Federico D. Pascual Jr.
Federico D. Pascual Jr.
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White sand beach a ‘white elephant’?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
We have a problem. It seems that the mastermind of the P389-million project recreating a strip of Boracay beach on Manila Bay was in a hurry to spread the fake white sand without factoring in the seasonal typhoons...
The general tangles with the beauties
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Go easy on the ladies, general. You could have a hard time winning a word war with popular and engaging beauties speaking for women’s interests and basic rights that are so self-evident that they do not need...
Nothing to hide? Open Du30 SALNs!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The logic is compelling. If President Duterte is not corrupt and has no unexplained wealth to hide, he should make public his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth for 2018 and 2019 as required by law,...
Tomorrow is here! Are we missing it?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
While we Filipinos are still debating the fate of the World War II vintage jeepney and whether or not to accept cash payment of bus fare, progressive sectors elsewhere have been shifting to electric and self-driving...
Is it herd mentality or herd immunity?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Is the response of the Philippines to the COVID-19 pandemic that has infected 351,700-plus Filipinos and killed more than 6,500 of them guided by herd mentality, or herd immunity, or something else we have not heard...
Cayetano or Velasco – it’s the same banana
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
There was no need to replace Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano with Lord Allan Velasco if the objective was to effect change.
Surely, somebody has to pay for this
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Statistics tell us that some 22 infants out of every 1,000 born in this country die before they are one year old.
PHL takes #19 slot in Covid world tally
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
While we were not looking, the Philippines (334,770 cases) overtook Turkey (330,753) the other day to move up from #20 to #19 position in the global tally of COVID-19 cases, and has stayed No. 1 in the 10-member...
Duterte 91% rating is costly for pollster
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The rather high 91 percent approval and trust ratings garnered by President Duterte in the latest Pulse Asia survey are beginning to look quite costly for the private pollster’s professional reputation.
Buses accepting cash again. They should!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Passengers may again pay their fares in cash in the EDSA busway, or use Beep cards if they still have or prefer them, with the suspension yesterday of the exclusive use of electronic payment cards.
Today, rest and pray for the COVID world
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Like the flu, the COVID-19 scourge will soon pass like a season slipping away, taking with it several thousand lives.
When the Speaker is chosen, wake me
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
My column today about the Speaker of the House of Representatives was unduly delayed for two reasons: (1) the race for the speakership had taken a sudden detour to Malacañang and (2) whenever I sat down to...
Doublespeak blurs our position on SCS
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Was President Duterte informing the United Nations merely for the record, or to lay the basis for an action plan, on the 2016 arbitral award in favor of the Philippines vs China affirming his country’s sovereign...
‘No solution to SCS row in our lifetime’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte was still reaping hometown praises for telling the world Tuesday that the Philippines stood by the 2016 arbitration award affirming its sovereign rights within its maritime areas when his spokesman...
Ombudsman must enforce SALN law
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Even the Ten Commandments can be “weaponized” and abused, so do we close our eyes to all our trespasses until Yahweh descends again on Mount Sinai and hands over an amended Decalogue?
Lingering thoughts on Pemberton case
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
While we talked last Tuesday of the closure of the Pemberton case, it now seems that the story of the US serviceman who killed Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude in 2014 is not yet over on the other side of the...
Motorbike photos not proof of health
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Those night shots of President Duterte trying to balance himself on a motorbike parked in the Malacañang grounds across the Pasig River with four security men assisting him speak volumes about various co...
Duterte hits critics: ‘They lie, we don’t’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte urged the people in his televised Monday report not to believe his critics when they speak ill of the administration’s handling of the twin problems of the COVID-19 pandemic and the faltering...
Most fitting closure to Pemberton case
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The message “May he find peace of mind” floated above the cacophony that sent off US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton who was deported Sunday after serving time for killing transgender Jennifer Laude in...
White sand band-aid won’t save the bay
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
One does not have to be a seasoned environmentalist to see the folly of spreading fake white sand like a band-aid strip on a short stretch of the Manila Bay shore to clean, beautify and rehabilitate it.
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