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The long goodbye
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The legislative calendar has Congress adjourning on March 14, 2020.
Finding your voice
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Stop whining. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin is telling us to move on. So the President has terminated the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US. It’s about time. When else shall we learn to...
End zone diplomacy
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The 1st batch of repatriated Filipinos from China’s Hubei province, of which Wuhan is capital city, should arrive at Clark airport today.
The Great equalizer
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The destructive impact of the Taal volcanic eruption continues to be felt, even in areas not directly blanketed by ash.
To serve and protect … your own
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The indictment of the Ninja cops for drug recycling capped a nightmare Kong Hei Fat Choy for our Philippine National Police.
A time to act
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Taal seethes and we continue to fidget with how best to cope. C’est la vie? But always there will be fingers pointed, whether critically or constructively, in the urge to provide predicates for our predic...
Revisiting Hamlet
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
George Schultz, Secretary of State to Republican President Ronald W. Reagan in the 1980s, famously lamented:“We may never have the kind of evidence that can stand up in an American court of law, but we cannot...
Make my day
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
In DOH’s Fireworks Related Injury Surveillance recording as of 6 a.m., Jan. 1, 2020, there were 164 cases.
. Where credit’s due
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s a yearend tradition to continue the recognition of men and women who made outstanding contributions to the service.
For whom the bell tolls
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
It is often the actions of the High Court that colors public perception of the Judiciary. We judge our justices on what the Constitution requires of them. Of proven competence and possessed of integrity, probity,...
Jitterte
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 14, 2019 - 12:00am
First, Mindanao’s Martial Law lifting allays investors’ jitters.
Standing sentinel
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte used strong language to upbraid oligarchs in the aftermath of the arbitral ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Singapore. Ayala owned Manila Water is the intended beneficiary...
Part of the game
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
We’ve written previously on the South East Asian Games, a competition steeped in history and one for which the honor of hosting allows us to showcase our best selves to the world. Organizing events of this...
The fault in our stars
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Senator Bong Go and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano are the brightest stars in the political firmament. The Constitution, however, indubitably remains our North star.
The good, the bad and the ugly
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The worst in the world. If we were to believe waze as we do when we trek to and from work daily, we are in the worst city in the world to drive in. In September, it took 4.9 minutes on the average to drive a full...
Lie down with Lions
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The rule of thumb is that an official gets appointed/designated to a public office because of the trust and confidence of the appointing authority.
Policy conversations
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Health policy. The vaccination issue has prompted a rethink of the devolution of health services.
Delayed but not denied
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Diosdado Madarang Peralta is the 26th Chief Justice. He is the first Chief from the North in 40 years.
Free Falls
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The video posted by Senator Christopher “Bong” Go of the President indulging his motorcycle riding interest inside the PSG compound is amazing.
Jack is a dull boy
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the more contentious proposals from the House is Congressman Joey Salceda’s bill rationalizing regular and special holidays. The man is saying no mas.
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