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by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The looming threat of another round of fuel supply disruption is emerging in the horizon.
Birth or hunger pangs?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine agriculture has been left practically in a state of disaster when newly installed Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar took over from his immediate predecessor, Emmanuel Piñol....
‘Moderate the greed’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte though kept unusually quiet after “shaking the tree” anew.
Smoke at your own risk
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Here in our country, more than half of Filipino households are said to be not smoke-free.
Shades of ‘pork-barrel’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) has been lately going through the rough patch amid severe criticisms in the wake of rising cases anew of dengue-related deaths.
Doing a fireman’s job
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
It was one of the few times a hastily organized press conference was called Thursday night at Malacañang Palace.
Rody’s B.O.S.S.
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
At the surface, it would seem the Bureau of Corrections is a model of efficiency by the swiftness they processed the Good Conduct Time Allowance that freed even those convicted of heinous crimes.
Rice import ‘surplus’ crisis
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
For the first six months this year, the economic managers of President Rodrigo Duterte pat each other’s back for having successfully slowed down inflation in our country.
Landfills of hope
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
In July 2018, about 51,000 tons of garbage mis-declared as plastic synthetic flakes arrived at Mindanao International Container Terminal.
Not a ghost of a chance
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Amid all these hullaballoo, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Sanchez release from jail would not come to pass during his watch. That is, at least until June 30, 2020.
Lacson sharpens his ‘hide-and-seek’ skills
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 28, 2019 - 12:00am
As submitted already to the 18th Congress, a total of P4.1 trillion budget will finance the administration’s national expenditure program (NEP) in the fourth year into office of President Rodrigo Duterte.
‘Let him rot in jail’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
There have been so much anguish, hurt feelings and bad memories that were unnecessarily brought back after an insidious announcement on the supposed possible release of convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez...
Sister acts on House tax bills
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The swift approval by the House of Representatives of the proposed increases in the tax rates on so-called “sin” products – cigarettes and alcoholic drinks – could be considered a major achievement...
Hike on road user’s tax to reduce traffic???
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
It was more of irritation than disgust to learn about plans of the government to hike anew the road user’s tax.
Reversing the gains of Phl democracy
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
A proposal to revive a dead law has – to use a cliché – stirred up a hornets’ nest.
‘Crazy’ ideas to unravel traffic gridlocks
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Traffic gridlocks in Metro Manila will turn for the worse before it gets any better. In fact, Edison “Bong” Nebrija, chief traffic “enforcer” of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority...
Last nail to the coffin
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Tribal chieftains from the Mindanao Indigenous Peoples (IPs) Council of Elders and Leaders and from the Mindanao Indigenous People’s Youth Organizations paid a courtesy call at The Philippine Star editorial...
FIES sap Phl economic growth
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
For the next three years, the economic managers of President Rodrigo Duterte have set their sights to completing the journey set on Day One of his administration.
IRA to gobble up tax takes
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 9, 2019 - 12:00am
If we could play on words to best describe our topic in this week’s Kapihan sa Manila Bay, we talked about priority bills on “endo” and “pondo” during Wednesday’s breakfast news...
Matching Dar with DAR
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 7, 2019 - 12:00am
As of June this year, almost five million hectares of land have been distributed to almost three million agrarian reform beneficiaries all over the country since Day 1 of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte....
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