October 16, 2020

At last, the long standing speakership dispute in the House of Representatives between Congressmen Alan Peter Cayetano of Taguig, Rizal and Lord Alan Velasco of Marinduque has finally ended with the latter garnering 187 votes as against Cayetano’s 146. The dispute eman...

October 9, 2020

Education is the basic function of the state. There is also the often repeated saying “it takes a village to educate as child.” This only punctuates the fact that the home, community, school, people and institutions exert their imprint within their respective level of...

October 2, 2020

We are writing this column as the House of Representatives comes to a vote on whether or not to accept the resignation of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano as House speaker. In an emotional speech before his House colleagues he traced his political career from his humble beg...

September 25, 2020

Did it ever occur to us that the worldwide pandemic which we are experiencing may be one of God’s means of reducing the ever increasing worldwide population? From China which is refuted to be the most populated country in the world to India which follows China in terms...

September 18, 2020

Will it be one (1) meter, .75 meter, .5 meter or .3 meter? This is raging controversy which has preoccupied our health authorities as the Duterte administration issued an order allowing more passengers in the transport sector in Metro Manila and in hotels, business est...

September 12, 2020

Claiming the absolute exercise of Presidential power, President Rodrigo R. Duterte extended to Joseph Scott Pemberton full pardon thus expediting his release from detention at Camp Aguinaldo. This came as a surprise to everyone especially the family of his murder victi...

September 4, 2020

From what we viewed on tv and heard from other broadcast media lately, it would seem that President DU30 is not at all against the possibility of a revolutionary government upon expiration of his term of office. When the proponents first aired their proposal, the Presi...

August 28, 2020

Recently a controversy has emerged on the state of health of the President with his spokesperson Harry Roque vehemently denying that President Rodrigo R. Duterte went to Singapore for medical treatment. To prove his point a video was shown on tv with the President at h...

August 22, 2020

By Presidential edict, the entire Greater Metro Manila area was declared under General Community Quarantine while the rest of the country was placed under Modefied Community Quarantine. The action of the President was geared towards placing the economy of the country u...

August 14, 2020

The scandalous multi-billion peso racket that beset the Philhealth involving its officers and rank and file employees has somehow placed a black mark in the desire of the Duterte administration to have a graft-free administration. Realising its impact the President has...

August 7, 2020

By strict order of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the entire Metro Manila was again placed under MGCQ due to the unprecedented rise of Covid-19 incidents. Print, TV and other broadcasts media reports show that some of the Metro Manila residents have welcome the decision...

August 1, 2020

The entire nation has witnessed and heard President Rodrigo Roa Duterte deliver his one (1) hour and (40) minutes State of the Nation (SONA) address delivered before the Joint Session of Congress last Monday, July 27. This SONA is supposed to be his 4th address  before...

July 24, 2020

Months back we wrote in this column about this writer’s perceived fear that the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Law might lead to possible abuses by the government’s personnel tasked to implement the law. This fear was shared by no less than  the Integrated Bar of the Ph...

July 17, 2020

Last  week was a historic event for our country as the whole nation watched the  twenty-man committee on franchise of the House of Representatives hit the final blow denying the renewal of the franchise. Needless to say, the justifications given by the Committee  was f...

July 10, 2020

In a press briefing in Malacañang the other day, President Rodrigo Duterte assured the public that the implementation of the Anti-Terrorism Law will not lead to abuses. Some concerned human rights advocates, however, are not convinced of the President’s assurance. Thus...

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