AS A MATTER OF FACT
Is the P4.5-trillion budget way too much?
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
How can our lawmakers propose a national budget that is way above our means during a pandemic? Where will this money come from? Filipinos are barely making both ends meet these days.
A congressman’s birthday and Palabra de Honor
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Whew! I thought the House speakership drama would last until Nov. 16, 2020 with what appeared to be a shrewd but masterful political maneuvering of the former speaker.
Philippine Coast Guard — a force to be reckoned with
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - October 12, 2020 - 12:00am
October 1901 was when the Bureau of the Coast Guard and Transportation was created.
Gentleman’s agreement?
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - October 5, 2020 - 12:00am
My late father, Max Soliven, in June 2006 wrote a column entitled, “How can there be a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ if one is not a gentleman?”
The plight of our LSIs
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - September 28, 2020 - 12:00am
LSIs or locally stranded individuals is the term used for “foreign nationals or Filipino citizens in a specific locality within the Philippines who have expressed intention to return to their place of residence/...
Foresight
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - September 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Our country needs men and women who have foresight.
Death and COVID-19
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Everyday we get data of COVID-19 related sicknesses and deaths not only in our country, but around the world.
A Filipino of Faith
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines will celebrate 500 years of Christianity next year. As we look back at the past, we should try to understand the journey of our nation and the quest of the Filipinos.
Do our heroes have clay feet?
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - August 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is National Heroes’ Day. When we commemorate this day, we look back at history and as we do this exercise every year our reflections and understanding of our story deepens.
From PhilHealth to FailHealth?
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - August 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, a government corporation established in 1995, has the mandate under the recently enacted Universal Health Care Act, to adopt a “health care model that provides all...
DepEd pushes school opening to October
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - August 17, 2020 - 12:00am
El Presidente must realize that the Department of Education has a systemic problem.
Duty, honor, country
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - August 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Who would have imagined that this year would bring us so much misery, devastation, frustration, disaster and depression?
The SONA is over, let’s move on!
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - August 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Do we really need to stir up more fuss over the SONA? The President has spoken.
Our hospitals need help
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - July 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Today marks the 5th SONA of El Presidente Duterte. Dios magauban kanimo.
A test of leadership
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - July 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Government and non-government organizations, particularly international organizations such as the United Nations agencies, strictly follow some sets of principles in the delivery of humanitarian aid in line with...
The answer to a political question is always politics!
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - July 13, 2020 - 12:00am
I was personally hoping for magic to have worked in favor of ABS-CBN, but 70 members of the House of Representatives voted to “kill”, as their colleagues would put it, the franchise application of the...
Don’t quit!
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - July 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Don’t Quit! by John Greenleaf Whittier.
Conundrum
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - June 29, 2020 - 12:00am
When I read the news about Maria Ressa’s conviction of cyber libel last week, I remembered my late father’s conviction on the infamous libel case filed by the late President Cory Aquino against him.
Asymptomatic carriers are the ‘silent spreaders’ of COVID-19
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - June 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The objective for all of us right now is to stop the virus, not just the spread of the virus. But how can we stop it if we do not know where the enemy hides?
Reshaping education amidst COVID-19
by Sara Soliven De Guzman - June 15, 2020 - 12:00am
A few weeks ago when the President addressed the nation on COVID-19 matters affecting our country, he concluded by saying, “walang vaccine, walang eskwela
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