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Federico D. Pascual Jr.
Federico D. Pascual Jr.
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What if vaccine isn’t here by December?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - August 6, 2020 - 12:00am
What if President Duterte’s friend in Beijing fails to deliver before Christmas the anti-COVID vaccine envisioned as the main weapon of the government in fighting the coronavirus pandemic that has been surging...
Duterte blinks as frontliners gripe
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - August 4, 2020 - 12:00am
With COVID-19 cases surging past the 100,000 mark and public health frontliners asking for better handling of the crisis, President Duterte has approved the return of Mega Manila to a strict modified enhanced community...
Duterte to save us with petrol, vaccine
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
We want to stay calm, and alive, while awaiting our deliverance from the coronavirus disease pandemic with the help of a vaccine that President Duterte said had been promised by his friend from China, but we still...
No COVID-19 plan cited because he had none
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 30, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte showed the true state of the nation when he spent time recycling old grudges in his fifth annual report before a joint session of the Congress without outlining the recovery plan that people reeling...
Du30 pushes plans, policies in his SONA
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 28, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte delivering his fifth State of the Nation Address yesterday in a sparsely occupied Batasang Pambansa chamber is a snapshot of the grim situation he has to manage amid the coronavirus disease pandemic...
Sharing Enrile’s view of ABS-CBN puzzle
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is the day before the much-awaited State of the Nation Address of President Duterte at the opening joint session of the 19th Congress meant mostly to assure his countrymen looking forward to the more comfortable...
Church has the duty to protect its flock
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Church has the right, as well as the duty, to defend its flock against abuse from all quarters, including agents of the state – in the same way that the state has the obligation to protect the citizens...
A Pastoral Letter and Call to Prayer
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 21, 2020 - 12:00am
We share with fellow Filipinos this timely Pastoral Letter and Call to Prayer issued Thursday by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines through its acting president, Bishop Pablo Virgilio S. David...
Sort out confusion over ATA, COVID-19
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The government should sort out first the confusion over some basic issues to minimize state forces’ tripping over one another and alarming citizens as they hunt down terrorists, suspected coronavirus carriers,...
Restrictions made in COVID’s name
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Before Malacañang clarified it, the militaristic move to stop the resurgence of the coronavirus disease by sending the police to go on a house-to-house search for unreported cases, drew wide objections.
DFA sings new tune on Chinese relations
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Have you noticed the new tune being sung by the Department of Foreign Affairs on how the Philippines would like its Chinese neighbor to behave?
Head of media giant delivered to Duterte
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 12, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte wanted the head of broadcast media giant ABS-CBN.
Assurances on ATA, COVID not enough
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 9, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte kept the nation waiting till past midnight Tuesday for his weekly message, only to recycle old assurances of protection against possible abuses under the new Anti-Terrorism Act and the continued...
Spotty info hobbles gov’t in ATA debate
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Administration officials are growing hoarse saying that if only critics of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 read the new law, they would appreciate how it could save them and the nation from organized enemies of the...
ATA ruling as pulpit for peace and unity
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The coming showdown at the Supreme Court over the Anti-Terrorism Act signed Friday by President Duterte will test not only the constitutionality of the draconian decree but also the capacity of the tribunal to help...
We top C-19 deaths per 1-M population
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines was in the limelight this week after being described in a press report as having the fastest-growing number of COVID-19 infections among the countries and territories in the Western Pacific Region...
Waiting for vaccine or herd immunity?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - June 30, 2020 - 12:00am
How many lives are we willing to lose to the coronavirus disease to achieve “herd immunity” which sets in when a large number (50-67 percent) of patients left standing have developed resistance from...
LGBT arrests hint of Terror Law flaws
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - June 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The Arrest of members of the LGBT community who were demonstrating near Malacañang on Friday may have given us a preview of disputes that could arise if/when the Anti-Terrorism Bill, which they were protesting,...
‘Millionaires, don’t steal!’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - June 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Why is President Duterte covering with his left hand the orders that his right hand gave state investigators to clean up the dirt dulling the shine of the campaign against the coronavirus contagion that has infected...
Mix ‘modern’ PUJs with ancient bicycles
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - June 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The lords of Metro Manila are unleashing “modern” jeepneys in the national capital while also taking a giant backward step encouraging the use of bicycles on EDSA, the main artery of a dense metropolis...
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