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Better pill

All effective medicines leave unpleasant aftertaste. But this is a small price to pay to cure a pestering ailment in the human body or the body politic. There would also be an unintended side effect or collateral damage. That the…

Erap, Villar, dapat magtulungan na lang

“TRABAHO lang si Mayor (Erap).” Ito ang ‘standard reply’ sa atin, dear readers, ng mga pinagtitiwalaan ni Pangulong-Mayor Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada, sa tuwing tatanungin natin kung ano ang reaksyon ni ‘Boss Erap’ sa ginagawang paghahanda ng kampo ni ex-Senate Pres.…

We have yet to hear from Aiza Seguerra

Speaking before the Filipino community in Myanmar on Sunday, President Rodrigo Duterte, in unequivocal terms, stressed that marriage in the Philippines is between a man and a woman. While saying that he had nothing against members of the LGBT (lesbian,…

Good job, LTO and LTFRB!

PULUTONG na pagsaludo ang nais nating iparating kina Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Assistant Sec. Edgar Galvante at Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delgra. Madaling-araw pa lang kasi nitong Miyerkules ay binulaga na ng kanilang mga…

Pabigat na VP

MASWERTE talaga itong si Vice President Leni Robredo. Dahil sa maganda, hindi siya pinapatulan ni Digong kahit pa tinitira niya nang patalikod ang pangulo ng bansa. In fairness, gentleman naman talaga itong si President Rodrigo Duterte kaya kahit sa kabila…

Lawful processes

The most difficult but critical test of good corporate citizenship is the willful submission to lawful processes. This indicates that private corporations, like ordinary citizens, uphold the supremacy of duly established democratic government institutions. Indeed, companies and citizens are entitled…

Scientist decodes crop circles and finds alien messages

“Much pain but still time. Believe. There is good out there. Beware the bearers of false gifts and their broken promises. We oppose deception. Conduit closing.” A molecular biologist with a PhD in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology…

Palit-ulo ba o palit-Pangulo ang tunay na isyu?

LALONG lumubog si VP Leni sa paglalabas niya ng kanyang letter sa DILG na may petsang January 24, 2017 na nagdedetalye ng mga gusto niyang impormasyon sa resulta ng anti-drug war ng Duterte administration. Parang hinataw ng magkabarkadang Yolanda at…

Nagpagandang labandera ng maduduming labada ng bayan

NAPANOOD n’yo ba ang lima at kalahating minutong video ni Vice-President Leni Robredo, na ipinalabas noong March 15 sa United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs? Maganda ang dating ni VP sa video. Malinis ang ayos ng kanyang buhok, maputi ang…

BoC, kailangan ng sapat na pondo, modernong gamit

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Panahon na para bigyan ng Kongreso ng sapat na pondo ang Bureau of Customs para labanan ang ismagling. Sa totoo lang, ni isang bangka ay wala ang BoC. Ang masakit, BoC ang sinisisi kapag nagkalat sa merkado ang mga itinitindang…

Apprenticeship program

THERE’s now a snowballing move in the two-chamber Congress to reform the government’s apprenticeship program to address the worsening unemployment problem in the country. Many quarters, including the labor sector, concede that our lawmakers -- senators and congressmen -- need…

Turning 50 is getting to be a habit

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I JUST realized it now that it has become a habit for me to turn 50 years old every year. After all, I have been doing it for the last 12 years already. And so to mark this historical event…

‘Organized’ anarchy was bound to happen

Insights.xlr8 It’s a tough challenge for the Duterte administration. And it’s interesting how it resolves an embarrassing standoff in Bulacan where hundreds of families led by the urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) won’t budge from the housing…

Generals need to do their best while still in office

Crame files DURING the oath taking of my good friends, newly-promoted Police Director Edwin Roque and Chief Superintendent Ringo Licup, one famous quote entered my mind shortly after PNP chief, Gen. Ronald ‘Bato’ de la Rosa exhorted the two and…

Are you ready for a Koko Pimentel presidency?

‘Impeachment’ seems to be a fad these days, in so far as politics in this country is concerned. Last week, Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with alleged thousands of drug-related…
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