COMMONSENSE
Better than inutile FOI
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. is no stranger to controversy.
Being a Marcos
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
But only 12 senatorial wannabes can make it in the magic winning circle.
How not to run airports
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
There is much to be said about undertaking reforms needed to improve and update the rules, regulations and procedures in the conduct of audit on government transactions.
Stronger hands vs corruption
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
After a month-long Christmas break, lawmakers of the 17th Congress are back in session starting today.
Is there sense in common towers?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Long before he could assume his post in the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte, Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II may face loyalty test as Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications...
If ain’t broke…
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The Traslación in January 2012 is the recorded longest ever held procession in the history of this annual celebration.
Ironic twist of events
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Friday, three United States (US) Marines soldiers were stopped and held by authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal-3 for non-declaration of the ammunition they brought with them...
Good news, bad news on first week of 2019
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 4, 2019 - 12:00am
And the latest good news is a new round of big-time oil price rollback projected this weekend at the earliest.
Spoilers of peace
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The third Mindanao-wide martial law remained in effect starting yesterday, January 1 and will last until December 31, 2019.
New Year’s wishes for 2019
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 31, 2018 - 12:00am
But since this is just a special provision of the TRAIN law, it applies only to these three selected types of drugs and medicines.
Local political ‘terrorists’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Two Congressmen, both incumbent members of the 17th Congress, figured one after the other at incidents of “political terrorism,” the first of which ended in death.
Second chances
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Days before Christmas, a social media post of an incident of bullying on a hapless young student by a fellow student within school premises stirred fire and brimstone in the Jesuit-run Ateneo High School.
Unsolicited Christmas wishes
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The Associated Press (AP) reported a partial shutdown of the American federal government took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet the demand of US President Donald Trump to provide funds for “$5...
A la Boracay Manila Bay rehab
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Long before President Rodrigo Duterte called the seawaters of Boracay as “cesspool” in describing one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, another famous landmark in the Philippines...
Unstirred by Catriona Gray’s win
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 19, 2018 - 12:00am
There was notably a huge increase in foreign portfolio investments that entered the Philippines last month.
No joke from DiokNo
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
When push comes to shove, embattled Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno showed he is no pushover.
PNR: Pinabayaan National Railways
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 14, 2018 - 12:00am
What is happening to the state-run Philippine National Railways (PNR)? I ended up asking this question at the end of the litany of woes poured out by union leaders headed by Edgar Bilayon, president of the Bagong...
Hear, hear, the bells are here
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 11, 2018 - 12:00am
For once, there is overwhelming unanimity in the national jubilation when three Balangiga bells – spirited out of a war-ravaged town of Samar as war trophy during the Philippine-American war – were finally...
Wanted: Construction workers
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
From the results of the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) being regularly done by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), it showed the country’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.1% in October.
Rebuilding from ground up
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am
There is strength in numbers, as one popular cliché goes.
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