Our forefathers died for the flag
by Jarius Bondoc - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Selling of Chinese flags is contrived at Rizal Park for online posting last eve of Independence Day. Months earlier at Malacañang during the Chinese president’s state visit, only his country’s...
Bonifacio, Aguinaldo, Malvar’s recruitment for the Revolution
by Jarius Bondoc - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
After the Cry at Pugad Lawin the revolution quickly spread to Cavite in September-October 1896.
Poor people need food, not more climate talks
by Jarius Bondoc - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Earth activists may scorn Foreign Sec. Teddy Locsin barring more air travels to international climate change talks.
Restore open counting in automated elections
by Jarius Bondoc - June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Secret balloting, open counting. That’s basic in fair, credible elections. Seven post-martial law national and local polls operated that way.
Restore ROTC in college to avoid legal tangles
by Jarius Bondoc - May 31, 2019 - 12:00am
ROTC, or Reserve Officers Training Corps, is not for inculcation of nationalism. Trainees are expected to have imbibed love of country and been introduced to Filipino history and culture starting age five.
Excessive screen time: How bad for children?
by Jarius Bondoc - May 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Is too much viewing of electronic screens bad for children? Yes, said the World Health Organization in a recent report. Yet it only partly answered the question.
We must prepare youth for artificial intelligence
by Jarius Bondoc - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am
By 2029 computers will surpass human intelligence, says futurist Ray Kurzweil, Google director of engineering.
America trumps Huawei for ‘threats to security’
by Jarius Bondoc - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Washington fired last week a long anticipated “nuclear option” in its worsening trade war with Beijing. President Donald Trump forbade US firms from selling any more software and hardware to Chinese tech...
Retaking vital cement industry from outsiders
by Jarius Bondoc - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The largest Filipino conglomerate San Miguel Corp. has acquired the largest foreign-owned cement maker Holcim Philippines.
New lawmakers can refine automated polls
by Jarius Bondoc - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The meme is untrue that ex-VP Jojo Binay’s ballot was voided because he had voted two contending offspring as mayor of Makati.
Loonies distract campaign for 15 minutes of fame
by Jarius Bondoc - May 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The first voting under Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law was democratic. Invited to barangay halls, adults were asked who wanted rice.
Last-minute election woe: Pens blotting on ballots
by Jarius Bondoc - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Listing of 61,843,750 voters? Check. Printing of 63,662,481 ballots? Check.
Devising ways around NAIA runway congestion
by Jarius Bondoc - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Airlines at Manila International Airport are under the gun. Unsolved runway congestion messes up their flights. But they can’t decry MIA ineptitude outright, lest they be placed on the shit list. Most just...
Compel Comelec to obey election law, SC asked
by Jarius Bondoc - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Voters are entitled to a verifiable paper audit trail. The Election Automation Law says so. The Supreme Court has ordered its enforcement.
Tugade the Clark boss when collapsing airport was built
by Jarius Bondoc - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Transport Sec. Arthur Tugade denied that Clark International Airport was substandard. TV Patrol reported him inspecting the damage from Monday’s earthquake.
Airport congestion, inefficiency: MIA management defying Duterte
by Jarius Bondoc - April 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Not only barnstorming politicos congested the runways last Holy Week at Manila International Airport. Their private jets disrupted commercial flights that should be MIA’s priority. Per rules, MIA should have...
Recidivist lawmakers defeated by budget veto
by Jarius Bondoc - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Lawmakers couldn’t help themselves. Congressional pork barrels had been outlawed five years ago.
Mere specks of life, yet gifted with eternity
by Jarius Bondoc - April 17, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s only one human species today, Homo sapiens. For centuries has been studied an extinct second, H. neanderthalensis, in Eurasia.
More funds to locales: virtually federalized
by Jarius Bondoc - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Starting 2022 public funds at the disposal of provinces, cities, towns, and barangays will balloon.
Electricity blackouts can mar Election Day
by Jarius Bondoc - April 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Classrooms used as polling precincts mostly are dark and humid. Electric fans and rechargeable lamps that election-supervising teachers plug in do little to allay voters’ anxiety.
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