The pains of the ‘new normal’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 20, 2023 - 12:00am
From the March 15, 2020 start of lockdown, our country has indeed moved on gradually forward. In fact, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. saw it fit and without risk to the entire Filipino nation...
City of San Juan after Wuhan
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 17, 2023 - 12:00am
By March 15 of this year, all the Metro Manila local legislative councils, or the Sangguniang Bayan were supposed to come out with their respective amended ordinances to implement unified fines and penalties in the...
Empowered women in Congress
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 15, 2023 - 12:00am
In the most recent history of the Philippine Senate, it is in the 19th Congress that has the most number of women Senators.
Rightsizing right now
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 13, 2023 - 12:00am
As a former president and chief operating officer in at least two major airline companies, we could only imagine the horror of Department of Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista dealing with the New Year’s...
‘King of the road’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 10, 2023 - 12:00am
For one, what does “consolidation” means?
Get tough, Mr. President
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 8, 2023 - 12:00am
In less than a month, there were at least four assassination cases of local politicians. All four were not related to each other.
‘Men of conviction’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 6, 2023 - 12:00am
Without aid of prepared speech, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. spoke endearingly to Cebuanos about the campaign promises he made before them in the last May 9, 2022 elections.
‘Bato’man & Robin’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 3, 2023 - 12:00am
“Baka dalawa na lang kami matira ni Sen. Padilla,” Dela Rosa quipped.The House of Representatives of the 19th Congress approved on Tuesday night the proposed “hybrid” Constitutional Convention...
No scare value to scammers
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 1, 2023 - 12:00am
“Getting missed calls from unknown numbers? Think twice before calling back as it might be the ‘one-ring and cut’ scam.
‘Republic of Importations’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 27, 2023 - 12:00am
The prices of fuel and food products were already on the spiral as the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte winded down from office on June 30 last year.
Robinhood’s Cha-cha: ‘Inshallah’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Asked how soon could Cha-cha finally take off, Padilla retorted: “Inshallah,” (if Allah wills, or GCall it propitious we had a Muslim convert Senator Robinhood Padilla as featured guest at our Kapihan...
Stone-cold silence
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 22, 2023 - 12:00am
It is worth waiting how the present administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will observe the 37th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution this week.
Costly botched project
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Sadly, up to now we – taxpayers – are still paying for the costly P18.7-billion Laguna Lake project that got botched in 2011.
Stuck in the pipelines
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 17, 2023 - 12:00am
For so long a time already, the dam project has gotten stuck at the pipelines over and over again.
Triad or Quad vs one bully
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Back from his five-day official visit to Japan, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. once again is under fire from both friends and foes as well, as expected.
Inactive Public Service Act
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 13, 2023 - 12:00am
However, the PSA has yet to be fully implemented since its enactment last year.
‘ Trust’ issues
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Through these years, however, “trust” issues have bedeviled the past Cha-cha attempts, Carlos and Teves conceded.
The vicious cycle in politics
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 8, 2023 - 12:00am
The political party system in the Philippines is in a constant state of flux.
Solving water resource issues
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 6, 2023 - 12:00am
“We have to bring them (various water agencies) together so that they areAs Malacañang first announced it last week, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is set to issue an Executive...
Whole of government must fight smuggling
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Government authorities credit much the military’s succeeding to reduce the communist ranks in the countryside to the “whole of government” approach.
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