EDITORIALS – CARTOONS: MANILA – Enough is enough

Enough is enough
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SINGAPORE’S The Straits Times

The Straits Times says

Phone distractions a recipe for accidents

The case of a woman who was hit by a taxi while looking at her mobile phone and walking across a road has drawn attention again to the dangers of being distracted by personal communication devices when using public thoroughfares. She is lucky to have survived the accident. Still, distracted road use is a reality that pedestrians ignore at their peril. Of course, a greater danger is the use of phones while driving, but that attracts the weight of the law and is seen clearly by citizens as a threat to public safety. Unfortunately, the same opprobrium does not apply to pedestrians who endanger themselves and others by talking, texting, checking messages, watching videos or playing mobile games when they should be looking out for traffic. Their disregard for responsible road behaviour also sets a bad example for others, particular the young, and is a bad influence on children – especially if parents are the culprits.

Logically, pedestrians should but do not look to the left and the right before they cross, as they are supposed to do, because many are glued to their phones. This not only shrinks their field of vision but also delays their reaction time to traffic movements. Even a fraction of a second can make a difference between safety and unexpected disaster.

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE:    https://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/st-editorial/phone-distractions-a-recipe-for-accidents

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THAILAND’S BANGKOK POST

EDITORIAL – COLUMN – OPINION:

‘Unity’ govt a non-starter

Some analysts believe that Thai politics is moving towards deadlock as two major political camps, namely the pro-military Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) and Pheu Thai Party, fiercely compete for a chance…

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TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE:   https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1661776/unity-govt-a-non-starter

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PHILIPPINES’ EDITORIAL CARTOONS:

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MANILA STANDARD

> Enough is enough

MANILA TIMES

< FAKE NEWS

 

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THE INQUIRER

> .Critical power situation

PHILSTAR

> Emergency response

 

PILIPINO STAR NGAYON

> Daming ‘nene’na nabubuntis ngayon

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