It took one son to disrupt our family’s lives

January 07, 2019
There was a time when harmony reigned in our compound since the 1950s when my parents were alive and well. And even after my father passed away on March 6, 1965, the unity in the family compound where the ancestral home once stood, we led a quiet life with my widowed mother whose ancestral home was made available to all the children, until the youngest Jose L. Morato convinced my mother and us way back in the 1970s that he would move in with his family, wife and children “to take care of my mother” and sold his house and lot nearby that my parents have given my five siblings.

Durable shelters

January 07, 2019
Addressing natural disasters and their consequences must not create another disaster in the form of disruption of other human activities like work or education.

Pagpapalipad ng lobo para kay Lolo

January 06, 2019
Sa isang press release sa pamamagitan ng email, ipinadala ng Public affairs Office ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 4-A ang pahayag ni Regional Executive Director Atty. Ipat Luna, ang panawagan sa mga lokal na pamahalaan na sakop ng naturang rehiyon ang isyu hinggil sa pagpapalipad ng lobo sa mga libing at iba pang mga event at party.

Rogue politicians

January 06, 2019
LIKE unscrupulous policemen, “rogue politicians,” many of them local government executives, are menace to society and tarnish the image of the Philippines in the international community.

National Time Consciousness Week

SA pagpasok ng bagong taon, dapat tayong sumunod sa pinaguutos ng Philippine Standard Time Act of 2013 o RA10535 (tayo po ang pangunahing may akda nuong 15th Congress) na ang unang linggo ng bawat taon ay tatawaging “National Time Consciousness Week” upang itanghal ang kahalagahan ng oras sa buhay ng tao.

Make plans, not resolutions

January 05, 2019
HAVE you noticed how we make New Year’s Resolutions on December 31, only to break them by January 3 and totally abandon them before the month is over? We need more than resolutions. We need a plan. The adage goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” This is especially important when it comes to your career and in light of hard times nowadays. Don’t leave your job to chance or even to your boss. Take responsibility in steering your career to where you want to go.

Piñol’s claims rebuffed by Villar

I am one with lawmakers and other concerned quarters who have rebuffed Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol for claiming that the National Food Authority (NFA) would be prevented from selling to the public rice at cheap prices with the inevitable enactment into law of the Rice Tariffication Bill.

More trash

January 05, 2019
In spite of all the guidelines, local ordinances, and reminders on how to dispose of garbage, especially the biodegradable and non-biodegradable, the New Year scenario for Metro Manila was one of a nightmare for environmentalists in these areas.

Albayalde, men deserve huge praise for job well done

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, General Oscar Albayalde and his men deserve all the praises they can get not only for immediately solving the case of murdered lawmaker Rodel Batocabe and his bodyguard in a record 12 days but most importantly, for seeing to it that there will be a major reduction in crimes nationwide last year apart from ensuring that the country will peacefully welcome 2019.

War on drugs

January 04, 2019
IN the past, shabu and other prohibited drugs used to bankroll political campaigns in this graft-prone Southeast Asian nation, which is still teeming with drug users, many of them youngsters.

‘Good work,’ Department of the Interior and Local Government-Philippine National Police!

Bagaman nga totoong marami pa ring ‘internal problem’ ang PNP, partikular na sa isyu ng korapsyon, ‘incompetence’ at mga ‘police scalawag’ at ‘Ninja cops’ na patuloy na sumisira sa mga isinusulong na reporma ng liderato ni Chief PNP Oca, hindi rin naman dapat isantabi ang magagandang ‘accomplishments’ ngayon ng PNP, tama ba kasamang Non Alquitran?