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These local gov’t rackets can spread nationwide
by Jarius Bondoc - July 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Trial of the “PNP chopper scam” goes on at the Sandiganbayan. Generals are in the dock for procuring two used civilian aircraft as brand new in 2009.
Next chief justice by growing clamor
by Jarius Bondoc - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s mounting acclamation for Antonio Carpio to be Chief Justice. It’s unprecedented in Supreme Court history.
Railroading a federal shift will only doom it
by Jarius Bondoc - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
No-El,” no election in May 2019, is dead. Malacañang disavows it.
Grab defiant against weak LTFRB penalty
by Jarius Bondoc - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Ride-hailing service Grab Philippines is defiant against regulators penalizing it P10 million for unauthorized charges on 67 million rides.
Calamity: Either you sulk or profit from it
by Jarius Bondoc - July 11, 2018 - 12:00am
His publicists’ “praise releases” don’t mislead President Duterte. From common folk during provincial jaunts he learned that rural economies are in doldrums.
Seven past deals worsened today’s crime, traffic, health
by Jarius Bondoc - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Seven messy projects of the past admin worsen today’s crime, traffic, and disease. Worth multibillions, the deals cripple police work, city commuting, and public health.
Make West Philippine Sea a peace park — earth lawyer
by Jarius Bondoc - July 6, 2018 - 12:00am
China is destroying Philippine coral reefs, a world-renowned Filipino environment lawyer laments. Spawning grounds for the world’s fish need saving.
Learn from Mexico’s soaring murder rate
by Jarius Bondoc - July 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Monday’s public shooting of a Batangas mayor swells the list of murders in the past two years. Coinciding with it was the slaying inside his Cebu home of a retired prosecutor. As well, the separate ambushes...
Among millions of visitors naturally are some villains
by Jarius Bondoc - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Millions of Chinese arrivals in the Philippines boost people-to-people ties, but the few villains among them blow the trust.
Charge BURI owners with plunder — solon
by Jarius Bondoc - June 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The failed maintenance contractors of MRT-3 should be charged with plunder. They allegedly committed the three elements of the non-bailable heinous offense.
Original sin, free will and Christians
by Jarius Bondoc - June 27, 2018 - 12:00am
“God doubted his creation so he tested it. Tinawag nya ung ahas tapos binigyan nya ng apple. Pinakagat nya doon sa bunganga.
Del Rosario recounts ‘chaotic’ acts for Phl
by Jarius Bondoc - June 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario worries that his friend defense chief Delfin Lorenzana is being used for pro-Beijing propaganda.
Pattern ‘istambay’ drive after ‘Broken Windows’
by Jarius Bondoc - June 22, 2018 - 12:00am
If refocused the drive against “istambays” can work for the common good.
Is new Philippine isle in Chinese hands?
by Jarius Bondoc - June 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Is the new Philippine island called Sandy Cay now held by China?
MRT-3 rehab: DOTr extols P17-B loan; still no details
by Jarius Bondoc - June 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Dept. of Transport sent a lengthy reply to my May 23 piece, “Why Is P17-B MRT-3 Rehab Double Sumitomo’s Offer?”
BIR, Customs asked: Probe Liberal Party men’s mine
by Jarius Bondoc - June 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The taxman is being asked to investigate multimillion-peso arrears of a nickel mine controversially linked to the former ruling Liberal Party.
State colleges musn’t become diploma mills
by Jarius Bondoc - June 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Policymakers must plan this early how to sustain the tuition-free college law.
Independence Day? End of the Republic
by Jarius Bondoc - June 11, 2018 - 12:00am
This 120th could be among our last few Independence Day fetes.
Japan lending to MRT-3 smacks of ZTE scam
by Jarius Bondoc - June 8, 2018 - 12:00am
In the news now: State auditors discover in warehouses unused, rotting, defective equipment for transport security and disaster response. In the news sometime soon: State auditors discover in MRT-3 depot unused,...
Incoming college freshmen may lose another year
by Jarius Bondoc - June 6, 2018 - 12:00am
College classes are to resume this week and next. Yet there hardly are any incoming freshmen enrollees. They’ve mostly only reserved slots for the new free tuitions in state and local universities and col...
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