‘Partial operation’ of subway won’t work, experts say
by Jarius Bondoc - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
All’s set to dig the Metro Manila subway’s first three stations.
Poor planning? Three gov’t lots overlooked as subway station
by Jarius Bondoc - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Three spacious government lands can host a Metro Manila subway south station rather than evict homeowners.
Sumitomo rehab contract bars use of Dalian trains
by Jarius Bondoc - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
MRT-3’s redeployment of nine Dalian coaches soon can cost the government P9 billion in surcharge.
P100-M ‘pork’ per congressman; P3,000 for distressed hog raisers
by Jarius Bondoc - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Backyard hog raisers are reeling from meager government help to overcome the deadly African swine fever.
More Metro residents plead: Spare our homes from subway
by Jarius Bondoc - September 27, 2019 - 12:00am
More residents and businesses are resisting dislocation by a Metro Manila north-south subway.
A new Manila airport at no cost to gov’t
by Jarius Bondoc - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
A new Manila International Airport is to rise in four years a short drive north of the capital.
Their homes must give way to subway station, tracks
by Jarius Bondoc - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Railway technical-geologic studies are mumbo-jumbo to most city folk. It matters not that transport officials initially disfavored the Metro Manila subway along Katipunan, Quezon City, to Food Terminal Inc., Taguig....
Hundreds of simultaneous diggings to worsen traffic
by Jarius Bondoc - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Hundreds of simultaneous road diggings must be made starting next year to connect all Metro Manila homes and shops to sewage lines.
Experts rated subway route least acceptable
by Jarius Bondoc - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Poultry prices are spiking. From P125/kg in Aug. chicken now retails at P165.
Metro Manila subway along flood, fault lines
by Jarius Bondoc - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s nothing wrong with imposing product standards on flat glass.
Old porky habits die hard: P300M for each congressman
by Jarius Bondoc - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Congressmen are at it again. Barely two weeks after promising to enact a pork-free state budget for 2020, they recalled the bill purposely to insert personal pork barrels in it.
President’s power to reduce prison sentences usurped
by Jarius Bondoc - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Every year towards Christmas the President pardons or commutes the sentences of selected convicts.
Beijing waging ‘3 Warfares’ against UN arbitral ruling
by Jarius Bondoc - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
President Rody Duterte is to raise with China’s Xi Jinping the Philippines’ victory in the South China Sea arbitration.
Are those 11,000 reformed, or still into narco-trade?
by Jarius Bondoc - August 28, 2019 - 12:00am
For an administration that professedly aims to eliminate all narco-traffickers, its minions oddly were too eager to set a notorious one loose on society.
Bad water supply noted since 1903 (who cares?)
by Jarius Bondoc - August 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Not much has changed judging by information from a hundred years ago,” historian Dr. Augusto de Viana says.
‘Night soil’: Sanitation in Manila early 1900s
by Jarius Bondoc - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Garbage, flooding, and unsanitary ways have plagued Manila since the Spanish and American times.
Isko Moreno simply fixing Manila’s ‘broken windows’
by Jarius Bondoc - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Filipinos marvel at new Manila Mayor Isko Moreno because he’s a magician. All he did was hose down dirty roads, parks and markets. And presto! In the process he curbed street chaos and bureaucratic sleaze,...
China lost invasion of Malay Empire
by Jarius Bondoc - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Revisionists claim that China is not war-like, that it never invades neighbors, like the Malays. History belies that. In 1293 Kublai Khan of the Yuan Dynasty tried to subjugate Java, seat of the emergent Majapahit...
Water to cause future wars, as in the past
by Jarius Bondoc - August 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Future wars will be fought over water, experts say. Rivers and lakes will dry up from global warming. Seafood stocks will dwindle as ocean temperatures rise.
How they fought rice cartels, price spikes a century ago
by Jarius Bondoc - August 7, 2019 - 12:00am
That the average age of Filipino farmers is 60 was reported two years ago, so the figure needs updating. Sons leave the tillage for easier work, perchance as municipio fixer, jueteng runner, or jitney barker.
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