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What makes UP special?
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana argues against exclusivity, pointing out that Ateneo, San Beda, La Salle don’t have their own Ramos-Nemenzo/Soto-Enrile agreements. For Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero,...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The Good.
Citadel of democracy
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
It was a proud day in February, 1945 when General Douglas MacArthur turned over to President Sergio Osmeña the full powers and responsibilities of the Commonwealth Government.
Baggage
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The beastly double murder of the unarmed and defenseless Sonya Gregorio and her son, Frank Anthony Gregorio, is still the abiding image we take to 2021.
Long day’s journey
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Merry Christmas, fellow punch-drunk inmates! Welcome to our last column for 2020.
Et sic incipit
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 19, 2020 - 12:00am
When the story of COVID-19 gets told, one way to tell it would be through milestones.
T-Rex
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Valenzuela’s decisive move to suspend NLEX Corporation’s business permit protects its residents, businesses and territory from the gridlock spawned by the slapdash implementation of the RFID only po...
The hurt locker
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 5, 2020 - 12:00am
COVID-19 quarantines are meant to suppress action. But in the context of gender-based violence, they have provoked the equal and opposite reaction.
First things first
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has started carving the budget turkey.
Chasing waterfalls
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 21, 2020 - 12:00am
On this, the week marking the anniversary of the first appearance in Hubei of SARS-CoV-2 in 2019, the biggest news is that there is good news at all. In an annus horibilis, we celebrate the breaks we get.
Cheers
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The week long obsession on the US presidential race was a welcome reprieve from the morbid figures we’ve tuned in to since March. Now, it’s back to our reality and we’re blessed to be seeing better...
C-O-U-N-T or C-O-U-R-T
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 7, 2020 - 12:00am
As of press time yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden has won the popular vote but the outcome of the US election remains in doubt.
Being romantic
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 31, 2020 - 12:00am
O conference committee, what crimes are committed in thy name! Sen. Panfilo Lacson has been howling at the pre-bicam errata that the House has been inserting post 3rd reading. Senate President Vicente Sotto III,...
Showcase
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
For several minutes Thursday night, the most powerful man in the world was not the Republican President debating a former Democrat Vice President at Belmont University in Nashville.
A Tale of Two Cities
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Silver lining
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
It hasn’t happened yet. As of yesterday, we were 6,529 infections behind Italy.
Sleeping monsters
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Great mothballs of fire! The push for nuclear energy has ignited. Since 2016, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has been a man on a mission.
The grass is always greener
by Atty. Ernest Maceda - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Lancet, the world’s definitive peer-reviewed journal of the medical profession, has adjudged our COVID-19 performance to be in the “medium” rate of transmission category (30-50 new cases per...
Her giant heart
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Maceda family sincerely thanks the many who mourned with us on the passing of Maria Azucena Salvacion Vera Perez
Bicol’s favorite son
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Congress lost one of its enduring heroes when former House Speaker Arnulfo “Noli” Fuentebella passed away.
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