Charter-Change: For federal or selfish politics?
by Jarius Bondoc - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
President Rody Duterte’s selection of two Speakers was not only to end squabbling among his political pals. It is seen also to seal Congress’ rewrite of the Constitution to his liking. No permanent friends...
Carpio itemized long ago what Phl can do
by Jarius Bondoc - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
War is not an option in the West Philippine Sea row. Our Constitution forbids it. Article II, Section 2, State Principles, reads: “The Philippines renounces war as an instrument of national policy, adopts the...
S**t need not happen through better cop training
by Jarius Bondoc - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The brass cannot belittle accidental killings in police operations. Calling those “collateral damage” betrays limp grasp of policing.
Businesses founded on rackets abound
by Jarius Bondoc - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am
P5 million a day was offered to new Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to abet illegal street hawking. Many were unsurprised when he revealed its exponential proportions: P150 million a month, P1.8 billion a year. Filipinos...
Chinese ramming vessel still out there – unpunished
by Jarius Bondoc - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Rodrigo Duterte wishes China to guarantee Filipino fishers’ rights and safety, Malacañang stated yesterday. That shows China is boss.
Surrender of fisheries: Start of national ruin
by Jarius Bondoc - June 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The constitutionality of letting China poach our marine resources is for Congress to decide. But ordinary citizens can discern its added burdens on our lives.
How many pushers, addicts are there?
by Jarius Bondoc - June 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The PNP Directorate for Operations collates the latest drug war statistics: At least 6,600 pushers and users were killed in shootouts with police from July 1, 2016 to May 31, 2019.
Beijing rulers scorn law, rights, lives
by Jarius Bondoc - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Gloom hangs over Hong Kong. Citizens fear the death of political and economic freedoms guaranteed in the 1997 handover from Britain.
Beware of propaganda about boat ramming
by Jarius Bondoc - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am
A communist must be a good propagandist, Mao Zedong directed. So China’s communist rulers contrive lofty aims behind their schemes.
Our forefathers died for the flag
by Jarius Bondoc - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Selling of Chinese flags is contrived at Rizal Park for online posting last eve of Independence Day. Months earlier at Malacañang during the Chinese president’s state visit, only his country’s...
Bonifacio, Aguinaldo, Malvar’s recruitment for the Revolution
by Jarius Bondoc - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
After the Cry at Pugad Lawin the revolution quickly spread to Cavite in September-October 1896.
Poor people need food, not more climate talks
by Jarius Bondoc - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Earth activists may scorn Foreign Sec. Teddy Locsin barring more air travels to international climate change talks.
Restore open counting in automated elections
by Jarius Bondoc - June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Secret balloting, open counting. That’s basic in fair, credible elections. Seven post-martial law national and local polls operated that way.
Restore ROTC in college to avoid legal tangles
by Jarius Bondoc - May 31, 2019 - 12:00am
ROTC, or Reserve Officers Training Corps, is not for inculcation of nationalism. Trainees are expected to have imbibed love of country and been introduced to Filipino history and culture starting age five.
Excessive screen time: How bad for children?
by Jarius Bondoc - May 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Is too much viewing of electronic screens bad for children? Yes, said the World Health Organization in a recent report. Yet it only partly answered the question.
We must prepare youth for artificial intelligence
by Jarius Bondoc - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am
By 2029 computers will surpass human intelligence, says futurist Ray Kurzweil, Google director of engineering.
America trumps Huawei for ‘threats to security’
by Jarius Bondoc - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Washington fired last week a long anticipated “nuclear option” in its worsening trade war with Beijing. President Donald Trump forbade US firms from selling any more software and hardware to Chinese tech...
Retaking vital cement industry from outsiders
by Jarius Bondoc - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The largest Filipino conglomerate San Miguel Corp. has acquired the largest foreign-owned cement maker Holcim Philippines.
New lawmakers can refine automated polls
by Jarius Bondoc - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The meme is untrue that ex-VP Jojo Binay’s ballot was voided because he had voted two contending offspring as mayor of Makati.
Loonies distract campaign for 15 minutes of fame
by Jarius Bondoc - May 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The first voting under Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law was democratic. Invited to barangay halls, adults were asked who wanted rice.
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