Xi Jinping seeks improved ties with visit
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am
China President Xi Jinping arrives in Manila today for a two-day state visit.
Duterte is China’s voice in ASEAN?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte could have served national interest just by staying in bed – for “power naps” or whatever – and not saying a word about Chinese expansionism while he was in Singapore last...
Is there a warrant for Imelda’s arrest?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
DID the Sandiganbayan issue a warrant for the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after she failed to appear for the Nov. 9 promulgation of sentence upon her conviction on seven counts of graft for amassing...
Imelda at 89 is too old to be arrested?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
For everyone’s guidance, the authorities should give a clear answer to the burning question: At what age, if ever, is a suspected or convicted criminal exempted from arrest?
Mayor must be first in line for drug test
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Instead of subjecting grade school pupils to mandatory drug testing, all officials from President Duterte down to the last barangay captain should set the example by being the first to be examined for traces of prohibited...
Trump’s drubbing should jolt Duterte
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Democrats wrested back control Tuesday of the US House of Representatives, even if they failed to break the Republicans’ shaky majority in the Senate, according to early returns in the US midterm election that...
Midterm election a Duterte referendum
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The national election in May 2019 will be a referendum on the three-year-old regime of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose persona as a strongman will carry or crush his candidates for the two houses of the Congre...
‘We’ve a very sick man for President’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
IT SHOULD be obvious to people by now that our country is being led by a very sick man. We pray for him. We pray for our country.”
Troops sent to BoC to test law’s limits?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
WE EXPECT the military takeover of the Bureau of Customs to be brief, it being just a part of President Duterte’s continued probing into the limits of the law and the people’s tolerance for martial ...
Who’ll now police the police, general?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The question of who will police the police is an adaptation of the Latin phrase “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” found in the work of the Roman poet Juvenal which translates as “Who will guard the...
Solving a problemlike Des Mangaoang
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
How do you solve a problem like Lourdes “Des” Mangaoang, an outspoken lawyer who believes in her expertise and experience being able to trace shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) smuggled in the hollow...
What Trillanes won was just a reprieve
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 25, 2018 - 12:00am
SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV may have celebrated too early. That psychological point he won this week in the skirmish at the Makati court was just a reprieve before he faces a tough battle on higher ground that he...
Consumers caught in franchise dispute
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 23, 2018 - 12:00am
THE PANAY Electric Co. asked us on Sept. 26 for space to explain its predicament – that it stood to lose, unfairly, its power distribution franchise over Iloilo City to a newcomer, potentially leaving consumers...
You could still be a dollar-billionaire!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Catch up and be a dollar-billionaire!
Mega-lotto bettors can gun for P35-billion
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Two bettors reportedly won Sunday the all-time high Lotto jackpot of P1,180,622,508 of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office – and the usual skeptics are asking if there was sleight of hand.
‘Red October’ plot: Was it ever there?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
NOW the military is telling us that the supposed “Red October” plot to overthrow the government this month has been neutralized!
Duterte announces he is free of cancer
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
IT’S GOOD news for the anxious nation! Imagine the confusion and distress if President Duterte announced that he had cancer – a dreaded disease that most Filipinos equate with imminent death.
The daily question: Who is in charge?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 9, 2018 - 12:00am
DON’T you sometimes get that eerie feeling that nobody’s running the country, that dear Philippines, with more than 100 million Filipinos aboard, has been left largely on auto-pilot?
Welcome, Mocha Uson, to private media
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 4, 2018 - 12:00am
WELCOME to Mocha Uson, our Tuesday neighbor in this op-ed section, to the rough-and-tumble world of private media!
Trillanes case: Legal and moral dilemma
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The burden has passed from one Makati judge to another of speeding up or impeding the moves of state prosecutors sent to throw into prison Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV who has been a nuisance to President Duterte.
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