INTROSPECTIVE
Amnesty granted cannot be revoked
by Tony Katigbak - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Tensions have been running high in the Philippines these past few weeks, or to be completely honest, these past few years.
It’s time to scrap TRAIN 1 and 2
by Tony Katigbak - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
I feel it’s about time for the administration to junk the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) program that the hare-brained congressmen in the House have rammed through Congress with TRAIN 1 already...
A Pope for all seasons
by Tony Katigbak - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
”Lolo Francisco” (Pope Francisco) always receives a warm welcome anywhere he travels around the world.
Our farmers need all the help we can give
by Tony Katigbak - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, my attention was focused on our growing rice problem which is the job of the National Food Authority, the government agency that ensures that our people have enough rice.
The Balangiga Bells are part of our history
by Tony Katigbak - August 22, 2018 - 12:00am
I’m glad that there seems to be a groundswell of our firm resolve to recover the Balangiga Bells which rightfully belongs to us.
Death penalty should be revived
by Tony Katigbak - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
I think it’s time for the government to revive the death penalty in view of the rising heinous crimes being perpetrated out on the streets and homes even in broad daylight.
Can we really prepare for the ‘Big One’?
by Tony Katigbak - August 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, we went through an exercise in case the “Big One” as they call it strikes, devastates, causes hundreds, maybe thousands of deaths, injuries and misery in large parts of Metro Manila and surrounding...
Gov’t should not crucify mining industry
by Tony Katigbak - July 30, 2018 - 12:00am
I cannot understand why the mining industry is being pilloried when the industry is one of our country’s biggest contributors to our economic development.
Federalism won’t prosper here
by Tony Katigbak - July 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Every time a new administration takes over, the new President wants to extend his or her term.
Federalism will not work in RP
by Tony Katigbak - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
How many times have sitting presidents tried to extend their term while in office?
The party’s over between the government and the Reds
by Tony Katigbak - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The party’s over, it’s time to call it a day…” – song lyrics that perfectly fit the situation of the peace talks between the government and the communists.
President Trump missteps again
by Tony Katigbak - June 26, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s good that despite his brash and often Neo-Nazi outlook and his ridiculous statements about the world and about tolerance, US President Donald Trump has backtracked on his recently launched “zero...
Never judge a book by its cover
by Tony Katigbak - June 18, 2018 - 12:00am
In the past month we’ve lost two very respected and famous personalities in their fields.
How much does it take to ‘survive’?
by Tony Katigbak - June 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Over the past few weeks I’ve written about the rising costs of goods and services.
Have we found our ‘pot of oil’?
by Tony Katigbak - June 4, 2018 - 12:00am
I think the most interesting, relevant, and newsworthy news these last few weeks is the discovery of oil in Alegria, Cebu.
Oil prices rising unabated worldwide
by Tony Katigbak - May 28, 2018 - 12:00am
We have all certainly taken a hit this summer.
Searching for a new ombudsman
by Tony Katigbak - May 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that the term of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales is about to end, it’s time for President Duterte to begin searching for her replacement.
Cornerstone of Democracy
by Tony Katigbak - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, which was wisely proclaimed a public holiday by President Duterte, is the time when we are all given the chance to have our voices heard.
A ‘soft approach’ to Chinese relations
by Tony Katigbak - May 8, 2018 - 12:00am
A while back I read an interesting piece by columnist Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times called “The Art of the Giveaway” – a title he said he would give the book (if he ever wrote one) about...
A united peaceful Korea in Asia
by Tony Katigbak - May 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The most vital news event this past week was the historic meeting between the two leaders of North Korea and South Korea.
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