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...

September 26, 2019

LT. GEN. Ronnie Evangelista tendered his resignation as PMA Superintendent, citing command responsibility over the death of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio. Alongside Commandant of Cadets Brigadier General Bartolome Vicente Bacarro, he held high the banners of integr...

September 19, 2019

WE write this column as we celebrate the 2019 Feast of the Virgin of Penafrancia. Last Friday’s traditional “Traslacion” was celebrated and witnessed by thousands of devotees from all over the region and other parts of the country. My family was at the East and West Fu...

September 12, 2019

FOR THE next two weeks all roads will be leading to Naga City as thousands of devotees of our Lady of Penafrancia make their annual pilgrimage to celebrate her feast day. This coming Friday will be the traditional “Traslacion” where the images of our “Ina” and the Divi...

September 5, 2019

In a live interview over ANC earlier this evening, President Rodrigo R. Duterte revealed in the presence of members of his Cabinet and representatives of both the television, broadcast and print media in a press conference in Malacanang that he has ordered the resignat...

August 29, 2019

AS WE write this column we read print and broadcast media reports about former Sandiganbayan Justice Harriet Demetriou expressing her strong opposition to the possible release from detention of former Mayor Antonio Sanchez allegedly on Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA...

August 22, 2019

AS WE wrote this column, we were celebrating the 23rd death anniversary of the late Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. He was assassinated while disembarking from a Taiwanese flight at then Manila International Airport.

After years of exile in the US, he chose to return ho...

August 15, 2019

THE opening today of the new dumpsite at Barangay San Isidro is a welcome development for the City of Naga. This means that the city administration under incumbent Mayor Nelson Legacion will abandon the use of the Balatas dumpsite which the city government has been usi...

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