Full report needed on China intrusion
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - May 22, 2018 - 12:00am
It is high time President Rodrigo Duterte explained to the nation his reticence in confronting China on its military encroachment in the West Philippine Sea, instead of merely repeating his cop-out remark that he...
Is Duterte a traitor or plain pragmatist?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Is President Rodrigo Duterte a traitor, a tuta (lapdog) of China, or simply a pragmatist trying to get the most of a delicate situation?
Filipino maids given better Kuwait deal
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs deserves credit for winning crucial concessions for Filipino “household service workers” in Kuwait with the signing Friday of an agreement with that Gulf state for monitoring...
Just lost a battle? Keep faith, fight on!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
To those who feel dejected with the Supreme Court’s shaky decision (8-6, arguably could be 3-6) removing Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, we pass on some thoughts culled from an Ignatian Reflection about being...
Playing solo, Duterte sure to lose to China
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
THE ALARMING transformation of the West Philippine Sea into a security flashpoint with military outposts bristling with missiles should jolt President Rodrigo Duterte into abandoning the naïve notion that he...
Can Duterte say no to the Red Dragon?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
WHEN will President Rodrigo Duterte wake up to the security threats posed by the escalating military presence of China in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone? When and where will he draw the line –...
DFA amateur hour over for Cayetano?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
CAREER officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs have decided to save the premier department from the amateurs led by Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano whose management, they said, has been marked by gross...
Will Duterte keep his word to Labor?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - May 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Will President Rodrigo Duterte announce today firm official action making good his outstanding commitments to Labor?
Constitution out, China’s goodies in
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - April 22, 2018 - 12:00am
So what do we do – go to war?
Wanted: SC that’s truly independent
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am
WE invite Supreme Court justices to note the case of James Dimaya, a Filipino immigrant whose deportation from the United States was effectively stopped Monday by a 5-4 vote of the US federal Supreme Court.
Boracay awaiting master rehab plan
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
BORACAY island, a national treasure in danger of losing its allure because of decades of abuse, is still waiting for a master rehabilitation plan – while a confused administration jumps from one idea to a...
The happy presence of Pinoys worldwide
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
This being Sunday, we share an open letter to Filipinos of Steve Ray, a Baptist Protestant who had converted to a Roman Catholic.
Playing high stakes in game with China
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte continued to bet big in a high-stakes game with President Xi Jinping of China in their latest round at the Boao Forum for Asia held in Hainan, the province claiming jurisdiction over the...
Frustrated netizen writes to 16 million Duterte voters
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am
We share below an open letter of netizen Gege Cruz pouring out in social media her disgust with the 16 million voters who handed the presidency to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in 2016.
End NAIA capacity, efficiency troubles
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - April 8, 2018 - 12:00am
We’ve come upon a proposed answer to the overcrowding and inefficiency problems plaguing the Ninoy Aquino International Airport – at no cost to the government and without having to expropriate more land,...
Gag Leni, Bongbong on VP poll recount
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - April 5, 2018 - 12:00am
ALL PARTIES to the election protest filed against Vice President Leni Robredo by defeated candidate Bongbong Marcos should be ordered by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal to stop arguing the case outside the ...
No need to talk dirty like Duterte
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - April 3, 2018 - 12:00am
While there is not much we can do to stop President Rodrigo Duterte from cursing and spouting obscenities in his speeches, we plain folk can hold back from imitating his sometimes vulgar language in our social media...
Tired Filipinos long for Easter Sunday
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - April 1, 2018 - 12:00am
I want to burst forth this Easter Sunday morning with joyous alleluias welcoming the liberating news that Christ has risen and by His resurrection signaled true reformation among us – but I can’t.
Protect riders’ data in Uber-Grab deal
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Government regulatory agencies should step in quickly to protect riders of Uber Systems Inc. as it merges operations with Grab Holdings Inc. under an acquisition deal sealed on Sunday.
Betrayal: Is it fate or human frailty?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The gospel today, Holy Tuesday, tells of Judas Iscariot’s impending betrayal of Christ, selling his master to the authorities for 30 pieces of silver just hours after He had gathered the apostles for their...
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