An audit will expose why NFA rice ran out
by Jarius Bondoc - March 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Why did cheap rice, P27 a kilo, vanish from public marts this year? Answers lie somewhere in the infighting at the National Food Authority. Caught in the middle are low-income households that must now buy the staple...
What to do with junk jeepneys?
by Jarius Bondoc - March 21, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s no choice but to phase out jeepneys. They do not meet today’s standards for land transport. Jeepneys are dirty, rickety, risky. Engines are reconditioned diesel-combustions.
Gov’t battles ‘worst’ Boracay violator
by Jarius Bondoc - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Will government finally prevail against Boracay island paradise’s alleged worst environment wrecker? People will soon find out.
Duterte won’t ever defeat drug lords
by Jarius Bondoc - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte won’t ever win his war on drugs. Not with the way his underlings are doing it.
Two best things to do with those voting machines
by Jarius Bondoc - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Studies are ongoing legally to scrap the Comelec’s acquisition of shady voting machines. Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto said Saturday a number of lawmakers are convinced the gadgets facilitate poll fra...
Jailing MRT-3 crooks will avert repetitions
by Jarius Bondoc - March 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Two elements of plunder in MRT-3’s maintenance contracting have long been exposed in this column. First, the threshold amount of P50 million; in fact P3.3 billion in government money was stolen in Oct. 2012-Oct....
To repel or yield: Carpio vs Roque
by Jarius Bondoc - March 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The issues of the West and East Philippine Seas are joined, as far as China is concerned.
Restoring respectability to the Supreme Court
by Jarius Bondoc - March 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The bad blood with majority justices, not the constant heckling of her accusers, can make Sereno contemplate resigning.
Repeating treasonous 2008 joint exploration
by Jarius Bondoc - March 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Filipino officials took kickbacks from Chinese loans in exchange for the undersea research.
Naming of seamarks bolsters Philippine rights
by Jarius Bondoc - February 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Manila must get international bodies to expunge terms that China sneakily gave to undersea Philippine features.
MRT-3 worsening P3.5 billion daily traffic
by Jarius Bondoc - February 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The U-Sec for Railways vows to fix things by end-March. But why hasn’t he ordered replacement parts?
Rattled by Rappler; Prostituted by ambition
by Jarius Bondoc - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
One wonders what occupies the mind of those in the mightiest office in the land that they devote great effort on one reporter.
What coup d’état is he talking about?
by Jarius Bondoc - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Didn’t they just say the police-military solidly are repelling the real enemies – Islamist terrorists and communist rebels?
Dynasties breed poverty, poverty breeds dynasties
by Jarius Bondoc - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Political clan rule destroys democratic checks and balances and fosters unfair allocation of resources.
Saving undisciplined Pinoys from themselves
by Jarius Bondoc - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Without a martinet to whip them into line, they’d destroy their surroundings for a fistful of pesos.
Being Red not illegal, but armed rebelling is
by Jarius Bondoc - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Jose Maria Sison’s call for the NPA to slay one soldier a day is terroristic, by standards of Europe where he is in self-exile.
DOTr borrowing double Sumitomo’s rehab offer
by Jarius Bondoc - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Japanese needs only $150 M to fix MRT-3, so why are our officials borrowing $300 M?    
NFA rice depleted: Who’s to blame?
by Jarius Bondoc - February 9, 2018 - 12:00am
As the NFA Council and top management bickered, insiders sold its rice stocks to private traders.
Why can’t DOTr just return Dalian trains?
by Jarius Bondoc - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s so hard to rescind a contract from which officials already took kickbacks.  
After suing Sumitomo, gov’t hiring it for MRT-3
by Jarius Bondoc - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Under procurement laws, a non-performing contractor must be blacklisted from any more contracts.
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