INTROSPECTIVE
What does it take to become a public servant?
by Tony F. Katigbak - March 12, 2019 - 12:00am
We all know that with the elections closing in on us and political seats of power up for grabs, that the gloves are going to come off and the fighting is going to get dirty.
Pope Francis takes the bull by the horns
by Tony Katigbak - March 5, 2019 - 12:00am
I have always admired Pope Francis. Ever since he was elected by the College of Cardinals as the 266th Vicar of Christ he has done his best to make the Church more inclusive and more understanding, helping open the...
A carpet of green no more
by Tony Katigbak - February 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Years ago, when I was working for a private company as the public relations manager, I would travel often to Bislig, Surigao del Sur.
The curious case of libel
by Tony F. Katigbak - February 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Is it really surprising that all – if not most – journalists are wrapped up in the current libel case being filed against Maria Ressa?
Measles outbreak a serious problem
by Tony Katigbak - February 12, 2019 - 12:00am
It doesn’t sound as scary as cancer or as unpredictable as pneumonia.
Will ‘Build, Build, Build’ yield any results?
by Tony F. Katigbak - February 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate and the House of Representatives are on the clock facing an extremely tight deadline to resolve their differences over the proposed P3.7 trillion national budget.
Make gun ban permanent
by Tony Katigbak - January 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Elections are drawing near. Honestly, this fact is most likely going to hang over everything that happens from now until May.
Reviving Manila Bay
by Tony Katigbak - January 22, 2019 - 12:00am
I am glad to hear that the government is taking concrete steps to bring Manila Bay back to its former glory – or at the very least, as close to its former glory as possible.
Let’s take care of our teachers
by Tony Katigbak - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
I’m glad that President Duterte has overruled his Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno who wanted to once again give priority to the government’s focus on “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure...
Unheralded candidates
by Tony F. Katigbak - January 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The holiday season is officially over.
Taking responsibility for positive change in 2019
by Tony F. Katigbak - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
I am usually one for silver linings but even I would admit that they were few and far between in the year that was.
A timely holiday reminder
by Tony Katigbak - December 25, 2018 - 12:00am
There are so many reasons to enjoy the holiday season.
Red Cross, a pillar of hope
by Tony Katigbak - December 18, 2018 - 12:00am
This coming yuletide season I hope we get a much-needed break from all the hullaballoo surrounding our politicians and the upcoming elections.
The joke is on us
by Tony F. Katigbak - December 11, 2018 - 12:00am
One of my favorite songs by the Bee Gees is the classic “I Started a Joke,” a song that turned out to be a massive hit.
Justice makes an unexpected and welcome appearance
by Tony Katigbak - December 4, 2018 - 12:00am
There is a saying that goes – “justice delayed is justice denied.”
Windmills of your mind
by Tony Katigbak - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
In the past few weeks, we have been treated to a steady downsizing in the prices of oil from the Middle East due to a glut of oil from Arab countries.
A third saint for our country
by Tony Katigbak - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Earlier this month, Pope Francis issued a decree in the Vatican advancing the sainthood cause of Bishop Alfredo Maria Aranda Obviar, the first bishop of Lucena, declaring him “venerable.”
Another black eye for the country
by Tony Katigbak - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
This past week I was saddened and upset to read the news about the alleged sexual harassment that happened during the recently concluded Ms. Earth 2018 pageant.
Party-list system is still being abused
by Tony Katigbak - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
If there was ever an outdated concept in Philippine politics it’s the party-list system.
Musical chairs
by Tony Katigbak - October 30, 2018 - 12:00am
When I was a little boy I recall with fondness being invited to friends’ birthday parties.
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