Ernesto P. Maceda Jr.
Ernesto P. Maceda Jr.
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Social bonds
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Former congressman and defense secretary Gilberto “Gibo” C. Teodoro Jr. has floated the idea of bonds to finance our continuing need for vaccines.
Compulsory, mandatory, involuntary
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Secretary Harry Roque skirted the question on mandatory inoculation. With not enough vaccines, he decided to hedge rather than speculate.
Learned helplessness
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - April 24, 2021 - 12:00am
I first heard the phrase “theory of learned helplessness” uttered in the Senate by the late senator Raul Roco.
Shifting baselines
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
On this same date last 2020, there were 218 new COVID-19 cases detected, bringing to 5,878 the total number of confirmed infections in the country.
The Alexander aesthetic
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
If Chief Justice Alexander Gahon Gesmundo is to succeed in unravelling the gordian knot of good judicial governance, he is blessed to have a magnificent namesake as his exemplar.
Short cuts
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Around the world, the response of legislatures to the anxiety about drugs is to enact reverse onus provisions.
People first
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - March 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The WTO Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights council met last week under the leadership of new Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria.
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - March 13, 2021 - 12:00am
G-7 pillars Germany and Japan have been world leaders in the pushback against the pandemic.
The long, slow grind
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - March 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The arrival Thursday night of the initial batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, manufactured in their South Korea facility, is another big stride in our push back against the virus and the march to normalcy.
When perfect is the enemy of the good
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
We knew early that our vaccine rollout would be late but knowing that we are last has made the tardiness a difficult pill to swallow.
2022 on my mind
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Was it the Comelec extensions of voter registration? The year-end surveys of presidentiables that suddenly materialized?
Silver bullet or 30 pieces of silver?
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Listening to the Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Office , you’d think that the Motor Vehicle Inspection System carried out by Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers was both vaccine...
Davids and Goliaths
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 6, 2021 - 12:00am
As quickly as private motor vehicle inspection centers sprouted up, so have the complaints against them mounted.
Sariling kapakanan
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Sa huling istatistika noong 2018, halos 11.6 million ang pangkalahatang bilang ng rehistro ng pribadong sasakyan­ sa buong bansa.
Prophylactic tactic
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 30, 2021 - 12:00am
The limits to what the public eye can witness has expanded exponentially given the ubiquity of video recording technology and the availability of social media to share it.
What makes UP special?
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana argues against exclusivity, pointing out that Ateneo, San Beda, La Salle don’t have their own Ramos-Nemenzo/Soto-Enrile agreements. For Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero,...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The Good.
Citadel of democracy
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
It was a proud day in February, 1945 when General Douglas MacArthur turned over to President Sergio Osmeña the full powers and responsibilities of the Commonwealth Government.
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The beastly double murder of the unarmed and defenseless Sonya Gregorio and her son, Frank Anthony Gregorio, is still the abiding image we take to 2021.
Long day’s journey
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Merry Christmas, fellow punch-drunk inmates! Welcome to our last column for 2020.
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