Federico D. Pascual Jr.
Federico D. Pascual Jr.
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We could have saved more COVID victims
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The health department tells us that of the 2,311 known cases of Philippine residents afflicted with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of 4 p.m. yesterday, 96 (or 4 percent) have died and 50 (or 2.2 percent) have...
Pray to St. Corona to ward off COVID
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
We’re not sure if President Duterte, who marked his 75th birthday last Saturday, believes in saints, but still we invite him to pray to St. Corona, a relatively obscure second century martyr of the Church whose...
‘Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
In the empty St. Peter’s Square shortly after midnight yesterday, Pope Francis ambled to an austere altar for the benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and gave his much-awaited Urbi et Orbi (to the City [of...
When all things fail, the Filipino prays…
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
AFTER he has done everything within his limited means to protect himself and others against the onslaught of the deadly coronavirus, what does the Filipino do? He prays.
Who’ll starve first: The virus or its host?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 24, 2020 - 12:00am
It looks like we Filipinos are running a starvation race with the coronavirus disease that has killed 25 out of 380 known local victims as of Sunday, or a mortality rate of 6.6 percent compared to the 4-percent world...
COVID used to prop up admin’s crisis PR?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
It was redundant for the Bureau of Internal Revenue to “extend” from April 15 to May 15 the deadline for the filing of income tax returns using the coronavirus pandemic as the reason.
Public trust crucial to fighting COVID
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The inter-agency task force coordinating the frontline agencies sent to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease is a big help to the government’s recovering from its initial communication setbacks.
It’s a public health, not a security, crisis
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 17, 2020 - 12:00am
It is odd that while the coronavirus scourge is a public health emergency more than a security threat, President Duterte’s military-police apparatus is playing the lead role of enforcing the rules and gui...
What to do when COVID hits Rome?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Catholic churches in Rome have been closed until April 3 to stem the spread of a coronavirus pandemic that has killed at least 1,200 people across Italy.
POGOs are favored over COVID victims?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Having missed President Duterte’s public appearances, we rushed to watch his televised presscon Tuesday evening expecting to see a reinvigorated leader explain how he would steer the country through the coronavirus...
Senators just asking for SC legal opinion?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Are senators seeking a definitive decision, or just a legal opinion, in their petition yesterday for the Supreme Court to rule if the Senate’s two-thirds vote is needed to validate and to terminate an international...
972 Filipinos rate Duterte ‘excellent’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Some 972 of the 1,200 adult Filipinos (or 81 percent) that the Social Weather Stations claimed to have interviewed last year gave the Duterte administration an “excellent” satisfaction rating, translated...
Can’t be president if not willing to kill!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Has Mayor Digong Duterte just added another qualification for Filipinos who want to become, like him, president of the Republic?
VFA’s end tightens China hold on WPS
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 3, 2020 - 12:00am
We are not surprised by President Duterte’s disowning the moves disclosed by his ambassador to the United States for the possible replacement of the Phl-US Visiting Forces Agreement that Duterte has unilaterally...
When death comes in plastic packaging
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Seeing the filth poisoning our rivers and the trash being heaved back to us by the grumbling sea, one wonders if we could still learn to respect nature and coexist in a balanced ecosystem.
Imbibe the forgiving atmosphere of Lent
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Most of us tough nuts may not be feeling it yet, but the penitential mood of Lent could be creeping up on us starting with Ash Wednesday yesterday.
ABS-CBN franchise expires May 4 – DOJ
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 25, 2020 - 12:00am
It turns out that the 25-year-franchise of broadcast firm ABS-CBN is still good until May 4 this year, not earlier on March 30 as is widely believed.
The Church adjusts to COVID-19 risks
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) stalking the face of the earth is so pervasive that it is even changing, although not substantially, some Church practices as we know them in this dominantly Catholic country.
Can’t the SC be fair without a gag order?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Solicitor General seems to have a dim view of the capacity of Supreme Court justices to have a fair appreciation of the administration move to cancel the franchise of media giant ABS-CBN if the issues are also...
Stand on VFA, ICC must be consistent
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 18, 2020 - 12:00am
With Duterte loyalists in the Senate now distancing themselves from a move to question at the Supreme Court the termination of the Phl-US Visiting Forces Agreement, the petition could arrive at the SC with Senate...
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