MY VIEWPOINT
Will Marquez fight the Pacman?
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - March 24, 2007 - 12:00am
Supporters of Manny Pacquiao were heartened by the media statement of World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman that newly crowned WBC super featherweight champion Juan Miguel Marquez must first defend...
If it quacks like a duck…
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - March 22, 2007 - 12:00am
No matter how the handlers and hangers-on of the newly crowned World Boxing Council super featherweight champion try to spin it, the fact is that Juan Manuel Marquez has unfinished business, and...
‘To err is Truman’
by MY VIEWPOINT By Ricardo V. Puno Jr. - March 20, 2007 - 12:00am
The phrase is attributed to the wife of Republican Senator Robert Taft, Martha, in the early 1950’s, and it wasn’t...
Showtime!
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - March 15, 2007 - 12:00am
Next week, the new Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi will try to cross their own Rubicon. The House will vote on legislation proposed by Pelosi which continues...
Weekend woes
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - March 13, 2007 - 12:00am
It was the hard hitting title and teaser of that Sunday ad that caught my eye: "They are not fit to write our laws," roared the title. "The Cayetano-Pimentel position cannot be made the starting...
The role of youth in elections
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - March 10, 2007 - 12:00am
With their vaunted majority in our current population in this country, one would think that our youth would not only be conscious of their power but also make sure that their voices are heard in...
A neighbor in ferment
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - March 8, 2007 - 12:00am
It’s not only Thailand which is undergoing radical change these days. More significantly for us, Indonesia, with its 245 million citizens, a full...
Kris-James? Think Anna Nicole Smith
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - March 6, 2007 - 12:00am
Those who might think of the Philippines as the center of the universe should think again. As we preoccupy ourselves — some believe to inordinate excess...
Kapatiran’s commitment
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - March 3, 2007 - 12:00am
By way of follow-up to last Thursday’s column on those charges of sexual harassment lodged by "Jessica," a Dean’s...
Sin Verguenza?
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - March 1, 2007 - 12:00am
My alma mater, the Ateneo de Manila University, of which I am most proud, takes, I am made to understand, a "very protective" attitude when it comes to alleged sexual harassment of its students,...
Iraq war fund conundrum
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - February 27, 2007 - 12:00am
It appears to be a conundrum, for the Democrats, that is, and a bit of a godsend for the Republicans, at least if you listen to that rightist, conservative gang on Fox News.
Mellow Melo Report
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - February 24, 2007 - 12:00am
For a body that was dismissed as being a mere GMA administration ploy to stave off criticism from radical, human rights and anti-Gloria groups, the report of the Melo Commission certainly seems to be...
Joey S.’s debut as economic briefer
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - February 22, 2007 - 12:00am
Newly-minted Presidential Chief of Staff Joey Salceda, in office for all of two days, must be trying very hard to live up to Boss and former college economics professor GMA’s...
National interest
by MY VIEWPOINT By Ricardo V. Puno Jr. - February 20, 2007 - 12:00am
Here’s our dilemma: The United States cannot force the Philippines to require 17,000 passers of the "compromised" 2006 nursing licensure examinations...
‘Tyranny of the majority’
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - February 17, 2007 - 12:00am
Chief Justice Reynato Puno of the Supreme Court delivered a speech over a week ago before his fellow members of the Philippine Constitution Association which many believe deserves much more than the...
Incorrigible idealists
by MY VIEWPOINT By Ricardo V. Puno Jr. - February 13, 2007 - 12:00am
At a time when "pragmatic politics" seems to hold sway, and when principles, it is said, appear to have been sacrificed on the altar of "winnability," it’s...
Chiang Kai Shek under siege?
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - February 10, 2007 - 12:00am
Nope, this is not a historical review of the fall of the Kuomintang government in China in 1949 and the assumption to power of Mao Tse-tung’s Red...
Thailand’s airport mess: Much ado over…
by MY VIEWPOINT By Ricardo V. Puno Jr. - February 6, 2007 - 12:00am
In our last piece from Singapore, we told you about a front-page article which appeared at The Straits Times in regard to alleged operational problems being encountered at Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi...
Thailand’s Airport mess; Lessons for NAIA III
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - February 3, 2007 - 12:00am
An article appeared last week in Singapore’s Straits Times by Bangkok correspondent Nirman Ghosh entitled "How a 5-Star Dream Turned Into a 3-Star Nightmare," giving readers an update...
NAMFREL into the sunset?
by MY VIEWPOINT By ricardo V. Puno Jr. - February 1, 2007 - 12:00am
For those of you who consider a "quick count" by the National Citizens Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) a veritable staple of recent elections in this country, you are hereby put on notice...
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