Balanced news, fearless views. What an appropriate newspaper motto to appear alongside the brave declaration by the new Philippines President-in-waiting Benino "Noynoy" Aquino.
Aquino, 50, brushed aside calls from health groups that quitting smoking would set a good example for the country, reports the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “People knew when I ran for president that I smoke,” Aquino said in reply to a nongovernmental organization who had asked him to be its antismoking poster boy. “So as long as I don’t violate any laws and I don’t disturb anyone [I should be free to smoke]. This is one of my few remaining freedoms,” he said.
Oh that that secret smoker in the United States White House had the courage of his convictions!