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How to rehab Manila Bay — earth lawyer Oposa
by Jarius Bondoc - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Twenty years ago this month a band of law students and conscientious citizens filed an ambitious lawsuit to make the government clean up Manila Bay.
Duterte yet to accept Customs resignations
by Jarius Bondoc - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Malacañang has yet to remove 18 Customs political appointees told to leave last Oct. Most are still holding key posts, to the detriment of a cleanup ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Were Dalian trains checked for deadly asbestos fibers?
by Jarius Bondoc - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Were those faulty China-made trains that MRT-3 is now using checked for cancer-causing asbestos?
PNP priority should be to crush private armies
by Jarius Bondoc - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The public slaying of Rep. Rodel Batocabe last month won’t be the last in this election season.
Productive uses for road users’ tax
by Jarius Bondoc - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Congressmen are like mice lured by a Pied Piper. Watch how they mindlessly follow the House leaders on the Road Board issue.
Guns-for-hire: Letting slip the ‘dregs’ of war
by Jarius Bondoc - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Years ago a speeding bus driver who beat a red light nearly hit my and three other cars and pedestrians.
Battle for dominance through pork barrels
by Jarius Bondoc - January 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Parked pork” engrosses politics these days. On that issue Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s camp aims to control the pace of government. Its moves became apparent before Congress recessed for Christ...
Mastery required in airport security
by Jarius Bondoc - January 2, 2019 - 12:00am
“No cause for concern,” transport officials say of the US warning about Manila International Airport’s inadequate security.
You don’t know what Hell is till...
by Jarius Bondoc - December 31, 2018 - 12:00am
The very secular Economist magazine ran a four-page article on Hell in its Christmas-New Year double-issue.
Reforms hopeless in this generation?
by Jarius Bondoc - December 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Only a wicked King Herod would slaughter the Innocents of Israel. The Three Wise Men had told him of the birth of an Infant to be king of all the lands.
Christmas in our isles, same time next year
by Jarius Bondoc - December 26, 2018 - 12:00am
How we look forward to the holidays, whence we find reason to give and receive, forgive and forget, drink and be merry. How we fill it with meaning and message for young and old.
Christmas in our isles, a long enduring feast
by Jarius Bondoc - December 24, 2018 - 12:00am
If celebrating Christmas were a mania, Filipinos would be the most afflicted.
Airport, railway chiefs under fire for opacity
by Jarius Bondoc - December 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Manila International Airport Terminal-2 is to undergo a P620-million makeover. But Management is mum about cost details.
That they have hundred-billions to steal means we’re overtaxed
by Jarius Bondoc - December 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Congress factions are squealing on each other’s hidden pork barrels. We now know they’re pocketing hundreds of billions of pesos from useless projects.
Do you want present politicos to stay forever?
by Jarius Bondoc - December 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Evil never stops. House leaders had just granted themselves illegal pork barrels when they passed a self-serving draft constitution.
Heroes of Balangiga identified in memoir
by Jarius Bondoc - December 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Eugenio Daza y Salazar plotted and led the surprise attack on the US Army detachment in Balangiga, Samar, on Sept. 28, 1901.
Are our lawmakers so untrustworthy?
by Jarius Bondoc - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Disgust with lawmakers is expected.
LTFRB must dispel regulatory capture
by Jarius Bondoc - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The infighting at the LTFRB hints at regulatory capture.
Is Philippines ‘a great Catholic nation’ as Pope says?
by Jarius Bondoc - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am
One wonders if Pope Francis is being told the painful truths about the Catholic Church in the Philippines.
Don’t drop dead from merrymaking
by Jarius Bondoc - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s that time of year again of the Holiday Heart Syndrome.
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