COMMONSENSE
Who owns and runs this ‘meet-me’ room?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The glitches and bugs that conked the vote counting machines (VCMs) out and the ensuing almost seven hours of data outage in the transparency server when the national canvassing started right after the polling precincts...
Vicious cycle of distrust
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Barely two days after the holding of our country’s national and local polls, many candidates who believed they could win – as expected – decried alleged cheating for their loss in last Monday’s...
‘Bilang Pilipino’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
For the past two days, we had our own “Bilang Pilipino” 2019 at OneNews Phl coverage of the events that transpired during our mid-term elections held all over our country.
E-day
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
This is it. There is no more turning back for all the senatorial candidates and thousands more of aspirants in today’s mid-term elections.
Bikoy reloaded
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 10, 2019 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte is not a candidate in the coming May 13 elections. But he has gotten the brunt of the brickbats as the campaign period winds down.
Take-or-pay
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 8, 2019 - 12:00am
It is indeed a welcome news that, amid a reported tight power supply situation that has caused blackouts last month in Metro Manila, the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will implement a 27 centavo per kilowatt hour...
For the fund of it
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am
On the eve of Labor Day last week, a petition seeking to raise by an additional P710 on top of the present P537 a day minimum wage in Metro Manila was filed before the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board...
The absentee President
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am
For the third year in office of President Rodrigo Duterte, several organized workers’ groups were disappointed, to say the least, that the Chief Executive has again snubbed the traditional Labor Day breakfast...
Fear-mongering
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am
A few days before we join today the international community in the observance of Labor Day, it would have been a very welcome message – even good news, in fact – about some 21,000 prospective new jobs...
Duck, cover and hold, not to ‘shake, rattle and roll’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
After a long while, we had our latest experience with very strong earthquake in Metro Manila when magnitude 6.1 shook us into initial shock and then into panic mode.
The heat is on
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
With more or less two weeks left in the official campaign period under the timetable set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the heat of competition in the forthcoming May 13 electoral contests has palpably...
Jolting moments
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 24, 2019 - 12:00am
If we are to believe claims by the opposition and administration critics, Chinese-owned establishments have supposedly taken over the island resort of Boracay now that it’s back to business.
The miracle of vetoed budget
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
In keeping perhaps with the solemnity of the Holy Week just past, President Rodrigo Duterte did away the traditional signing ceremonies for the controversial 2019 budget bill with the usual presence of leaders and...
Erap’s legacy in Manila
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 17, 2019 - 12:00am
On the observance of Palm Sunday, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle called upon the Filipino faithful to spend the Holy Week reflecting on the passion of Jesus Christ. Palm Sunday kicks off the observation...
More islands to discover
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
As far as Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is aware of, our archipelago has grown.
Food trips could drive growth of Philippines tourism
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 12, 2019 - 12:00am
On April 13 last year, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation 469 that declared April of each year as the “Filipino Food Month” to recognize and preserve the country’s culinary tradition....
Air traffic
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 10, 2019 - 12:00am
We are supposed to be expecting a long haul of dry period as our country entered the summer season earlier.
A tale behind two appointees
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Like a ghost of the past, President Rodrigo Duterte is being hounded anew by the questioned bank deposits allegedly in the millions of pesos and separate dollar accounts that were allegedly not declared in his statement...
Is the Philippines ready for 5G?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Is the Philippines ready for 5G, or the fifth generation mobile communications?
The real red alert
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 3, 2019 - 12:00am
There is actually no reason for public panic over the latest “yellow alert” issued by the National Grid Corp. (NGCP) in their Luzon-serviced areas grid.
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