Marichu A. Villanueva
Marichu A. Villanueva
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‘12 scams of Christmas’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 8, 2023 - 12:00am
From “12 scams of Christmas,” surely this would further evolve into more sophisticated but other much sinister cyber frauds.
Copycat terrorists
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 6, 2023 - 12:00am
It was saddening, not just disheartening, to realize terrorism remains deeply rooted in our country.
Shotgun aim at TikTok
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 4, 2023 - 12:00am
The relationship between national security interests and technology has never been more complex than in our present digital age.
Why digital reforms gather dusts
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Thus, the agency stands to lose about P37 to P38 billion this year if the same number of vehicles remains unregistered.
More risks than ease to do business in the Phl
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 29, 2023 - 12:00am
There is no dearth of proposed legislations that were pushed in Congresses past to promote “ease of doing business” in the Philippines. In fact and in truth, many of these measures have been approved...
Proof to ICC: De Lima case
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 27, 2023 - 12:00am
The recent release from a police detention center of former Senator Leila de Lima could not come at the most opportune time.
‘Politics, politics, politics’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 24, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s all about “politics, politics, politics.” In one word repeated thrice over, former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque deplored what he believes were political maneuvers taking place this...
Speed travel at 21 kph
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 22, 2023 - 12:00am
The brouhaha over the EDSA Bus Carousel ended in the dramatic suspension of its designated chief implementer, retired Navy Colonel Edison “Bong” Nebrija.
The Star ‘legacy’ dream
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 20, 2023 - 12:00am
It is a great relief to all of us residing in southern Metro Manila when our newspaper The Philippine Star moved over to the Amvel compound in Barangay San Dionisio in Sucat, Paranaque City.
Risks on the road, hazards of the job
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 17, 2023 - 12:00am
It is really bound to happen. With stiffer, higher fines and penalties, motorists would always try to dodge and outwit enforcers just to pass through the moving lane along the busway carousel at EDSA rather than...
Creating wealth
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 15, 2023 - 12:00am
After its initial start got suspended, the stage is now set for the much-vaunted Maharlika Investment Fund to finally take off.
Hushed talks
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Other than the official statement released by Malacañang Palace, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste supposedly strongly backed the Philippine position to adhere to the rules-based international laws and...
A country of coup rumors
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 10, 2023 - 12:00am
For someone whose political clan went through the bitter experience of military-led power grab, Senator Jinggoy Estrada would not wish any new attempt of coup d’ etat to remove again by force a democratically...
Dead air
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Juan “Johnny Walker” Jumalon, 57, died instantly from two gunshots to the head while airing a live radio program from Calamba, Misamis Occidental early Sunday morning. Jumalon had his own radio station,...
Criminals and politicians
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 6, 2023 - 12:00am
Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo revealed plans to initiate a national summit of the Judiciary and the Executive Branches of the government to try solving the congestion problem in many local jails...
‘Ghost’ voters and sore losers
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Except with the few isolated violent incidents that erupted in areas that were earlier declared as “hot spots” of contest among candidates, the just concluded barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections...
From ‘bongbong’ rockets to smart drones
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Three months after being promoted as Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff, it was only last week that Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. officially took his oath before his Commander-in-Chief, President Ferdinand “Bongbong”...
Wake up call to DOH
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 30, 2023 - 12:00am
As of last week’s count, the Department of Health reported there have been more than 150,000 cases of influenza-like illness recorded nationwide.
Do not wish for war
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 27, 2023 - 12:00am
But the AFP Chief of Staff remains unfazed by the saber rattling by one of the world powers.
The usual slow grind
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Promulgated on July 5, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled to dismiss a Senate petition against the gag order issued by then president Rodrigo Duterte related to the Senate Blue Ribbon committee public hearings on the...
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