Marichu A. Villanueva
Marichu A. Villanueva
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A public servant named ‘Bayani’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Call it trite, but the late parents of Bayani “BF” Fernando really named their son in Tagalog word that means a “hero.”
Worthy of national pride
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Ending his birthday vacation cum official visit in Singapore, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. flew back to Manila at the crack of dawn last Monday. During his five-day stay there, he spoke at...
Digital Ministers vs cyber crimes
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 18, 2023 - 12:00am
The continuing advancements in science and technology remain the biggest challenge for the Philippines, especially with the advent of artificial technology (AI).
‘Social engineering’ scammers
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 15, 2023 - 12:00am
It is with extreme apprehension to learn the lack of literacy in technology is a weakness that makes potential victims easy targets.
Enablers more than regulators
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 13, 2023 - 12:00am
In a recent survey conducted by the Management Association of the Philippines and PwC Philippines, 83 percent of respondent chief executive officers among its members reported that their respective companies have...
Giving more teeth to RATS
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Despite huge volumes of onions, rice, sugar, and other agricultural products the Bureau of Customs (BOC) supposedly interdicted, only nine cases have been filed so far against certain importers for violating...
Coming out soon: ‘Phl Maritime & Admiralty’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 8, 2023 - 12:00am
The term “admiralty” means the system of law administered by courts having jurisdiction over questions of maritime laws.
‘Moderate your greed’ 2.0
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 6, 2023 - 12:00am
Greed is their creed. And the pernicious practices of avaricious businessmen have remained the nation’s woes for so long. They squeeze profit at the slightest sign of production shortfalls and shortage of supply....
Hold the line at WPS
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 4, 2023 - 12:00am
We could only wish the best for President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (PBBM) when he embarks on a very important mission.
The high costs of cancer
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 1, 2023 - 12:00am
The PIDS study shows an increase in the economic costs of cancer if nothing will be done now to address this health menace.Every year, around 9,000 Filipinas die from breast cancer.
Under-spending? Remove the H.O.P.E.
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 30, 2023 - 12:00am
For the first six months of this year, the Department of Budget and Management headed by Secretary Amenah Pangandaman found dismaying that certain government agencies have not obligated public funds in a timely manner....
Like father, like daughter
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 28, 2023 - 12:00am
In his recent Twitter post, former senator-turned “influencer” Panfilo Lacson honored the memories of two outstanding public servants.
Where’s the beef?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Sometime in March 1999, the Philippine Navy’s decrepit BRP Sierra Madre landing tanker ship supposedly ran aground by accident on the Ayungin Shoal. It was the USS LST-821 that the United States military...
Investments in synch
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 21, 2023 - 12:00am
This early, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has been invited to also make a state visit to Peru when it hosts next year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Summit.
How to manage prices
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 18, 2023 - 12:00am
As the head of the Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Alfredo Pascual is a key member of the Economic Development Group of advisers of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr..
Agree to disagree-2
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Long before President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. ordered the suspension last week of all 22 ongoing reclamation projects, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ma. Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga...
Agree to disagree
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Men and women of applied sciences are people with expertise who are able to provide more dispassionate views and impersonal manner of looking at problems and issues at hand. But like any other professional, scientists...
AI-aided forecasting
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 11, 2023 - 12:00am
“We need to manage the water,” the DOST chief quipped.
Not an exact science
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 9, 2023 - 12:00am
It is not certain if it was meant to be a joke, or a dig at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
‘Scarring’ of COVID-19
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 7, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s back to classrooms at all public elementary and high schools starting Aug. 29.
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