TODAY'S OPINION HEADLINES

JESSICA ZAFRA | Let's pay tribute to our teachers 08-Jun-15, 2:42 PM | JESSICA ZAFRA

EDITORIAL | The Parable of the Rohingyas 20-May-15, 2:24 PM | InterAksyon.com

COCKTALES | Ayala raises condo prices by 18%, offers penthouse for P235M 12:27 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Ayala raises condo prices by 18%, offers penthouse for P235MBarely a year after its 1,400-square meter yet-to-be-built penthouse at the Fort was snapped for P200 million, Ayala Land is pushing the envelope further by offering a neighboring penthouse for, hold on to your seat, P235 million.

MEL STA. MARIA | Deactivation as a voter simply for 'No Bio' repulsive to Constitution 12:03 pm | MEL STA. MARIA MEL STA. MARIA | Deactivation  as a voter simply for \The right to vote is a human right. Sec. 21 of the Universal Declaration of Humans Rights which the Philippines signed provides that “everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.” Deactivation under RA 10367 destroys this.

OPINION| 'Laudato Si': Unforgiving pope is right on money 7:55 am | Edward Hadas, Reuters OPINION| \Justice, as the pope says, requires unceasing attention to 'both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.' Some debts last forever.

JESSICA ZAFRA | CCP's Virgin Labfest XI: Fast-talking stutterers, dumb scientists, lovelorn teachers 1:19 pm | Jessica Zafra JESSICA ZAFRA | CCP\The 11th edition of Virgin Labfest, the Cultural Center of the Philippines' showcase of 'untried, untested, unstaged plays' is called 'Sariwa' - a cheeky reference to the 'bold' movies no one makes anymore. We take a peek.

COCKTALES | Collapse of GMA deal hangs P1-B question mark over Ramon Ang; Gozon meets Globe 2:44 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Collapse of GMA deal hangs P1-B question mark over Ramon Ang; Gozon meets GlobeDespite weeks of media speculation that the deal was no longer pushing through, RSA sounded hurt, and caught off-guard, by the GMA announcement.

OPINION | Death in Charleston: The unheeded lessons of America's racial past 11:39 am | Peniel E. Joseph, Reuters OPINION | Death in Charleston: The unheeded lessons of America\America continues to embrace denial as a cure to the persistence - and at times growth - of national racial inequality. The nation is, it seems, caught in a perpetual feedback loop - destined to repeat the tragic, unheeded lessons of a racial past that we refuse to acknowledge exists in our present.

MEL STA.MARIA | Comelec's 'No Bio, No Boto' repugnant and unconstitutional 7:26 am | MEL STA.MARIA MEL STA.MARIA | Comelec\Requiring validation via biometric is a modern way to enhance cleanliness in election and registered voters can be required to undergo it. But to provide 'deactivation' as punishment for non-compliance is an overkill, repulsive to what participatory-democracy is all about.

MARIE YUVIENCO | Who wants to be a journalist? Or why the Sotto law isn't much of a shield 4:10 pm | Marie Yuvienco MARIE YUVIENCO | Who wants to be a journalist? Or why the Sotto law isn\As a lifeline, R.A. No. 53 is ineffectual. The Shield Law may justify reporters' silence on the identity of their sources but it will not shield them from the repercussions of their silence.

COCKTALES | Game of Tans: Lucio consolidates empire - retires brother, cuts power of son-in-law 10:08 am | Victor Agustin COCKTALES | Game of Tans: Lucio consolidates empire - retires brother, cuts power of son-in-lawLucio Tan is now 81 but instead of slowing down and devolving power, the taipan is tightening control over his sprawling empire even more.

The Valley Fault System Atlas: Little things can make a big difference 10:54 am | Titon Mitra, UNDP The Valley Fault System Atlas: Little things can make a big differenceWith Phivolcs' Valley Fault System Atlas, we have the means now to adopt 'no regrets' measures. Earthquakes in themselves do not kill people. Poor planning, inadequate preparedness and the lack of application of building standards do.

OPINION | Back to Viet ... err, no, Iraq 9:44 am | Peter Van Buren, Reuter OPINION | Back to Viet ... err, no, IraqMore troops, more bases, more forward-leaning roles, all operating at times against the will of a host government the United States appears to have lost patience with. The bright light of victory is years down a long tunnel. We’ve seen this before. It was Vietnam.

COCKTALES | Despite absolute control, RSA, Iñigo Zobel solicit proxies for Top Frontier 4:30 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Despite absolute control, RSA, Iñigo Zobel solicit proxies for Top FrontierSan Miguel vice chairman Iñigo Zobel and president Ramon S. Ang are soliciting proxies for their management group that controls Top Frontier Investment Holdings, the listed investment company that in turn controls the San Miguel conglomerate.

FREEDOM DAY SPEECH | People will continue reforms we began 3:18 pm | President Benigno S. Aquino III FREEDOM DAY SPEECH | People will continue reforms we beganIn Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, the President noted how, despite being located in separate islands, the leading lights of the nationalist movement eventually moved in unison between 1896 and 1898 to defeat the colonizers and establish the Philippine Republic. Unity for progress is still possible, he says.