The Philippines: A slaughterhouse
by Cito Beltran - February 22, 2019 - 12:00am
In a period of three months three people I knew personally were killed by hired assassins.
Unli-rice until gone
by Cito Beltran - February 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In the beginning, people said Bong Go would never make it as a Senator especially because he did not even make it to the magic 12 or possible 16 during the early surveys.
What we lost fighting over
by Cito Beltran - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Once again many members of media and those claiming to be supportive of media and Freedom of the Press are making their views heard and read in defense of Journalist Maria Ressa or in defense of President Rodrigo...
I will kill you!
by Cito Beltran - February 15, 2019 - 12:00am
In his latest public appearance President Rodrigo Duterte once again uttered his favorite threat against drug lords and drug dealers: “I Will Kill You.”
Physically present but mentally absent
by Cito Beltran - February 13, 2019 - 12:00am
They would have been fired – they should have been fired.
Sentenced for 2 to 25 years
by Cito Beltran - February 11, 2019 - 12:00am
This is a true story of how you can be imprisoned from 2 to 25 years without committing a crime.
LTO anti-corruption tool
by Cito Beltran - February 8, 2019 - 12:00am
What started out as the Land Transportation Office’s act of compliance has turned out to be a very effective tool against corruption and red tape that has received support from the private sector.
Presidential indigestion
by Cito Beltran - February 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The last thing the Office of the President (OP) needs is another government office under its wing that simply adds to their inefficiency.
MMDA: Go for it!
by Cito Beltran - February 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Go For It! The Metro Manila Development Authority or MMDA recently announced their plans to rationalize the motorcycle lane on EDSA by assigning a dedicated 2-meter wide lane strictly for motorcycles.
‘Mama won’t let me’
by Cito Beltran - February 1, 2019 - 12:00am
There was a time when living at “home,” meaning with your parents, was free. But for many millennial workers or employees, such perks are no longer as attractive if it means daily commutes of two to four...
The spider web of faults
by Cito Beltran - January 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The fault-finding process involved in the “Battle for Manila Bay” has started to take shape in the form of a spider web.
Strada 2019 the millennial pick-up
by Cito Beltran - January 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Our guest coordinator Djoahna recently called for help to get her 15-year old mini SUV out of the parking garage.
‘Kill Bill’
by Cito Beltran - January 25, 2019 - 12:00am
NO! The Great Debate concerning children’s criminal liability should not be about age or how old children have to be in order for the police to arrest and charge them in court or hand them over to the DSWD....
Blessing the beasts — not the children
by Cito Beltran - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The proposed amendment to the Juvenile Justice Law to lower criminal liability from 15 years down to nine years old is stupid.
A book worth every peso
by Cito Beltran - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
"Our prosperity as a nation depends upon the personal financial prosperity of each of us as individuals.”
Food production not ‘farming’
by Cito Beltran - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The latest news from the agricultural side is that 2019 will see a partial El Niño or dry spell that presumably affect crop production for agriculture, then after that we can expect the rainy season, typhoons,...
Carmi Martin was spot on
by Cito Beltran - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
In the movie “No Other Woman,” actress Carmi Martin warned us: “Ang Mundo ay isang malaking Quiapo. Maraming snatcher, maagawan ka. Lumaban ka” (The world is one huge Quiapo that’s full...
Cheaper gasoline
by Cito Beltran - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
We can easily have gasoline that costs cheaper by 2 to 4 pesos per liter by simply removing ethanol from the gasoline sold at gas stations!
Parking for the departed?
by Cito Beltran - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The law requires one parking slot for every dead or departed soul?
EDSA for all
by Cito Beltran - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Starting today, the MMDA will impose their new rates or fines for traffic violations and you are guaranteed to get “ticket shock” when you pay because THEY’VE RAISED THEM BY 400 percent.
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