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No counter-pandemic plan in his last year as President
by Jarius Bondoc - July 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Does he still not get it, or is he just diverting the issue, critics ask.
Rejoicing Hidilyn’s 3-minute feat, not Duterte’s 3-hour SONA
by Jarius Bondoc - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
"Truly a lucky day for the Philippines,” a meme spread fast Monday, July 26: “First gold, last SONA.”
Ignoring Duterte tirade, Del Rosario reiterates call for patriotic president
by Jarius Bondoc - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
"For this coming election, our humble view is our people should vote for the candidate who is good for our country – not one who is good for China.”
Snorkelers video live corals, debunk reclamation planners
by Jarius Bondoc - July 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Circulating online is a video of live corals just off the coast of Dumaguete, heightening debates against a city reclamation plan.
Duterte ‘inutile’ on WPS? Carpio proposes 5 actions
by Jarius Bondoc - July 16, 2021 - 12:00am
President Rody Duterte said in July 2020 he was “inutile” against China’s territory and resource grabbing in the West Philippine Sea.
Expect China to meddle in Election 2022 — experts
by Jarius Bondoc - July 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Beijing will meddle in the 2022 presidential-congressional-local election. Illegalities can include campaign contributions and hacking. China aims to insert in Malacañang and Congress promoters of its interests...
Even if few, Air Force planes are not ‘flying coffins’
by Jarius Bondoc - July 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Although few, Philippine Air Force planes are not “flying coffins.” That flyboys call certain aircraft models “widow makers” is just gallows humor. Many things I learned covering the defense-military...
Culpable violation of Constitution if Duterte runs for VP – Monsod
by Jarius Bondoc - July 7, 2021 - 12:00am
President Rody Duterte culpably will violate the Constitution if he runs for vice president in Election 2022.
Arming vigilantes will imperil Election 2022
by Jarius Bondoc - July 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Consider these facts and figures:
Aquino deaths presaged Aquino presidencies
by Jarius Bondoc - June 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Twice in history the death of an Aquino presaged an Aquino presidency. The 1983 assassination of democracy icon Ninoy Aquino led to a stolen presidential election and a civilian-military uprising that swept his widow...
Malaysian opposition leader extols Rizal for ‘Malay union’
by Jarius Bondoc - June 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Political foes tried to break Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim with solitary imprisonment on trumped up charges.
Government still won’t disclose vaccine purchase prices
by Jarius Bondoc - June 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Executive officials continued to withhold from the public the national government’s purchase prices of COVID-19 vaccines. They gave only price ranges at the Senate inquiry Tuesday.
Don’t cuss vaccine hesitaters for spotty supply and access
by Jarius Bondoc - June 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Three-and-a-half months after rollout, COVID-19 vaccinations remain lackadaisical.
Sotto, Lacson can crush crooks in Congress
by Jarius Bondoc - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Senate President Tito Sotto’s return of P20-million bribe from a congressman set the standard of his limited tenure. It meant that he would ensure legislation based on merit and not money.
Philippines, take note: resurgence seen in early users of China vaccines
by Jarius Bondoc - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Filipino health officials need to find out why. COVID-19 infections are resurging in countries that were first to roll out China-made vaccines.
Explanations, not expletives will encourage vaccinations
by Jarius Bondoc - June 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Cussing COVID-19 vaccine hesitaters May 17, Rody Duterte barked, “If you don’t want to be injected, then don’t go out of your homes, so that you don’t infect others.”
Party giving Duterte second term, dousing Pacquiao presidential bid
by Jarius Bondoc - June 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The ruling PDP-Laban virtually is giving President Rody Duterte a forbidden second term. And it is dunking its foremost presidential aspirant Senator Manny Pacquiao.
Regain Scarborough as proven Phl territory
by Jarius Bondoc - May 28, 2021 - 12:00am
China stole Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in 2012. The Philippines must regain it by diplomatic and geopolitical means. The 2016 international arbitral victory was a good start.
Navy did not give up Panatag to China, former chief clarifies
by Jarius Bondoc - May 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Navy did not give up Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal to China in the 2012 standoff. Its warship was ordered out two days after the impasse began that April to resume an original mission in northern Luzon...
Against Duterte’s advice, Comelec grants Smartmatic P1.04 billion – so far
by Jarius Bondoc - May 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The Comelec has awarded P1.04 billion in new contracts to controversial Smartmatic Inc. for the 2022 elections.
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