COMMONSENSE
Right on the mark
by Marichu Villanueva - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
More or less, this is the same tact taken by President Duterte.
Paying for PNoy legacy
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Catastrophic flooding, landslides and other calamities brought by the recent typhoons have once again directed government attention to illegal logging, mining and other activities that violated environmental regulations...
Beg, borrow, not steal
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
As the father of the nation, President Duterte had to eat the humble pie to save as many Filipinos from COVID-19.
Dick and Harry still looking for Tom
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 20, 2020 - 12:00am
“I fix the problem. I do not fix the blame,” Sen. Gordon quipped.
Same old, same old
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 18, 2020 - 12:00am
In the ongoing Senate plenary deliberations of the proposed 2021 budget, the Senators found out the government have at least P1 trillion in cash.
On top of the roofs
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
In fact, the NDRRMC sends irksome mobile phone alerts that could either rouse you from deep sleep or startle you to death.
The newest ‘czar’ vs corruption
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 13, 2020 - 12:00am
If there is someone in the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte who can keep him in check from meting out extra-legal punishment, it appears to be Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.
Spoilers to anti-red tape
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 11, 2020 - 12:00am
After all, the PCC’s action can either make or break billion-peso deals that could help revive our ravaged economy.
Reinventing the DOTr
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 9, 2020 - 12:00am
So Tugade has the distinction of being the “first” secretary of the DOTr.
Tugade’s A.I.R. in DOTr
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 6, 2020 - 12:00am
When the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic reached our country earlier this year, many of us have become hypochondriac, if not paranoid, over this deadly virus. So much so, we now follow the so-called “7 Commandments”...
A nation of task forces
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Still struggling with the ongoing 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic, our country is once again battling with “killer” typhoons that perennially pass through our islands.
Rody to Ombudsman: Do your job
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 2, 2020 - 12:00am
When it rains, it pours as one popular saying goes.
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,...
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