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SENTINEL
The crabby spox
by Ramon T. Tulfo - September 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Harry Roque is the only presidential spokesman who is petulant, ill-tempered, grouchy and crabby.
Eleazar for senator?
by Ramon T. Tulfo - September 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo “Guilor” Eleazar, who retires in two months, is probably the only Philippine National Police chief who has visited far-flung police outposts in the country in such a short tim...
Sara’s party
by Ramon T. Tulfo - September 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio recently said that the party she formed, Hugpong ng Pagbabago, won’t support the possible tandem of Bong Go-Digong Duterte.
Preacher or graft-buster?
by Ramon T. Tulfo - September 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Samuel R. Martires is probably the most incompetent and do-nothing tribune of the people since the Office of the Ombudsman was created in 1988.
MMCQ
by Ramon T. Tulfo - September 11, 2021 - 12:00am
“There is no Michael Yang here,” one of the occupants of the house on 19 Narra Avenue, Forbes Park, a billionaires’ village, in Makati City told Senate subpoena servers.
When doctors complain
by Ramon T. Tulfo - September 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Doctors are panicking over the continuous surge of COVID-19 cases in the country.
Advice from an ‘unofficial adviser’
by Ramon T. Tulfo - September 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Red Cross is not a government agency and, therefore, not subject to audit by the Commission on Audit.
More than heroes
by Ramon T. Tulfo - September 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Health care workers – doctors, nurses, nursing aides and other hospital staff – are not “heroes” as the grateful public describes them.
EQ vs IQ
by Ramon T. Tulfo - September 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The names of the 10 topnotchers in the 2021 Bar examinations will no longer be announced.
Family feud
by Ramon T. Tulfo - August 31, 2021 - 12:00am
The quarrel between President Digong and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, has been grist for the rumor mill in a country where gossip is a national pastime.
Reconsider accepting Afghan refugees
by Ramon T. Tulfo - August 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Since President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte has accepted the PDP-Laban party’s nomination as vice presidential candidate in the 2022 election, Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go may soon...
Everybody loves a winner
by Ramon T. Tulfo - August 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Manny Pacquiao put up a good fight against Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas, a much younger and, therefore, faster opponent.
A very sound proposal
by Ramon T. Tulfo - August 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion has a very sound proposal that needs to be considered by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Efficient distribution
by Ramon T. Tulfo - August 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Why was the distribution of ayuda (financial aid) to the populace given back to local government units from remittance centers?
DOH in the hot seat
by Ramon T. Tulfo - August 19, 2021 - 12:00am
“You will be assured that no money went into corruption. None of it was stolen. I am sure of that,” Duque told interviewers.
Pay up, PhilHealth
by Ramon T. Tulfo - August 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The government-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. has been ordered by Malacañang to settle its debts with some hospitals, so they can better treat COVID-19 patients.
It’s about time
by Ramon T. Tulfo - August 14, 2021 - 12:00am
The super expensive watch that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III wore during a congressional hearing early this year should have set off alarm bells even then.
Herd immunity in three years?
by Ramon T. Tulfo - August 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The government’s efforts to vaccinate a huge number of people seem to be falling short of the expectation that the country would attain herd immunity by December.
Arrival nightmare
by Ramon T. Tulfo - August 10, 2021 - 12:00am
What my friends, Joey and Donna Sarasola, went through along with other arriving passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport was bureaucratic hell.
Funding for ECQ aid
by Ramon T. Tulfo - August 7, 2021 - 12:00am
“Gov’t scrambles to find funding for ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) aid,” shouted a banner headline of another newspaper.
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