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Why pay for water, a free gift of nature?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Water is a free gift of God so why should we pay for it? Will the time also come when we have to pay for the air we breathe?
How will Duterte dismount the tiger?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Has President Duterte been having intimations of mortality lately? His body language tells us that such worrisome hints have been creeping through his 74-year-old frame since his biorhythm started acting up.
The lion isn’t ready for a Leni in his den
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 26, 2019 - 12:00am
It turns out that it is President Rodrigo Duterte who is not ready for Vice President Leni Robredo, whom he fired from her three-week-old position as co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs before...
China, be reminded that trust is earned
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Days ago, Malacañang reminded Vice President Leni Robredo that trust is earned, in what looked like an attempt to embarrass her into quitting as co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs...
Robredo as ICAD chair now a threat
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 19, 2019 - 12:00am
This noisy debate over what Vice President Leni Robredo can and cannot do as co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs could have been avoided had President Duterte defined from the very start...
Go juggles his time for Duterte, Senate
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
We understand the attachment of Sen. Bong Go to President Duterte, to whom he has been a loyal aide for at least 20 years, but we think it is high time he developed his own political persona as a member of the ...
Suppress vital info, reap the whirlwind
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am
If the head sounds “similiar” it’s because it was the same head of our Postscript last May 23 when President Duterte’s being unseen and unheard of for a week triggered a slew of speculations,...
OPINION: How do you solve a problem like Leni?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has a big problem – newly minted anti-drug czar Leni Robredo and the irony is that he himself created it.
2 heads are better? Not in this drug war
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Who says two heads are better than one? May be so when the twin heads function as one for the same body, but not for the signature campaign of President Duterte against illegal drugs.
Leni enters lion’s den, takes ICAD job
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 7, 2019 - 12:00am
VICE PRESIDENT Leni Robredo has entered the lion’s den. She accepted President Duterte’s designating her to co-lead the government’s campaign against illegal drugs – a move that many people,...
Duterte needs rest, maybe a vacation
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 5, 2019 - 12:00am
I have seen how your family members overseas do not tell you much about how hard their lives actually are. OFWs are often mistreated.
Tax officials’ perks,not the lowly ‘tuyo’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
IT SEEMS the multibillions raised from higher taxes are not enough to support heightened government spending and the newly acquired expensive tastes of officials, so there is a renewed search for more ways of extracting...
MWCI gives side on water, sewerage
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 31, 2019 - 12:00am
BELOW is a letter from Jose Rene Gregory D. Almendras, president/CEO of Manila Water Co. Inc., one of two giant firms raking in billions in profits yet failing in their basic obligations to provide sufficient potable...
Water firms’ failure in supply, sewerage
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 29, 2019 - 12:00am
THE TWO giant water firms serving Metro Manila have been raking in billions in profits, yet fail big-time in their basic responsibilities of ensuring a steady water supply and installing sewerage for their 14 million...
OPINION: Who’s next in line to Duterte in case…?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 24, 2019 - 12:00am
THESE are uncertain and dangerous times.
‘Kill me if I don’t end crime in 6 months’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 22, 2019 - 12:00am
IT WAS not clear if then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was addressing God or the people when he made that “Kill me if…” statement on Jan. 17, 2016, in the heat of his campaign for the pres...
BBM given chance for honorable exit
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
THE SUPREME Court has given former senator Bongbong Marcos more space and time to work out an honorable exit, if he wants it, from what looks like a daunting election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo...
SC aiding Marcos fishing expedition
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 17, 2019 - 12:00am
IT IS amazing that the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal seems to be allowing itself to be used by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos in fishing for evidence that he was cheated by Vice President...
PET dilemma: Drop VP protest or not?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
THE PRESIDENTIAL Electoral Tribunal is expected to decide today whether to dismiss the protest of ex-senator Bongbong Marcos against the 2016 election of Vice President Leni Robredo or to continue revising/nullifying...
Panelo now kinder to lowly jeepneys?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
PRESIDENTIAL spokesman Salvador Panelo arrived in Malacañang 46 minutes late last Friday after a grueling “commute challenge” to take public transportation going to work.
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