What now, Senate?

DESPITE “warning” from House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano that the Senate would be holding an “illegal hearing” (and therefore, “unconstitutional”) as regards the pending franchise bills of private media company, ABS-CBN, the Upper Chamber went ahead with it yesterday.

‘Political butterflies’

February 24, 2020
THE Philippines, a graft-prone and an impoverished Southeast Asian nation of election-crazy people, is teeming with “political butterflies” or “balimbings,” who readily change party affiliations.

BPI steps up bayanihan for Taal

February 23, 2020
IN the aftermath of Taal’s eruption last month, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) immediately responded by distributing relief goods to roughly 3,000 individuals (500 families). But even as displaced Taal families have started to return home, BPI does not intend to let up on its Bayanihan efforts. “Beyond emergency relief operations, BPI wants to help build something lasting, something that will greatly impact the communities affected by the calamity for the long term,” BPI President/CEO Cesar P. Consing said.

Protected areas

February 23, 2020
THE destruction of the remaining forest lands, including watersheds, is something that cannot be ignored by the country’s lawmakers – senators and congressmen - and the rest of the people.


February 22, 2020
KADA taon magmula pa noong 1999, ang Pebrero 21 ay ginugunita bilang United Nations Mother Language Day upang itanghal ang kahalagahan ng bawat wika at ang pagkakaiba-iba ng mga tao sa buong daigdig. Ang tema para sa 2020 ay “Languages without borders” o “Mga Wikang walang bakod” sapagkat walang pader o bakod na makapipigil sa paglaganap at paggalaw ng wika.

‘Pastillas’ bribery scheme

February 22, 2020
“I have personally witnessed various illegal transactions over the years involving the extortion of money in exchange for unimpeded passage through the Philippines whether leaving or entering our country,” said Chiong.