What makes Rody angry, happy
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
With his administration nearing two-years old already, President Rodrigo Duterte admits he still could not shed off his “temperament of a small-town mayor.”
‘Constructive notice’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Typical of his style of leadership President Rodrigo Duterte stirred public debates here and abroad when he announced his decision to withdraw the Philippines from the Rome Statute Treaty.
The kind of S.O.B.
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am
From the beginning when he first assumed office in June 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte conceded he could not – and would not – break off from making curses that punctuate his extemporaneous speeche...
Reds’ tag as FTO
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
If there is one thing President Rodrigo Duterte could be criticized of is his seeming flip-flop on the issue whether to pursue or not the peace talks with communist groups in the Philippines.
Philippine Rise to spur blue economy
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Aside from Molave Spur and Narra Spur, there would soon be Acacia, Apitong, and other popular native trees in our country that would be used to name undersea features of the 13-million hectare Philippine Rise. ...
No serene exit
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Solicitor General Jose Calida filed last Monday a petition before the Supreme Court to challenge the legality of the appointment made by former President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III who picked then associate...
Israel and the Philippines
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Our country marked the 60th anniversary of its signing the Treaty of Friendship with the State of Israel. It was observed last week.
Dengvaxia politicized from the start
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 2, 2018 - 12:00am
While the controversy over the Dengvaxia vaccine continues to rage, the Department of Health reported there are now 10,980 dengue cases recorded nationwide as of yesterday’s official count.
Holidays and leaves
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 28, 2018 - 12:00am
There are several bills currently pending before the 17th Congress, all proposing to grant additional vacation leaves on all workers and employees in both government and private sectors.
Presidential dynasties
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The late president Ferdinand Marcos had the longest term of all presidents of the country.
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The last stage to seek justice is at hand for the thousands of human rights victims who claimed having suffered in the hands of martial law administrators during the dark days of the Marcos regime in our countr...
Fired by text
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Cabinet members of President Rodrigo Duterte made a show of force last Monday at the Senate when they circled the wagon to fellow Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go.
Rody’s travel restrictions
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
After more than two weeks of official travels abroad, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is back in the Philippines.
The USB mystery
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
In the last public hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on the alleged Dengvaxia-related death causes, Senator Richard Gordon called attention to a questionable transaction by a government official in one...
The last straw that broke the camel’s back
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
It was in 1974 when the late Labor Minister Blas Ople first implemented the overseas employment program during the martial law regime in our country.
Wagging the dog
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
To “wag the dog” means to purposely divert attention from what would otherwise be of greater importance, to something else of lesser significance.
Bangsamoro Basic Law OK before Duterte’s next SONA
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, whose family originally hailed from Negros and migrated to Bukidnon, counts himself and the rest of their clan as Mindanaoans by heart.
Big babies
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
While there maybe a flurry of controversies and scandals being looked into by the 17th Congress, the Senators quietly approved on third and final reading last Monday the proposed bill that would effectively reduce...
Junkyard for pricey cars
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
With his mind made up already, President Rodrigo Duterte is bent to destroy tomorrow several luxury vehicles that were smuggled into the country to avoid payment of duties and other taxes.
Mayon’s steam
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Tolentino finds himself strongly connected with these two most active volcanoes in the Philippines.
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