by Alex Magno - June 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Land is our scarcest resource. Our archipelago is not growing. Our land policies, intended to conserve agricultural land, heightened the shortage and pushed up real property prices astronomically.
by Alex Magno - June 6, 2023 - 12:00am
Many years ago, I listened admiringly as Air Force officers boasted about using Chinese buoys for target practice. They were, of course, using our unimpressive propeller-driven planes to do that.
by Alex Magno - June 3, 2023 - 12:00am
The US Senate passed the measure lifting the debt ceiling, shortly after the House of Representatives did the same.
by Alex Magno - June 1, 2023 - 12:00am
This is not the first time the Philippine Congress passes a useless measure.
by Alex Magno - May 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Joe Biden announced over the weekend that he and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have reached a deal – “in principle” – that would pave the way for raising the debt ceiling and averting...
by Alex Magno - May 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Earlier this month, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. granted Service Contract 38 a 15-year extension.
by Alex Magno - May 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Our standards are not any higher.
by Alex Magno - May 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Of course, this was all about elections. Not the next one but the one after it.
by Alex Magno - May 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The peril of a catastrophic US debt default notwithstanding, Joe Biden made his way to Hiroshima to attend the G-7 summit.
by Alex Magno - May 18, 2023 - 12:00am
There is no coup brewing over proposals to reconfigure the pension system for military and uniformed personnel. What is happening is potentially worse.
by Alex Magno - May 16, 2023 - 12:00am
It is becoming increasingly likely that the 2024 US presidential contest will be a rerun of the 2020 fight between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
by Alex Magno - May 13, 2023 - 12:00am
May 9 is Russia’s most important holiday, commemorating the nation’s costly victory over the Nazis at the end of the Second World War.
by Alex Magno - May 11, 2023 - 12:00am
By every measure, last year’s presidential election should be a watershed for Filipino politics.
by Alex Magno - May 9, 2023 - 12:00am
With scarce resources and a lot of grit, Secretary Toots Ople and her team managed to extract Filipinos trapped in the civil war in Sudan – at least all of those who wanted to be rescued. In batches, several...
by Alex Magno - May 6, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippine Statistics Authority tracked inflation for the month of April at 6.6 percent.
by Alex Magno - May 4, 2023 - 12:00am
For the moment, set aside all our worries about tensions at the Taiwan Strait. Next month, the world as we know it could end. The infrastructure of global finance could melt down.
by Alex Magno - May 2, 2023 - 12:00am
In an effort to capture congressman Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves, currently moving from one country to another, Justice Secretary Crispin Remulla is looking into the possibility of labelling the fugitive legislator...
by Alex Magno - April 29, 2023 - 12:00am
By the latest report, about 500 Filipinos have been extracted from the civil war in Sudan. This is an impressive feat.
by Alex Magno - April 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Yes, there are Filipinos in Sudan. Several hundred of them.
by Alex Magno - April 25, 2023 - 12:00am
This can only be bad news for the people of Sudan.
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