFVFR&@&WGvVVFR6w&VvF2`FR6W&6b6&7BBFP6VFW2v6FW6W'fRWG&V6&V7G2bFP2fR&VBW2FR0&V6VBG2GFfW'6'BV"r6VV'&FbG0SFfW'6'FRvW7BधVǒ#r#6VV'&FrbЦ6VGW'b֗762&WBFPƗR&&FW'26w&VvF0v&R&rFR֖W7FR'6FVrvFB&7FW&rG0v&VF&&W6V6RVǒ#wFVFF( 0vWfV'&FvRv2ƗBw&VVvFRB&VBF6V&FPFRvW67&7F( 2GFV"220&WBFRvW67&7F𢄔2"6W&6b6&7@FRvW67&7F2"6W&6b6&7B2v&6&7F6W&6FBWG0&&R&6VB6&7FFV6w2गBF26w&VvF2@֗762C26VG&W2@FW'&F&W2BG2V&W'6667G2b32WF2w&W0BFƗFW2FR26FVW2FgVfG2VFvRb6&rFRv7VBWFVFrVFFR&W7@bG2&ƗGF7G&VwFVFP&B&WGvVVFR6w&VvF0bFR6W&6b6&7B@FR6VFW2v6FW6W'fR( 2F&VvB@6W'f6W2&FrVGV6F66V6֖0vV&VrVf&VFv&VW72@VF&fVVBF20FRvFFRVb6vfW&VG2B6VGW7F&Ɨ6VG2F&VvFR@f"VG&w&bFPfVƗeҒfVFFB6FRv&GvFRfVFVW f&6RbFR2vfr&V7BuurĕT4Uu5DD4ФF&VƗ6VBRFsW W&W2fRw&VB֖G2'&fRV'G0BfRf"6VG'6FVWFW&RvƖrFFRf"FRFW&B'WBbFVW6WFfPfVWBb6w&VFW72gFW"7FG0Vg&GFB2vvR6&Rw&VBW&W2Ф( ǒ&WF&VBrg&FPƗ7FVBW6r6W6VBF&P4Tb'WBfBח6Vb'W6W"pFgV'WB&WF&VB7GVǐV( &RF&^( "W7B6vrF&W2