LIKE a choir that did not rehearse but sang the same notes, Pope Francis, former U.S. State Secretary Madeleine Albright and Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo, made recent public statements on how to preserve democracy and make life and governance in our world better, peaceful, free and efficient.


Vice President Leni Robredo.  (File photo)


“Gun control,” according to Britannica.com, refers to any “legal measure intended to prevent or restrict the possession or use of guns, particularly firearms. In most developed countries, gun control is strict and uncontroversial. In others, it is a hot political issue, pitting those who regard it as necessary for public safety against those who view it as a dangerous infringement of personal liberty.”


Fil-Am philanthropist and community leader Loida Nicolas Lewis.  (Velzon Hizon Velez Photography)


IN the Philippines these days under President Duterte, it has become apparent that if you are a critic of the administration, you may be accused of being a destabilizer or a communist or working in conspiracy to oust the President.

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