‘Kamara de Taal’

January 21, 2020
Binabasa kasi ninyo ito, dear readers, ginaganap naman sa ‘Batangas Convention Center’ ang sesyon ng Kamara, na kauna-unahang sesyon ng Mababang Kapulungan ‘outside de kulambo,’ ehek, ‘outside of the halls of Congress,’ hehehe!

DPWH action sought

January 19, 2020
THE Office of the Ombusman is calling on Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar to implement its directive for the 6-month preventive suspension of the DPWH regional director for the Bicol region and 4 other regional officials the OMB issued nearly one year ago.

BoC Ecija raid yields over P1B in fake cigarettes

January 18, 2020
Enforcement Group deputy commissioner, Teddy Raval, citing a report from Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) director, Yogi Filemon Ruiz, reported to Comm. Rey Leonardo Guerrero that 20 Chinese nationals and 100 Filipino workers were also found and arrested inside a warehouse-turned-factory in the town of Cabiao during the operation.

It’s the ‘corrupt’ who must go

January 14, 2020
For as it turned out, the PNP remains among the most “unreformed” organizations in our bureaucracy despite repeated vows by its leadership, past and present, that they are “committed” to its continuing reform. Heck, they even came out with a “roadmap” the PNP is supposed to implement continuously and consistently since the time of Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

‘Counting days’ sa BoC?

January 13, 2020
BAGO ang lahat, muli nating binabati si NPC auditor Boying Abasola at NPC director, Alvin Murcia, sa kanilang magkasunod na pagdiriwang ng kaarawan noong nakaraang linggo. Ang “tanong” na lang: “kailan” kayo, “magpapauga,” hehehe! Happy birthday, mga “brod!”

Bongbong in 2022 run

January 10, 2020
Fielding questions from the media during the “Report to the Nation” media forum of the National Press Club, the namesake of his late father, former president Ferdinand Marcos, backtracked from his statement that he would be seeking a “national position,” citing the advice of former Senate President Manny Villar, that a candidate seeking a national office, especially the presidency, should not make an “early announcement” of his plan.

‘Kabayan ko, Kapatid ko’

January 09, 2020
MORE than 65,000 attendees flocked to the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan at the start of the new decade last January 5 for the relaunching of “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko”, a humanitarian activity of Filipino homegrown church Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) aimed at providing aid and assistance to various local communities.

‘Ala-chamba road to power’

January 09, 2020
REFLECTING much later on my ‘New Year courtesy call’ to my long-time friend, DILG secretary, Ed Año, last Monday, I realized that it was, thus far, the longest personal discussion we have had—about one hour—since we’ve known each other more than a decade ago.

Peace agreement can’t be above Constitution

January 08, 2020
DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Eduardo M. Año said the government is “willing” to demonstrate more “goodwill” gesture with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in order to create an atmosphere conducive to the signing of a peace agreement.