Why I was missing in action last week
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 27, 2022 - 12:00am
Having been missing in action for two column-days last week, I owe everybody an explanation for my absence from my assigned slot.
Here’s one way out of Remulla dilemma
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 20, 2022 - 12:00am
There will indeed be a conflict of interest, and much anguish in the family, if Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla clings to his office and leaves his son Juanito Jose Diaz Remulla III to face by himself non-bailable...
Marcos to contend with a tougher Xi?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 18, 2022 - 12:00am
China’s President Xi Jinping appeared Sunday on his way to firming up further his being the paramount leader of the world’s most populous nation (1.426 billion) by clinching a record third term as general...
How SIM listing can sow confusion
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 16, 2022 - 12:00am
In this country where we often do things at the last minute, there could be bedlam when the telcos start deactivating subscriber identity module cards of mobile phones that users have failed to register under RA...
SIM listing can cut abuse of cellphones
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 13, 2022 - 12:00am
Nobody knows exactly how many SIM cards are out there and who is/are using the number pertaining to each of the Subscriber Identity Modules in the jungle of cellphones and other mobile telephony devices in ope...
Marcos, De Lima can try conciliatory talk
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 11, 2022 - 12:00am
Transferring former senator Leila de Lima to another detention site may reduce the risk of attempts on her life, but not necessarily ensure the fair and speedy resolution of the drugs-related charges filed against...
No need to render 100-day report, but…
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 9, 2022 - 12:00am
100-day report, but… We see no urgent need for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to render a report on what he has accomplished in his first 100 days in office, the so-called “honeymoon” allowed a...
BBM seeks formula, finds it in Grand Prix
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 6, 2022 - 12:00am
President Ferdinand Marcos is back from his unannounced second trip to Singapore where he supposedly continued his search for the elusive “formula” for solving the socio-economic woes of the Philipp...
Marine cable break an ever-present risk
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 2, 2022 - 12:00am
The suspected sabotage of undersea gas pipelines linking Russia to Europe in the midst of the war in Ukraine has set us wondering about the vulnerability in a period of conflict of the submarine communication cables...
Too early to say US trip was a success
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 27, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s too early for followers of President Ferdinand Marcos to declare his recent six-day working visit to the United States a success – and for his critics to dismiss it as a failure. We’ll have...
Tricky media lesson relearned: Don’t lie!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 25, 2022 - 12:00am
After that disastrous attempt to misinform the public about the meeting of US President Joe Biden and President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in New York, it may be somewhat difficult now for Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles...
How is Xi taking our cozying up to US?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Hello, is China’s President Xi Jinping listening? Our President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has been telling everybody in this city and the neighbors in Newark that he cannot imagine the Philippines moving forward...
Biden meeting, PEB eclipse UN address
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 20, 2022 - 12:00am
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. appears to be aiming to do three things in his visit here: tell the world the Philippines is a friend to all, invite US investors and traders to come over and subliminally ask for...
Pope says it’s OK to arm Ukrainians
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 18, 2022 - 12:00am
Remarks of Pope Francis that there is nothing morally wrong in supplying arms to Ukrainians to defend themselves against aggressors were certainly not made ex-cathedra, or “from the chair” of St. Peter,...
How Marxist missed boat on RM Awards
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 15, 2022 - 12:00am
Most politicians clawing their way to the top may have been shocked to hear that a former state health minister of India actually declined this year’s 64th Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as the Asian version...
Eala at US Open: Panalo nating lahat!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 13, 2022 - 12:00am
We were pleasantly amazed when Alexandra Eala, the Pinay tennis teen sensation, delivered remarks in heartfelt Filipino after winning on Saturday her maiden singles Grand Slam title in the US Open Juniors tournament...
Hybrid polls: Costly, confusing backstep
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 11, 2022 - 12:00am
It would be a mistake to adopt a hybrid election system where ballots are filled out and counted manually and the results electronically sent for canvassing.
Must PGH staff chip in for poor patients?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 6, 2022 - 12:00am
Our reflex response to the question is that doctors, nurses and staff of the Philippine General Hospital (or any public health facility) should not be expected to dig into their pockets to help patients buy medicine...
DBM not reducing PGH’s 2023 budget
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 4, 2022 - 12:00am
The Department of Budget and Management told The STAR yesterday that, contrary to some claims, it has not reduced the proposed P23.1-billion budget for the University of the Philippines and the Philippine...
Press freedom isn’t anybody’s gift to us
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - September 1, 2022 - 12:00am
The media reported yesterday that the Marcos administration said it “respects press freedom.” We’re glad to hear that superfluity over the Bill of Rights guarantees that no one may presume to grant...
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