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Rice racketeering in any NFA setup
by Jarius Bondoc - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Food Authority is back to its old setup.
Trillanes standoff: What’s the end game?
by Jarius Bondoc - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte direly wants Senator Trillanes behind bars. That’s his aim in revoking Trillanes’ 2010 amnesty as a Navy mutineer.
Electricity industry uproar: mini-outfit, mega-franchise
by Jarius Bondoc - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
A small new company that will electrify a puny 40,000 homes in 12 scattered towns has the entire power industry in uproar.
What if worse disaster hits this woeful land?
by Jarius Bondoc - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
What will government do in case of worse disaster?
Political crisis looms from Trillanes standoff
by Jarius Bondoc - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Multiple constitutional issues can be raised against the deployment of state might to arrest Sen. Antonio Trillanes.
Bothering with Trillanes, instead of food crisis
by Jarius Bondoc - September 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The administration is making a hero of Sen. Antonio Trillanes in deploying state might to arrest him.
Manuel Amalilio should face Philippine justice — Anwar Ibrahim
by Jarius Bondoc - September 5, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s hope for justice for 15,000 mostly Muslim Filipinos conned of P12 billion by a Malaysian fugitive six years ago.
PDEA chief: Dogs don’t lie about drugs
by Jarius Bondoc - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Dogs have no reason to lie. That’s how much the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency trusts its K-9 unit. Thus it insists that the magnetic lifters in Cavite contained shabu (meth), similar to those seized in...
Obstacles delaying backup Manila airport
by Jarius Bondoc - August 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Four deal breakers threaten a twin gateway to Manila International Airport. So mishaps at the country’s premiere airport will always worsen into days-long flight disruptions, like the recent stalled jumbo by...
Seniority fits Carpio as next Chief Justice
by Jarius Bondoc - August 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Seniority, President Rodrigo Duterte says, dictated his choice last weekend of Teresita Leonardo de Castro as new Chief Justice. He means tenure, not age.
US hard-selling arms to aloof Malacañang
by Jarius Bondoc - August 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The United States is hard-selling weapons. Malacañang is as toughly resisting any arms made in America.
Plunder at Immigration: P1,000 no longer missing
by Jarius Bondoc - August 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Is evidence being tampered in the P50-million bribery of two Immigration deputies?
Did airport ever hold emergency drills?
by Jarius Bondoc - August 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Makati will be the first city to have its own subway.
Chinese casino being built despite Duterte rejection
by Jarius Bondoc - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
How can Chinese casino operator Landing Ltd. trifle with Rody Duterte?
House bucking Duterte’s legislative agenda
by Jarius Bondoc - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The pro-Duterte supermajority at the House of Reps keeps saying it supports the President’s legislative agenda. Yet on three major admin bills it defies him. And he relents.
Floods: Climate change as convenient excuse
by Jarius Bondoc - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Half a month’s rain fell on Luzon last Saturday. That’s climate change. And it’s a convenient excuse of corrupt, inept officials for the floods, destruction, and general misery Filipinos are now...
Philippines, not Aquino, lost Scarborough
by Jarius Bondoc - August 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The word war between ex-President Noynoy Aquino and Foreign Sec. Alan Cayetano is doing the country no good.
Duterte never OK’d Nayong Pilipino lease
by Jarius Bondoc - August 8, 2018 - 12:00am
If they say a project has presidential clearance, it doesn’t. That’s the lesson to be learned from the firing of the entire board of Nayong Pilipino.
Flawed bill favors rice cartel, crooks
by Jarius Bondoc - August 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Congress is to vote today on a bill to free up rice trading – yet can cartelize it via government crooks.
Online misinformation: Curing harmful virality
by Jarius Bondoc - August 3, 2018 - 12:00am
One day 20 years ago millions of Catholic schoolers came home weeping from an SMS gone viral.
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