‘Delta’ turns doubt into demand for vax
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - August 5, 2021 - 12:00am
It took the super-contagious Delta variant to scare Filipinos out of their early hesitancy to get vaccinated against COVID-19, especially when the only serum being offered to them was the Sinovac made in China.
Must foreign policy be a Duterte solo job?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - August 3, 2021 - 12:00am
With the coterie of President Duterte calling him the architect of Philippine foreign policy and the nation’s sole spokesman in foreign relations, he seems to have started to believe it!
View Diaz gold win sans political color
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - August 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The acid test of Hidilyn Diaz’s Olympic gold medal is not so much in how she maintains her grip on the 55 kg weightlifting class that she now rules as in what we all do together to insulate her rare gift to...
Phl, US step up talks on regional security
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Security discussions will shift to high gear this week between the Philippines and the United States as the allies enter a sensitive stage in the relationship of President Duterte who is about to end his term and...
See the true SONA, look at your kids…
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The true state of the nation is not in the speeches of politicians clinging to their positions of power and privilege.
Marcos-Duterte duo looms large in 2022
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
If President Duterte runs for vice president in the May 2022 elections as he has said often enough, he will likely have former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos as his presidential partner.
Duterte pushes US, China to bidding war
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 22, 2021 - 12:00am
With less than a year left of his term, President Duterte is pressing the United States and China to compete for his favor as the two powers fight for ascendancy in the Indo-Pacific region that has become a flashpoint...
Duterte admits fear of losing immunity
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte admitted Saturday that he wanted to run for vice president in the May 2022 national elections so as to continue enjoying immunity from prosecution by political foes and by victims of human rights...
Kris, Sara, Bongbong in dream showdown
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The post-EDSA 1986 political showdown that I often dream of is a one-on-one electoral duel where the main antagonists are the presidential candidates representing the Marcos and the Aquino families.
Drop seen in asthma attacks in pandemic
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 15, 2021 - 12:00am
To the surprise of public health experts, asthma attacks appear to have dropped significantly in many places hit by the pandemic, contrary to the conventional wisdom that asthma and COVID-19 will feed or exacerbate...
OFWs suffer in loss of Phl-Saudi flights
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia are caught in the middle of the Philippine-Saudi haggling over the allocation of a dwindling number of flights between the two countries adjusting to the pressure of restricted...
Sara-Duterte bid splits PDP-Laban
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 11, 2021 - 12:00am
A fight for ascendancy in the ruling PDP-Laban party has set back its search for a presidential candidate to run with President Duterte, who is seeking the lower position of vice president in the May 2022 national...
Preempting analysis of C-130 flight data
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense and military officials may want to refrain from making preemptive conclusions on why a C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed and burned Sunday in a failed landing in Sulu with a full load of troops for deployment...
Fear of plane crash, or in-flight infection
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 6, 2021 - 12:00am
As we look forward to flying again as soon as COVID-19 restrictions are eased by nations recovering from the pandemic, we wonder which risk most air passengers now fear more – catching the coronavirus while...
The sea taking back reclaimed bay areas
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 4, 2021 - 12:00am
We have long ignored the flashing red light warning us that the sea will eventually take back the large areas taken from Manila Bay as the burgeoning city looked farther west for more residential and commercial space...
Quarantine relaxed amid risk of variants
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - July 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Filipinos vaccinated abroad and foreigners who had been deterred from visiting the Philippines by what they said were overly strict quarantine rules can now resume packing their bags, except if they will be coming...
How to drag Duterte to ICC for EJK probe?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - June 29, 2021 - 12:00am
How can anybody drag an unwilling President Duterte to the International Criminal Court to face investigation for “crimes against humanity” involving the alleged torture or murder of thousands of Filipinos...
Bury a man’s good deeds with him?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - June 27, 2021 - 12:00am
“The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.
Allow time lag after a Duterte outburst
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - June 24, 2021 - 12:00am
We used to say that all statements of President Duterte must be in writing and under oath to assure the public that he meant every word said. Now we think listeners should also allow a time lag before speculating...
Herd immunity seen again ‘by Christmas’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - June 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 vaccination situation may have started to look better, if not merrier, prodding the inoculation manager of the government to reiterate his prediction that herd immunity would be achieved by Christm...
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