Show some appreciation
by Boo Chanco - June 14, 2021 - 12:00am
After a year and a half of the pandemic, our health workers feel abused and unappreciated by the Duterte administration.
Servant leader
by Boo Chanco - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
The big problem with our politics is the dominance of political dynasties. Political bigwigs have made a family business out of public office.
Hearts and minds
by Boo Chanco - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Any election is a battle for the hearts and minds of the voters. From recent elections here and abroad, it seems voters have made up their hearts and minds way before the candidates were officially declared.
Filipino last?
by Boo Chanco - June 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The Filipino First policy, a legacy from our post WW2 politicians, resulted in the Philippines being relegated from second only to Japan, to last in our region of tiger economies. It was a policy that was used by...
Power failure
by Boo Chanco - June 4, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s like Nero fiddling while Rome was burning. The energy secretary was in Cebu playing politics while the Luzon grid was suffering power brownouts.
Duterte KOs Pacquiao?
by Boo Chanco - June 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Manny Pacquiao, at age 42, is set to fight 31-year-old Earl Spence Jr. on Aug. 21 in Las Vegas. It will be Manny’s 72nd professional fight.
The trolls have it
by Boo Chanco - May 31, 2021 - 12:00am
As we approach the starting gate for the 2022 election, it seems the group with the most effective trolls will elect the next president of the Philippines.
Not over until it is
by Boo Chanco - May 28, 2021 - 12:00am
They are taking off their face masks in many parts of the United States and 60 percent of adults have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC.
Ayuda for cronies?
by Boo Chanco - May 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The claimed intention is laudable, as always. The House passed the so-called GUIDE bill that will supposedly help distressed micro, small, and medium enterprises recover from the pandemic’s effect.
Essential public transportation
by Boo Chanco - May 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The other week, DOTr Secretary Art Tugade gave an extensive report on the progress of his major projects in a Zoom meeting with the Management Association of the Philippines. It was impressive. Finally, we are ...
Is China losing Duterte?
by Boo Chanco - May 21, 2021 - 12:00am
With Duterte, you can never be sure if he is joking, indulging in theatrics or dead serious when it’s about China. He blows hot and cold.
Herd immunity by Christmas
by Boo Chanco - May 19, 2021 - 12:00am
It is good to dream big, but the people must be told how the government plans to make this dream happen.
Vax process needs improvement
by Boo Chanco - May 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Beyond the need for more vax centers, DOH and LGUs must improve the process they are currently using. If not, people will be discouraged to take their shots or be more exposed to infection while trying to get p...
Mega vax center
by Boo Chanco - May 14, 2021 - 12:00am
It is a tempest in a teapot. I am not a fan of this administration’s COVID response. But when they want to do something right, we should cheer them on.
Transport service contracting
by Boo Chanco - May 12, 2021 - 12:00am
It has been about 500 days since we have been under lockdown. That sounds like a long time to be cocooned in our caves.
Ivermectin study to take a while
by Boo Chanco - May 10, 2021 - 12:00am
There is a groundswell for fast approval of Ivermectin for use in COVID cases because people are frustrated and afraid.
Now, more than ever
by Boo Chanco - May 7, 2021 - 12:00am
UNESCO led the world last Monday in celebrating World Press Freedom Day. Last Wednesday marked the day ABS-CBN was shut down by Duterte a year ago.
Politics of Ivermectin
by Boo Chanco - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
It is a worrisome day when politicians start dictating to bureaucrats charged with responsibilities that are supposed to be exclusively science-based.
COVID-19 and the strongmen
by Boo Chanco - May 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The invisible virus is making fools out of strongmen leaders of nations. Yet, the strongmen refuse to get the message that dealing with the virus requires sticking to the science and putting politics aside.
It’s all in the air
by Boo Chanco - April 30, 2021 - 12:00am
When the number of COVID cases soared here some weeks ago, whole households were getting infected, including the older folks who don’t even go out of the house.
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