COMMONSENSE
Build, Build, Build better than PPP?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte should take heed of the recent review done by the Commission on Audit on government projects offered under private-public partnership schemes.
Political stock falls, rises with rice
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Presidents of the Philippines who have come and gone in office at Malacañang Palace have one thing in common – he or she makes as a priority policy to ensure rice at affordable price is always available...
GPS on Philippine foreign policy
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 15, 2018 - 12:00am
GPS is a satellite-based navigation system that works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, with no subscription fees or setup charges.
Reactive instead of proactive
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 13, 2018 - 12:00am
When tropical storm “Domeng” first entered the Philippines as a low pressure area last June 5, it has poured heavy rains in our country.
Latest Palace protocols
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Cabinet Secretariat was tasked to make sure the latest Palace “protocols” are followed and complied with.
At random
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 8, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s back to classroom again for some 27 million pupils and students in elementary and high schools all over the country. As in the years past, the same old problems marked the first day in school.
No plates available
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 6, 2018 - 12:00am
On the way to work and stuck in slow-moving traffic last Monday, I happened to listen to the phone-patch interview of Land Transportation Office chairman Edgar Galvante over dzRH radio station.
A cop’s cop
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 4, 2018 - 12:00am
More than a month after he was named to become the country’s top cop, newly installed Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde began last Friday the reshuffle of the organization starting...
Still in the pocket
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 1, 2018 - 12:00am
In no uncertain terms, President Rodrigo Duterte vowed anew to avoid war as much as possible if only to preserve the Filipino nation.
‘Runaway TRAIN’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Since January 1 this year when the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law took effect, its impact to consumer prices has gathered so much steam, so to speak.
Right to hold public office
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Last May 11, the Supreme Court (SC) granted the quo warranto petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from office on the basis of an invalid appointment. Of 15 SC justices, nine found Sereno guilty for...
Lawfare, not warfare, in South China Sea
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Former National Security Adviser Roilo Golez has found an ingenious buzzword to stir up the sense of nationalism, if not patriotism of Filipinos.
‘New normal’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is the third and last day of the World Bank Climate Investment Fund-Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Conference being held here at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Mandaluyong City.
Hail to the Senate chief
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
If the closed-door caucus of Senators goes well today, Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III is expected to be installed as the new Senate chief to replace Senate president Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.
Bracing for water competition
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Or, was it nervous laughter over possible water shortage in Metro Manila not because of climate change but due to something else?
Embrace it
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
What is it in the “strongman” term that turns off President Rodrigo Duterte?
A job worth dying for?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) placed at 78,017,088 the total number of registered Filipino voters all over the Philippines.
Not lost after all
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Where is now the Comfort Women statue that was removed last month from Roxas Boulevard?
Not during his watch
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 9, 2018 - 12:00am
We learned from reports about the most recent visit last Monday of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu who frequently inspects the on-going rehabilitation works in Boracay Island....
Clueless politicians
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 7, 2018 - 12:00am
And the politicians are not helping because their approach is disruptive, if not destructive.
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