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Federico D. Pascual Jr.
Federico D. Pascual Jr.
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House bullies crave for road fund pork?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The homily of Chito Cardinal Tagle on the first day of Simbang Gabi was timely. Quoting St. John the Baptist, he said: “Don’t be a bully. Don’t use your power as a license to be rude. Don’t...
Martial Law is an admission of failure
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
By asking for another extension of emergency martial law in Mindanao, this time until the end of 2019, President Duterte was admitting his failure to curb lawlessness in his own backyard during the two years he has...
Pope is endorsing Duterte drug drive?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 4, 2018 - 12:00am
IT IS amazing how a message of Pope Francis to an international conference on the global narcotics problem has been misinterpreted in Manila as an endorsement of the bloody anti-drug campaign of the Duterte adm...
PAL long-haul jets help shrink globe
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
I am typing this “Postscript” some 40,000 feet above Russia as our Philippine Airlines flight wings its silken way across the polar route on a 16.5-hour non-stop flight from New York to Manila. We took...
Summing up fight for power franchise
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Who will take care of the power needs of 64,000 household and business consumers in Iloilo City when the franchise of Panay Electric Co. (PECO) expires in January 2019?
MoU is no ‘sell-out’ nor ‘act of betrayal’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Philippines and China on oil and gas exploration stirred some sectors watching for missteps in President Duterte’s dealings with China President...
Key question: Can we trust Duterte?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
WE must thank China President Xi Jinping for being with us for two days, if only because his state visit helped open up and clarify some sticky points regarding Philippines-China relations.
Xi Jinping seeks improved ties with visit
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am
China President Xi Jinping arrives in Manila today for a two-day state visit.
Duterte is China’s voice in ASEAN?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte could have served national interest just by staying in bed – for “power naps” or whatever – and not saying a word about Chinese expansionism while he was in Singapore last...
Is there a warrant for Imelda’s arrest?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
DID the Sandiganbayan issue a warrant for the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after she failed to appear for the Nov. 9 promulgation of sentence upon her conviction on seven counts of graft for amassing...
Imelda at 89 is too old to be arrested?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
For everyone’s guidance, the authorities should give a clear answer to the burning question: At what age, if ever, is a suspected or convicted criminal exempted from arrest?
Mayor must be first in line for drug test
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Instead of subjecting grade school pupils to mandatory drug testing, all officials from President Duterte down to the last barangay captain should set the example by being the first to be examined for traces of prohibited...
Trump’s drubbing should jolt Duterte
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Democrats wrested back control Tuesday of the US House of Representatives, even if they failed to break the Republicans’ shaky majority in the Senate, according to early returns in the US midterm election that...
Midterm election a Duterte referendum
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The national election in May 2019 will be a referendum on the three-year-old regime of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose persona as a strongman will carry or crush his candidates for the two houses of the Congre...
‘We’ve a very sick man for President’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
IT SHOULD be obvious to people by now that our country is being led by a very sick man. We pray for him. We pray for our country.”
Troops sent to BoC to test law’s limits?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
WE EXPECT the military takeover of the Bureau of Customs to be brief, it being just a part of President Duterte’s continued probing into the limits of the law and the people’s tolerance for martial ...
Who’ll now police the police, general?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The question of who will police the police is an adaptation of the Latin phrase “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” found in the work of the Roman poet Juvenal which translates as “Who will guard the...
Solving a problemlike Des Mangaoang
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
How do you solve a problem like Lourdes “Des” Mangaoang, an outspoken lawyer who believes in her expertise and experience being able to trace shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) smuggled in the hollow...
What Trillanes won was just a reprieve
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 25, 2018 - 12:00am
SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV may have celebrated too early. That psychological point he won this week in the skirmish at the Makati court was just a reprieve before he faces a tough battle on higher ground that he...
Consumers caught in franchise dispute
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 23, 2018 - 12:00am
THE PANAY Electric Co. asked us on Sept. 26 for space to explain its predicament – that it stood to lose, unfairly, its power distribution franchise over Iloilo City to a newcomer, potentially leaving consumers...
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