COMMONSENSE
Hail to the Senate chief
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
If the closed-door caucus of Senators goes well today, Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III is expected to be installed as the new Senate chief to replace Senate president Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.
Bracing for water competition
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Or, was it nervous laughter over possible water shortage in Metro Manila not because of climate change but due to something else?
Embrace it
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
What is it in the “strongman” term that turns off President Rodrigo Duterte?
A job worth dying for?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) placed at 78,017,088 the total number of registered Filipino voters all over the Philippines.
Not lost after all
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Where is now the Comfort Women statue that was removed last month from Roxas Boulevard?
Not during his watch
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 9, 2018 - 12:00am
We learned from reports about the most recent visit last Monday of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu who frequently inspects the on-going rehabilitation works in Boracay Island....
Clueless politicians
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 7, 2018 - 12:00am
And the politicians are not helping because their approach is disruptive, if not destructive.
Still no end to ‘endo’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The labor groups felt the DOLE Secretary betrayed and allegedly “deceiving” them on “endo” issue that unified their ranks.
Job security
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 2, 2018 - 12:00am
For the nth time, President Rodrigo Duterte has promised to step down from office at Malacañang Palace even earlier than the end of his term on June 30, 2022.
Embracing peace
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Every peace-loving people on earth are surely elated up to now over the historic summit meeting last Thursday between the leaders of North and South Korea.
Turncoats, defectors, butterflies
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 27, 2018 - 12:00am
It was the first time to have Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III as guest in our Kapihan sa Manila Bay that we hold every Wednesday at the Cafe Adriatico along Remedios Circle in Malate.
Too many faux presidential spokesmen
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 25, 2018 - 12:00am
As a member of the Cabinet, each Department Secretary is considered as “alter ego” of the President and therefore can speak for and in behalf of their Chief Executive.
3 elections in 3 years in the Phl
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Many of the aspirants in the coming May 14 elections of new barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) may not have realized yet they would serve only for two years.
Non-partisan Comelec
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
For those eyeing to run for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14, you have until office hours today to file your individual certificates of candidacy at the offices of the Commission on Elections...
Sinister plot
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 18, 2018 - 12:00am
In our digital world today machines are configured to predict the intentions of a user through patterns of their choices.
Healing the wounds, finally
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
A few days after a public spontaneous declaration of his “love” for President Xi Jinping of China, President Rodrigo Duterte did another surprise act.
A vicious cycle of retribution
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Released in September last year from his Camp Crame detention cell in Quezon City, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada appeared for the first time in a full-blown media interaction in our regular Kapihan sa Manila Bay...
Sailing where the two seas meet
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Call it platonic love. That should perhaps best explain why a macho and a publicly known womanizer like President Rodrigo Duterte would declare his “love” for a fellow man in public.
Squabbling Duterte appointees
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 9, 2018 - 12:00am
But it’s been very clear. It’s no guarantee for job security.
#Save Boracay
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 6, 2018 - 12:00am
It all started sometime in January this year when Boracay residents took the initiative to call attention to the flooding problem that their famous island resort usually was lately experiencing.
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