COMMONSENSE
VFA not dead yet
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
It would seem like a reversal of roles. What is taking place between the Senate of the 18th Congress and Malacanang on the issue of abrogating the Visiting Forces Agreement between the United States and the Philippines...
From B+ to A-
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Saturday, Moody’s Investors Service was the latest to upgrade the credit rating of the Philippines. Moody’s, for short, rated the Philippines at BBB investment grade.
Deadly letters
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The ASF has spread in the same way the COVID-19 did from animal-to-human transmission – through travel and transport of people and goods.
The ‘economics’ of nCoV
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Identified as the epicenter of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease, or nCoV for short, China reported to the World Health Organization that there are currently 42,638 total cases of infection...
‘Made from China’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
More likely than not, the incidence and mortality of infection from the 2019 novel corona virus acute respiratory disease, or nCoV for short, will continue to be on the rising trend. It might get worse before it...
When science and politics clash
by Marichu Villanueva - February 7, 2020 - 12:00am
But at times, I must add, these fields of science can complement each other on overlapping concerns.
Safety first
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Travelling abroad especially via airplane has become a risky undertaking during these times of global-scale spread of a highly contagious novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease, or 2019-nCoV for short. According...
The ‘gold standard’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 3, 2020 - 12:00am
What many Filipino smokers flippantly ignore is smoking-related diseases.
‘UnSmoke’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 31, 2020 - 12:00am
“If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you smoke, quit. If you don’t quit, change.
Health and taxes
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Geneva – Before we left Manila, President Rodrigo Duterte finally signed Republic Act (RA) 11467.
The VFA card
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 27, 2020 - 12:00am
But where did the termination of the VFA come from?
Don’t panic
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 24, 2020 - 12:00am
So there is no need for undue panic, Duque assuaged us over this latest health scare.
Urgency of DDR
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
If the Almighty God allows, the 304-strong House of Representatives of the 18th Congress are set to hold their session today at the Batangas City Convention Center in response to the needs of the people who are currently...
The ‘Jo-Koy’ in all of us Pinoys
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Barzaga can check this out when that news came out at The STAR last month: https://www.philstar.com/nation/2019/12/02/1973465/taal-volcano-showing-signs-activity
Justice is not sacrificed
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
“The President has pointed out he could not prevent private groups like anti-graft advocates and other affected parties to sue them,” the Justice Secretary ex-plained.
Ashfall-look
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
It is really distressing to see many of our countrymen were caught by surprise when Taal Volcano suddenly went into eruptive stage.
Just asking
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
While people were on gift-giving mode for the Christmas holiday season, the monstrous traffic jams and gridlocks in many shopping mall areas have made courier services lucrative ventures.
‘He said… she said’ word war
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
This is the link to her ICAD report: https://www.scribd.com/embeds/441844548/content?start page=1
Rosy picture but…
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine peso appreciated back to the P50: US $1 level on Monday, posting a gain of 16 centavos to close at P50.93: $1 from last Friday’s trading finish of P51.09: $1.
Partial ban?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The latest case of Filipina domestic worker Jeanelyn Villavende who recently died due to maltreatment and abuse by her employer in Kuwait could be the last straw to break the camel’s back, euphemistically...
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