SEARCH FOR TRUTH
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.
All in
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Its a poker game at the Senate.
Residing among the cracks
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Diptheria killed a 10 year old in Manila, within hours from diagnosis. We’ve seen 40 cases since January 2019.
Death by selfie
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
It was as epic a selfie fail as you could imagine, the way DITO Telecommunity and the Armed Forces of the Philippines outed themselves by presscon.
Apocalypse now
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Under the Malolos Constitution, the Constitutional successor to the President was the Chief Justice, then called the President of the Supreme Court of Justice.
Morass
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The shocking images of our overcrowded jails expose a humanitarian calamity.
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