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MRT-3 rehab overprice enough to buy new trains
by Jarius Bondoc - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
DOTr falsely claims that MRT-3 commuter trains would be “back to original state in 26 months.” Having been fielded in Jan. 2000, those 72 Czech-made light rail vehicles (LRVs) are nearly 19 years old....
Ways for Imelda to avoid prison
by Jarius Bondoc - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
By availing of legal remedies Imelda Marcos can stay out of prison. That’s despite her sentencing Friday to 77 years for seven counts of graft.
Recurring landslides due to illegal miners
by Jarius Bondoc - November 9, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s a common thread in the recent fatal landslides in Benguet and Mountain Province. It’s the same thread in ruinous recurring mudslides in Marikina, Pangasinan, Nueva Vizcaya, Bulacan, Rizal, Quezon,...
Still no details on huge MRT-3 loan, Dalian trains
by Jarius Bondoc - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
There are still no details on the P18-billion MRT-3 rehabilitation loan that the Philippines and Japan are to sign today.
Filipino ships uninsured for wrecks, spills, delays
by Jarius Bondoc - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Imagine a ship sinking at the entrance of Manila’s North Harbor and the owner cannot afford to refloat it – as is likely.
She celebrated life though slowly dying
by Jarius Bondoc - November 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Over laughs at our merry end of the banquet table Bunny shared, “I’m so happy that I remember my daughter who passed away.”
Military as Customs is unconstitutional
by Jarius Bondoc - October 31, 2018 - 12:00am
The Constitution, in Article XVI, General Provisions, Section 5 (4), states:
Papuans want Filipino miner out of their ancestral land
by Jarius Bondoc - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
A Filipino miner is causing social unrest in the Pacific island of Bougainville, the same way he stirred up Mindanao tribesmen against his mining.
How many more lifters with shabu got in?
by Jarius Bondoc - October 26, 2018 - 12:00am
How many more magnetic lifters containing shabu were smuggled through seaports in recent months? Customs must find out, after its chief conceded that illicit drugs were sneaked inside the steel contraptions that...
Customs agent implicates cohorts in shabu smuggle
by Jarius Bondoc - October 24, 2018 - 12:00am
A Customs intelligence man involved in the shabu smuggling at the Manila pier will turn state witness. To be pinned down are big-time cohorts in government, says investigating Sen. Richard Gordon.
Dynasts are the real nuisance candidates
by Jarius Bondoc - October 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Politicos are considering three ways to be rid of nuisance candidates.
Expect deadlier, dirtier elections, as guns, trapos dominate
by Jarius Bondoc - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Recent parades of “trapos,” traditional politicians, to the Comelec were a portent. “Trapo” also means rag, so expect Election 2019 to be dirtier than ever.
Magnetic lifters contained 1.6 tons of shabu – PDEA
by Jarius Bondoc - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am
About 1,600 kilos of shabu, not only 700 kilos as earlier estimated, were smuggled in four magnetic lifters that narcs interdicted in Cavite recently.
Congressmen banking that senators are as greedy
by Jarius Bondoc - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Greed, not greater good, drives congressmen to constitutional revising.
How was Bertiz’s abuse video uploaded so fast?
by Jarius Bondoc - October 12, 2018 - 12:00am
After Netizens’ rightful trouncing of power tripping Rep. John Bertiz, it’s time to look at the other grave issue: the apparent breach of airport security.
Search for 3rd telco turning into a racket
by Jarius Bondoc - October 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The proposed third telco supposedly will benefit us consumers. It would give the duopoly a run for their money; thence all three freely will compete in best services at lowest rates.
Stifling dissent is communistic
by Jarius Bondoc - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am
"They’re already benefiting from the government, why do students of state universities still go against the state?” PNP chief Oscar Albayalde asks.
Avoid Marcos’ military solutions to everything
by Jarius Bondoc - October 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Army, Navy, and Air Force commanders dispel any rebellious stirrings in the ranks. The Armed Forces chief clears the Liberals and Senator Trillanes of plotting a government overthrow.
X-rays don’t lie either, says Customs exec about drugs
by Jarius Bondoc - October 3, 2018 - 12:00am
X-rays show contraband stuffed in magnetic lifters sneaked into the Manila piers last July. And litter at the Cavite stowage of the four steel gadgets point to drugs.
Hoy, Enrile, I accept your challenge, liar
by Jarius Bondoc - October 1, 2018 - 12:00am
In imposing martial law on Sept. 21, 1972 Ferdinand Marcos invoked the presidential powers vested on him by the 1935 Constitution.
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