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Officials merit not perks but Styrofoam cups
by Jarius Bondoc - February 21, 2020 - 12:00am
British-American author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek narrates in a viral online video:
Withhold permits for realigned subway, QC councilors resolve
by Jarius Bondoc - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Quezon City Council has resolved to withhold business and construction permits from the Metro Manila subway project.
Subway works at standstill since realigned to fault line
by Jarius Bondoc - February 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Work on the Metro Manila subway is at standstill.
Lawmakers enumerate graft in electricity GOCC ‘spinoff’
by Jarius Bondoc - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
At least eight types of graft possibly were committed in the new operation of the wholesale electricity spot market.
President’s powers usurped in electricity GOCC ‘spinoff’
by Jarius Bondoc - February 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Does the new operator of the wholesale electricity spot market have a signed presidential consent to take over?
Stop panicking; just be hygienic
by Jarius Bondoc - February 5, 2020 - 12:00am
We’re up to our ears in talk of nCoV: Of face masks in short supply and spiraling price here and there.
More reasons for plunder rap seen in electricity ‘monopoly’
by Jarius Bondoc - January 31, 2020 - 12:00am
he new operator of the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM) earned P322,140,496 in three months from paid-up capital of P7,000. It paid only P324,587 income tax.
Plunder seen in ‘spinoff’ of electricity market firm
by Jarius Bondoc - January 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Many laws were broken in the Dept. of Energy’s “spinoff” of a new operator of the wholesale electricity spot market.
Why is DoE defending this ‘independent’ firm?
by Jarius Bondoc - January 24, 2020 - 12:00am
A company with P7,000 paid-up capital has taken control of the wholesale electricity spot market.
Malampaya gas deal too needs reviewing
by Jarius Bondoc - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
While Malacañang is setting aright natural resources contracts of private firms, it might wish to review too the Malampaya gas extractions.
Lessen school disruptions by recurring disasters
by Jarius Bondoc - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, typhoons, floods, landslides.
Beware: That fake news can be a crime set up
by Jarius Bondoc - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
News fakers went wild online this week as Taal Volcano erupted. Their dark motives varied. Don’t fall victim.
Enforce tricycle laws first, before two-wheel taxis
by Jarius Bondoc - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
At drizzly dawn Tuesday in Pasig City a motorcyclist took a spill, rolled underneath the mid-part of a moving bus on his left, and was crushed by the rear tires.
Refocus anti-drug war from users to suppliers
by Jarius Bondoc - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Opinion is free; facts are sacred. It may not matter that VP Leni Robredo views the war on drugs as “total failure”, or that President Rody Duterte’s aides claim she is “only politicking”....
Was Duterte told of alternative to contentious Kaliwa dam?
by Jarius Bondoc - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Instead of a 73-meter-high dam that will dispossess thousands of tribe folk and despoil the Sierra Madres, a seven-meter weir can suffice.
Resolving to be better is as old as civilization
by Jarius Bondoc - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday, Charles Lamb said.
Road crashes 4th cause of deaths in Philippines
by Jarius Bondoc - December 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Road crashes are the fourth leading cause of deaths in the country, the Dept. of Health reported in 2017.
Spontaneous Christmas truce of World War I really happened
by Jarius Bondoc - December 25, 2019 - 12:00am
On Christmas Day 1914 during World War I cannon and rifle fire ceased in many sectors of the Western Front.
Swine fever still afflicts House; veto is the cure
by Jarius Bondoc - December 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Congressmen keep repeating the lie Goebbels-style that the Senate delayed passage of the 2019 national budget and so caused economic misery. In truth it was they who triggered the four-month impasse.
Water firms also suffered from spotty 1997 contracts
by Jarius Bondoc - December 18, 2019 - 12:00am
A review of Mega Manila’s two water concessions will reveal the whys and wherefores of the 1997 privatization.
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