COMMONSENSE
Senate vindicated, and how
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 30, 2020 - 12:00am
If there is one piece of legislative work that they do in Congress, Senate president Vicente “Tito” Sotto III vouches for each of the committee report that comes out from their “inquiry in aid of...
Throw the book vs the crooks
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 28, 2020 - 12:00am
It is tragic the cases of the 2019 coronavirus disease fatalities in the Philippines have already breached the 7,000-mark on Monday.
No longer in the red
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
For more than two weeks now, the Philippine Red Cross suspended its laboratory testing services to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.
‘Preserve and protect’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
In the nationwide mobile phone survey done from Sept. 17 to 20 by the Social Weather Stations, 46% of respondents felt as “inadequate” the government’s assistance to many Filipino workers who lost...
No Christmas parties, only mall sales
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Major store establishments all over the country led by the popular ShoeMart and the Ayala chain of malls have already dressed up their facades for the Yule season sales ahead.
Anti-red tape in crisis law
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
We have imbibed from our Chinese ancestors the philosophy that every crisis has also opportunities to do good or get better.
United front
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
While Italy, France, Spain, United Kingdom, and other European states are reportedly experiencing a second wave of the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic, our government officials believe the Philippines will not...
It ain’t over yet
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
As expected, the Speakership battle took turn for the worse in a “rump” session last Monday. It was held away from the august halls of the 18th Congress in Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City. Specifically,...
Unspoken message
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Indeed, the 91% approval and trust ratings are unprecedented for a sitting President and it was only the former Davao City Mayor who did it in this lifetime.
Son and father team
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 9, 2020 - 12:00am
A very important law approved in 2018 could be largely credited to how Filipino workers, or the Philippine economy as a whole, are able to absorb the shock of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 pandemic.
Take-off problems
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 7, 2020 - 12:00am
While our nation is in the middle of trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 pandemic, we are comforted by the fact it has not stopped the other vital priorities from being pursued...
‘Ayuda’ for COVID-19 babies
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Logically, these babies under two years old were spawned in our country during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 pandemic.
A change to better commuting behavior
by Marichu A. Villanueva - October 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The first two days of the return of provincial buses back on the roads of Metro Manila albeit on 12 routes only understandably turned out slow and low. It could hardly jumpstart back to life the moribund public transport...
Vested interests at play
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 30, 2020 - 12:00am
From all angles, we have seen the continuing effects of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 pandemic in every facet of our lives in the Philippines and the rest of the world.
Stare at the face of the enemy
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 28, 2020 - 12:00am
But this unseen enemy continues to spread at the least expected place like our homes.
DITO is here to stay
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Even before the supposed third telecommunication company or telco for short could go online, a self-proclaimed fourth telco announced last week its entry into the country’s telco industry.
Metro Manila Mayors step up to the plate
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
In the next two weeks, classes in all elementary and high schools both in private and public schools will definitely start on Oct. 5.
Dis-connect to public service
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 21, 2020 - 12:00am
As expected, President Rodrigo Duterte extended the period of the state of calamity throughout the Philippines due to coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 for short.
A sort of COVID-19 ‘test’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Among the 16 cities and one municipality comprising the national capital region, the city government of Paranaque can very well claim as succeeding in its campaign to contain the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease,...
More tragic than COVID-19
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
If there is one consoling view we learn from the continuing public health crisis spawned by the 2019 coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is the fact that it has not spared even the rich, bigger and more powerful...
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