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Here's how the emergency banca repairs will be made
by Jarius Bondoc - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Fish are still there for the catch.
Presidential aides should stop feeding Duterte’s insecurities
by Jarius Bondoc - November 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Presidential aides should stop feeding their boss’ insecurities.
Why not tax ‘e-sabong’? It grosses P1.5 billion a day
by Jarius Bondoc - November 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The new online gambling craze “e-sabong” rakes in a staggering P1.5 billion a day. It is largely untaxed.
Release of dam waters during typhoon 'criminal'
by Jarius Bondoc - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Stop this blabber about the Filipino being resilient.
Law lets China gunboats fire at ships in SCS
by Jarius Bondoc - November 11, 2020 - 12:00am
A new law is to permit China’s coast guards to fire at vessels within its “jurisdictional waters”. This steps up Beijing’s aggression in the South China Sea.
If only we can punish government crooks this way
by Jarius Bondoc - November 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Sisamnes, a Persian judge, took a bribe and rendered an unjust verdict. King Cambyses II, ruler in 530-522 BC, son of Cyrus the Great, found out and decided to make an example of the corruption.
Dubious power, airport deals brought to graft super body
by Jarius Bondoc - November 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Two questionable multibillion-peso government deals with under-financed firms have been brought to the anti-corruption mega task force.
4 M aliens in ‘pastillas’ scam stealing jobs from Filipinos
by Jarius Bondoc - November 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Four million young aliens who bribed their way into the country since 2017 are a menace.
Who says the rich don't steal? Read this
by Jarius Bondoc - November 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Whoever says the rich don't steal must bone up on current events.
Corruption drive: Shame them, not just jail them
by Jarius Bondoc - October 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Grafters face not just indictment. Their misdeeds also are publicized. Modi operandi are detailed. The media dutifully report.
They’ll plunder P532 B even during pandemic
by Jarius Bondoc - October 28, 2020 - 12:00am
At least P532.3 billion in the 2021 national budget is plunderable. Lawmakers and bureaucrats can connive to pocket it, in part or in full. Proceeds will be handy for the election period, which starts in Octobe...
Mr. President, do you want 90,000 free face shields?
by Jarius Bondoc - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte, please take hold of 90,000 free face shields. The vital anti-COVID protections lie unused at the Manila piers. You’d know best, Sir, where to distribute them.
Phl to procure Chinese tilapia, as Beijing restricts food imports
by Jarius Bondoc - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
A powerful lobby is wangling a government permit to import tilapia from China at a time of local supply glut.
Hunger, anxiety, confusion over new SSS pension rule
by Jarius Bondoc - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Mike, a Filipino friend in his mid-'70s, emailed Oct. 16 about being locked down in London by pandemic.
Who gets COVID vaccine first? No politics please
by Jarius Bondoc - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Science, not politics, must guide COVID-19 vaccination planning.
Pork barrel of one congressman equals 22 M schoolers’ lessons
by Jarius Bondoc - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
How much is one congressional district’s pork barrel? Almost the same cost to print 22 million schoolchildren’s weekly lessons for a year. Or to feed 18 million poor families for a day or two. Or to vaccinate...
Will special session solve the flaws in 2021 budget?
by Jarius Bondoc - October 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Unconstitutional as it was, the railroaded approval Tuesday by majority congressmen of the 2021 national budget suited the Executive.
Budgets of 38 agencies: ‘Aprub without thinking’
by Jarius Bondoc - October 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Without benefit of open debate, majority congressmen have passed the 2021 budgets of 38 state agencies. It was on say-so of a kingpin “desperately clinging to power.” They just blindly obeyed. “Aprub...
Dating, sex, breakup: all virtual since isolated
by Jarius Bondoc - October 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Courtship in the Cordilleras up to the 1940s included a sort of trial marriage. Researchers described the olog, a communal hut where tribe lasses slept after home chores. Swains stayed in another dorm, the atô....
COVID People's Guidelines / Ted Failon back on radio-TV
by Jarius Bondoc - October 5, 2020 - 12:00am
"COVID-19 People's Guidelines" helps inform, educate and motivate Filipinos on disease prevention.
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