Duterte’s 16 M voters ‘stupid’? How not to be fooled next time
by Jarius Bondoc - May 14, 2021 - 12:00am
A meme revives the 2016 presidential campaign leaflet, “Platform of Government Rodrigo Roa Duterte”.
Back out from debate projected Duterte as loser, Carpio as hero
by Jarius Bondoc - May 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The folly in President Duterte’s challenge to debate Antonio Carpio was that people expected him to back out. Upon announcement of his retreat, friends and foes groaned in texts: “Hay, sabi ko na nga...
Duterte made false promise for 16 million votes – Carpio
by Jarius Bondoc - May 7, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte disavowed Monday that he harangued China during his 2016 presidential campaign.
Insulate veterans’ pensions from annual budgetary whims
by Jarius Bondoc - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Old soldiers never die; they’re just forgotten. Veterans’ pensions were in fact delayed for decades.
How much will China fish under Duterte deal, Carpio asks
by Jarius Bondoc - April 30, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte allowed the Chinese to fish in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.
Was Magellan’s slave, a Malay, globe’s first circumnavigator?
by Jarius Bondoc - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Ferdinand Magellan willed the freedom of his Malay slave Enrique upon his death. But his brother-in-law Duarte Barbosa negated the release, insisting that Enrique continue to serve Magellan’s wife, Barbosa’s...
Why can’t red-tagging officials denounce Communist China?
by Jarius Bondoc - April 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Certain administration officials habitually red-tag. Targeted are not only political oppositionists.
Sugar planters too crying against favored traders
by Jarius Bondoc - April 21, 2021 - 12:00am
There are rumblings in the sugar industry. Planters are decrying the Department of Agriculture’s favoring import-export traders.
Coast Guard duty: interdict Chinese militia, escort Filipinos
by Jarius Bondoc - April 16, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s time to interdict Chinese poachers in the Philippines’ western exclusive economic zone.
Govt’s Chinese vaccine inept: just give us a fighting chance
by Jarius Bondoc - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Science supposedly guides government’s pandemic response. Neither the World Health Organization nor any of 35 states with stringent regulatory agencies has endorsed China COVID-19 vaccines.
Who’s in charge if we’re to live or die?
by Jarius Bondoc - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Three weeks ago COVID-19 alarmingly resurged in Metro Manila and four surrounding provinces.
Restore joint naval patrols to show resolve vs bully
by Jarius Bondoc - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Restore joint patrols with allies. That is one of the Philippines’ options to defend its exclusive economic zone.
World opinion, naval powers will shame China in reef grab
by Jarius Bondoc - March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
China’s embassy in Manila denies invasion by its maritime militia of the Philippines’ Julian Felipe Reef.
‘Sheltering from storm’: China’s worn-out excuse for poaching
by Jarius Bondoc - March 26, 2021 - 12:00am
China steals reefs and fish like a common thief.
Penalize Chinese poachers in Julian Felipe P3.3 billion
by Jarius Bondoc - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Interdict the 220 Chinese fishing vessels blockading Julian Felipe Reef in the Philippine exclusive economic zone. Philippine law requires so.
Admin ‘presidentiables’ squabbling, as expected
by Jarius Bondoc - March 19, 2021 - 12:00am
While diverse opposition forces unify for Election 2022, Rody Duterte admin figures are squabbling over who should succeed him.
New coalition to bat for patriots in 2022
by Jarius Bondoc - March 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Diverse groups agree: the 2022 presidential election is make or break. No room for mistake. A wrong choice can disintegrate the Republic. National survival compels the groups to converge.
Bodycams, not blah-blah, can dispel ‘massacre’ tag
by Jarius Bondoc - March 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Video cameras on their chests and dashboards.
DOTr, LTO captured by firms that they regulate – senators
by Jarius Bondoc - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The Land Transport Office came under fire from senators on three counts. First, the costly vehicle roadworthiness tests by select contractors.
Vaccinations kick off amid politicking, puzzling report
by Jarius Bondoc - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Sunday, Feb. 28, was a big day for Malacañang. Its COVID-19 mass vaccination kicked off at last.
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