February 21, 2020

We hope the President was playing his political cards well when he decided to severe diplomatic relations with the US government and scrapped totally the visiting forces agreement with the United States. The decision was made presumably by reason of the cancellation of...

February 6, 2020

The catastrophe brought about by the New Corona Virus (NCoV) has not only gained world wide attention but has instilled fear to most of us. Allegedly emanating from Wuhan, China where about four hundred ninety (490) persons have already died and more than twenty-three...

January 30, 2020

The death of NBA legend  Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna with seven others in a plane crash in Calabasas, California has  shaken the world of sports, including Filipino fans of the legend. All nine people who died in the crash were on their way to Mamba Sports Acad...

January 23, 2020

The print and broadcast media reports that Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa’s US visa was ordered cancelled by Washington, DC allegedly for human rights violation for the continued detention of Senator Leila De Lima. This did not come a surprise. It is common knowledge...

January 17, 2020

This column commiserates with the residents and victims  of the devastations by the havoc rendered as a consequence of the eruption of Taal volcano which practically wiped out the municipalities surrounding the volcano. As a consequence thousands of residents have been...

January 9, 2020

Last December 30, 2019, the entire Filipino nation celebrated the 123rd Death Commemoration of Dr. Jose P. Rizal. In Naga City, the Commemoration was held at the Rizal Monument at City Hall Compound. As Commander of the Knights of Rizal, this writer was among those who...

December 27, 2019

This coming December 30, the whole country will be celebrating the 123rd Death Commemoration of Dr. Jose P. Rizal. In Naga City, the celebration will be held at the Rizal Monument at at the Naga City Hall compound instead of at the Plaza Rizal Monument in downtown Naga...

December 13, 2019

As the 30th SEA games draws to its conclusion tonight with the colorful Parade of Nations, the whole country is at its euphoria as it celebrates a windfall of  149 gold medals and more bronze and silver medals with a total of about 530 medals all to its credit. In an i...

November 28, 2019

VP Leni Robredo had it coming when President Rodrigo R. Duterte expressed his distrust and lack of confidence on the former as drug czar and co-chairperson of Aaron Aquino in the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). Thus in our column last week we sugge...

November 21, 2019

After the 80th birthday anniversary celebration of my spouse Minda at the Villa Caceres Hotel on November 8, we traveled via Air Asia for a week’s family bonding to Macau. Macau is the Las Vegas of Asia with its opulent casinos and towering buildings. It is said that t...

November 7, 2019

In a live television interview last night Vice President Leni Robredo has accepted her designation by President Rodrigo R. Duterte as the Chairman of the Inter-Agency Drug Committee (ICLAD). As such, she becomes a member of President Duterte’s Cabinet and Co-Chairman o...

October 31, 2019

TOMORROW, November 1, all roads will lead to all public and private cemeteries as the whole country celebrates the traditional All Saints Day. For the past few days most of our countrymen are seen busy sprucing up grave sites of their loved ones. The following day is A...

October 24, 2019

As we write this column, the whole nation is mourning the death of a great man in the person of Nene Pimentel. He has just been deservedly honored with a necrological services by his colleague in the Senate where he served for many years both as an ordinary member and...

October 17, 2019

Naga now is a combination of its old charm and the new landscape we are presently enjoying. It is noteworthy that efforts have been exerted to preserve a quaint brick archway located at the corner of Panganiban approaching the bridge, which is a relic of the old Naga a...

October 3, 2019

THE Senate Blue Ribbon Committee’s investigation on the alleged meddling of PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde in the dismissal of 13 Pampanga policemen or the so called “Ninja” cops who were then under his charge has placed his character and personal reputation under fire. For...

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