INTROSPECTIVE
Neophyte congressman’s arrogant behavior
by Tony Katigbak - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
New congressman and presumptive House speaker Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano of Taguig City has just begun warming his seat in the House of Representatives and has already begun a crusade – whether he intended to...
An unknown congressman for speakership
by Tony Katigbak - July 9, 2019 - 12:00am
I think there is something to be said for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s suggestion of a “compromise candidate” for speaker of the House of Representatives.
A one-sided friendship
by Tony Katigbak - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am
There are very few real and true friends in the world.
We need to stop putting China first
by Tony Katigbak - June 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Despite the fact that many have tried to spin the maritime incident involving Chinese fishing vessel Yuemaobinyu 42212 ramming Filipino fishing boat Gem-Ver 1 near Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea – the...
Calibrated response?
by Tony Katigbak - June 18, 2019 - 12:00am
I think President Duterte was right in his choice of words recently – crafting a “calibrated response” as pointed out by his spokesman Salvador Panelo.
A look back at our independence
by Tony Katigbak - June 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Tomorrow we will be celebrating our Independence Day.
Healthy and back to work
by Tony Katigbak - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Once again the public has been speculating about the health of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Garbage dumpsite
by Tony Katigbak - May 28, 2019 - 12:00am
There are always two sides of a coin – or two sides of a story. Most of the time we tell our kids to get both sides before making an informed decision.
Changing times
by Tony Katigbak - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am
We are one-day post election and everyone is nervous waiting to see what is going to happen next.
We’re in the endgame
by Tony Katigbak - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Yes, the title is in reference to the current biggest movie in the world, topping charts and breaking box office records worldwide, but it’s also in reference to us right now.
Earthquake, typhoon, and other calamities
by Tony Katigbak - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
A few years ago – I think four to be exact – we had a series of earthquakes in Manila that shocked everyone into trying to be better prepared in case the “Big One” hit.
Church and State
by Tony F. Katigbak - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Holy Week 2019 has come to an end and for the estimated 84 million Catholics in the Philippines this brings an end to the yearly Lenten season used to pause, reflect, and pray as we commemorate one of our biggest...
Knockout
by Tony F. Katigbak - April 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We’ve all had those days where we felt like the hits just kept on coming.
Veiled warning of a revolution
by Tony F. Katigbak - April 9, 2019 - 12:00am
As we all know, our president, President Duterte, is a man of many words.
Honesty is no longer the best policy
by Tony Katigbak - April 2, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s a sad day when we come to realize with absolute certainty that honesty no longer seems to be a valued trait in our society.
Long-term planning
by Tony Katigbak - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
If there is something I notice quite often when it comes to Filipinos (and the Philippines in general) it is that we are not forward planners.
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?
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