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Alarming state of Philippine agriculture
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
What’s happening with Philippine agriculture? Since the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte took over, our country’s agriculture growth has gone down to an alarming low.
How Honasan earned Rody’s trust
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Barring any hitches, Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan would be officially appointed any day now as new Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
What is Sotto’s plan for 2022?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The last time he joined us in our Kapihan sa Manila Bay breakfast forum was last March 21 when Senator Vicente “Tito Sen” Sotto III was then the Senate majority leader.
‘Humor-mongering’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
If there is one thing that almost always stirs troubles for President Rodrigo Duterte, it is his penchant for wisecracking in public. Unrepentant to the ensuing criticisms and backlash of his jokes, President Duterte...
‘The cost of living’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
We are back to the world of the living.
Spare Filipino kids from toxic politics
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Our officials must ensure toxic politics do not come into play on policy matters that would help enhance and protect the future of our own Filipino children.
Duterte’s Halloween mask
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 31, 2018 - 12:00am
In the moment of the Halloween celebration, at the rate President Rodrigo Duterte recycles his appointees after removing them from their previous posts, make them look like the fictional Frankenstein creature.
The cancer called corruption
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The law enforcement team of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently raided and padlocked the pharmacy of a clinic somewhere in Tarlac that is allegedly engaged in unauthorized sale of supposed anti-cancer...
Apolitical ‘Mr. Palengke’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 26, 2018 - 12:00am
He is not a political creature like his foremost predecessor ex-Senator and defeated presidential candidate Mar Roxas II who as Department of Trade and Industry Secretary assumed the monicker “Mr. Palengke”...
Sounds un-Duterte
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Acting as concurrent presidential spokesman and chief presidential legal counsel (CLPC) is nothing new for Salvador Panelo.
OPS revival is Andanar’s idea
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 22, 2018 - 12:00am
To his credit, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar started the spadework to revert his department to the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) as early as when President Rodrigo...
‘Brand’ names
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Around 180,000 or so Tom, Dick, and Harry submitted their individual certificates of candidacy (COCs) before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the coming May 2019 elections.
Level playing field in energy
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am
From among the many franchise bills pending before the 17th Congress, the proposed Solar Para sa Bayan Corp. (SPSBC) submitted for approval became literally the most hotly debated legislative measure.
Protecting Phl healthcare sector
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) looks forward to the signing into law soon of the proposed Universal Health Care (UHC) bill.
Philippine politics on the fast drive
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Do you know why there are so many people who, despite obvious lack of “bona fide” intention to serve in elective office, have the gall to submit themselves as candidates?
Traffic also in Philippine skies
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Imagine if the Philippine government, through the Department of Transportation had the appropriate aircraft recovery equipment and solutions in place in case a jet was disabled while attempting to land, or any emergency...
Mid-term project
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The announced state visit to the Philippines of China’s President Xi Jinping will likely happen this November. In his message on the occasion of the 149th National Day of China last week, President Rodrigo...
Reversed effects
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 5, 2018 - 12:00am
In our Kapihan sa Manila Bay last Wednesday, we invited leaders of local and foreign companies representing Philippine industries which are subject of the proposed corporate tax reform bill.
Can inflation be tamed?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Bad telltale signs are all over the place.
FVR’s own plot this October
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 1, 2018 - 12:00am
There has been so much hue and cry on the alleged power grab plot dubbed “Red October” supposedly to remove President Rodrigo Duterte from office at Malacañang Palace.
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