Even carabaos can take only so much
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am
WHY stick your neck out and speak against the troubling times when you can just stay home watching on TV the bad news inserted in-between teleseryes and endless ads?
Don’t play games with the people
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
AS FATHER of the nation, President Rodrigo Duterte should not play games with the people, confuse them with conflicting statements and divide them at a crucial time when what the nation needs is unity.
Cabinet man fails Duterte ‘whiff’ test
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
ANOTHER key member of the Duterte Cabinet is on his way out, if reports coming from the direction of the Palace are to be believed.
Duterte-UN row sinks to the gutter
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The pre-trial skirmishes between the Duterte administration and United Nations human rights watchdogs have sunk to a new low, with the UN human rights chief practically calling President Rodrigo Duterte a mental...
China loan terms must be disclosed
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 8, 2018 - 12:00am
We the sovereign Filipino people” solemnly vowing in the preamble of our Constitution to “build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote...
Politically charged milieu unhealthy
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The Atmosphere must be so polluted with internecine politics that not a few readers asked me, after noticing my “Postscript” column missing last Thursday from its customary corner, if it has been censored...
With Carpio as OIC, SC is in good hands
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 1, 2018 - 12:00am
WE’VE not personally met either Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno or Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, but we’re among those who believe that the Supreme Court would be in good hands if Carpio,...
Can China defend South China Sea island bases?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 27, 2018 - 12:00am
CHINA has established military bases on islands built up in the South China Sea, including the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone, but can Beijing defend them in an armed conflict?
US on Duterte image: It’s all over media!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Has the American embassy just told President Rodrigo Duterte that any perception of his being a “threat to democracy” is a verdict of public opinion as reflected in the media and not a judgment of the...
Foreign bases ban: Is China exempted?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
THE BAN on foreign military bases is still in the Constitution (Article XVIII, Section 25), so we have been waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte to announce what he intends to do about China’s building bases...
All the President’s men rally for Bong Go
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
If the senate inquiry yesterday on the P15.7-billion frigates deal proved anything, it is not corruption, as wished for by detractors of President Rodrigo Duterte, but that presidential aide Christopher “Bong”...
If first to name a sea site, it’s yours?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The answer is No!
Duterte shot rang around the world
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Just as his stellar presence on the world media stage seemed to have waned, President Rodrigo Duterte regained this week his top position after he delivered another of his choice obscene quips laced with violence...
Duterte must explain loss of West Philippine Sea islets
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
HOW do we now repair the damage that President Rodrigo Duterte has inflicted on the country’s sovereign interest by his letting China develop into military outposts several maritime features in the Philippines’...
Let Bombardier fix MRT signaling
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
RATHER than get third parties with no track record or consortiums whose only asset is influence, the Department of Transportation went straight this week to the firm that designed, built and originally serviced the...
Phl world getting smaller with Du30
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
It was unfortunate that President Rodrigo Duterte turned down an invitation to join the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels in October just because he was afraid the top-level crowd there, he said, might look down...
Back to his native Cebuano tongue
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
UNTIL the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte dismisses it as another of those jokes, we take the Chief Executive’s announced decision for his native Cebuano to be the language used in Cabinet meetings to...
Was death due to,or despite, vaccine?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
We don’t normally comment on reports of fellow media men, but in the face of the alarming TV series of ABS-CBN on deaths being linked to the Dengvaxia vaccine, we ask if the deaths were due to the...
When gov’t itself retails ‘fake news’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
EVERYBODY is entitled to his opinion and his right to express it is constitutionally protected, subject only to the limitation that such expression does not unduly infringe on the rights of others.
All investors, not just Indians, warned
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 30, 2018 - 12:00am
TOO BAD the advisory of President Rodrigo Duterte for Indian investors to avoid Mindanao registered as a general alarm for all foreign businessmen to keep away from that troubled island, including Davao City.
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