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Case vs Chinese president can spur Filipino resistance
by Jarius Bondoc - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Panfilo Lacson calls it a “patriotic act.” Vice President Leni Robredo says “it gives Filipinos hope.”
In reply, Emmanuel Piñol admits project irregularities
by Jarius Bondoc - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
To my piece last Friday on complaints against him, Agriculture Sec. Emmanuel Piñol responded in his Facebook page.
SMC’s Ramon Ang offers free water; profiteers, keep out
by Jarius Bondoc - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
That’s right. Free water. 140 million liters per day (MLD). Duly treated for human use. Ready for distribution to dried-up cities.
After delaying 2019 budget, House’s only option is comply
by Jarius Bondoc - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
You’ve lost the argument when you start lying and name-calling.
Tumult in Emmanuel Piñol’s agriculture turf
by Jarius Bondoc - March 15, 2019 - 12:00am
No man, not even a cabinet minister, is a prophet in his own land. Agriculture Sec. Manny Piñol is doubted in his North Cotabato home province.
Bypassing Senate, House sends ‘porky’ budget to Duterte
by Jarius Bondoc - March 13, 2019 - 12:00am
For over a month after Congress ratified the 2019 national budget on Feb. 8, leaders of the House of Reps held on to it. Precedents were breached.
2019 budget hangs as House illegally inserts more ‘pork’
by Jarius Bondoc - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Reps continues to pad the 2019 national budget with congressional pork barrels, senators discovered. That’s why the budget remains unsent for presidential signature a month after enactment.
Scarborough: Philippine ‘island territory’ that US mutually must defend
by Jarius Bondoc - March 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The Phl-US Mutual Defense Treaty holds: “An armed attack on either of the Parties is deemed to include an armed attack on the metropolitan territory of either of the Parties, or on the island territories under...
Mike Pompeo’s vow can embolden Philippines to retake Scarborough
by Jarius Bondoc - March 6, 2019 - 12:00am
State Sec. Mike Pompeo’s pledge of US help against any Philippine aggressor is tough and clear.
Vigilantes ambush cops — just like in the movies
by Jarius Bondoc - March 1, 2019 - 12:00am
It was just a matter of time. With police unable to solve a spate of murders-for-hire, they inevitably would be victimized.
Do PNP-GHQ, Comelec know about these armed moves?
by Jarius Bondoc - February 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Homonhon Island where Magellan first landed in the Philippines in 1521 is generally peaceful. In recent weeks the quiet was shattered when men in battle gear swooped down on its shores in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Their...
Who’s ‘shabu-lizing’ Filipinos, and why?
by Jarius Bondoc - February 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is bracing for large-scale sneak-ins of shabu, if it hasn’t happened yet.
Why lawmakers won’t admit pork insertions
by Jarius Bondoc - February 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Lawmakers expectedly will not itemize their pork barrels inserted into the 2019 national budgets.
Filipinos untrained, unaware of skills most in demand
by Jarius Bondoc - February 20, 2019 - 12:00am
What has TESDA been doing all these years? That question was first in everyone’s mind when President Duterte talked about a shortage of skilled workers.
People’s initiative can make Manila Bay a ‘protected area’
by Jarius Bondoc - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Today I lend this space to earth lawyer Tony Oposa.
Start LASER-testing those candidates
by Jarius Bondoc - February 15, 2019 - 12:00am
With the campaign period formally on, senatorial and party-list candidates frequently will be in the news, ads, and social media.
If vetoed, P305-billion pork can be used for jobs
by Jarius Bondoc - February 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Panfilo Lacson must be the sole pro-Duterte senator.
With personality-based politics, expect junking of party-mates
by Jarius Bondoc - February 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Although a dozen senators are to be elected in May, no national party is able to put up a full slate of 12.
Living up to the name: ‘Representa-thieves’
by Jarius Bondoc - February 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Are lawmakers striving to deserve the term “Representa-thieves”?
Manila Bay island-building to sink inland homes – expert
by Jarius Bondoc - February 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Huge obstacles deter President Rody Duterte’s Great Manila Bay Rehab.
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