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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.
Pork imports will placate only Metro Manilans, but ruin others
by Jarius Bondoc - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Officials intend to flood Metro Manila with imported pork for a year. Such populism will please consumers in the capital short term.
Palawan plebiscite a preview of problematic Election 2022
by Jarius Bondoc - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Incumbents are using government resources for partisan ends. Public employees who must stay neutral are openly taking sides.
It’s China that must be sued for sea theft, ruin
by Jarius Bondoc - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Malacañang “hopes” no conflict erupts from China’s new coast guard law to fire on foreign vessels in waters it illegally claims. It’s feeble, critics cry.
China has taken P9.7 trillion in reefs, fish - and counting
by Jarius Bondoc - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
“We asked so much of them (America) because they have taken so much from us,” President Duterte said Friday. “They have to pay. It’s a shared responsibility, but your share of responsibility...
Youths are out of school, or not learning in class
by Jarius Bondoc - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The happy Filipino family may not mind what’s happening to the children.
Cha-Cha will be credible only if against dynasties
by Jarius Bondoc - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The key constitutional reform is to abolish political dynasties once and for all. If congressmen now rushing Charter change avoid that, then their efforts will be unpopular.
Bulacan airport to proceed after last two legal hurdles
by Jarius Bondoc - February 5, 2021 - 12:00am
After clearing two final hurdles, San Miguel Aerocity will break ground in Bulacan this month.
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