September 4, 2020

It seems to appear as comic despair whenever President Digong delivers his usual harangue against irrepressible corruption in the government. His bilious and notorious ranting against it usually predicates his monotonous pronouncement against illicit drugs, which enliv...

July 10, 2020

It all started from former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s public apology speech—the “I’m sorry” statement in the “hello Garci” controversy. In that distressed speech she tried to absolve herself indiscreetly too by rationalizing that she was guilty only of “lapse...

The unresolved question that bothers most of us today is; why does the government insist it is a friend of China? 


The prerequisites for friendship are honesty and mutual respect. But in this ambiguous friendship with China—which our government compels us to embrace—is...

April 23, 2020

“In every life, there comes a day of reckoning—a time when unsettled scores demand retribution, and our own lies and transgression are finally laid bare”— Emily Thorne. 


When China finally disclosed the human-to-human transmission of Covid-19, it was too late for the w...

February 21, 2020

Hundreds of years ago, before the Spaniards came to the Philippine shore, Chinese traders were already transacting business with the natives as recorded in our history. Some of them engaged in intermarriage with local girls while pureblooded Chinese daughters shun this...

February 13, 2020

Traffic in Naga City especially in Panganiban Drive and Magsaysay Avenue in rush hour is becoming unbearable like any other burgeoning cities in the country. But each city has its own unique traffic issue; whether it is the “Education, Enforcement and Engineering” side...

December 27, 2019

A year and a half or so ago, then DOTr for Rails USec Cesar Chavez together with then newly minted PNR GM Jun Magno hosted a “PNR Development and Consultation Meeting” held at Midas Hotel in Manila. In attendance were the Governors of Cam. Norte and Albay, and some Con...

December 20, 2019

Prominently displayed in this week’s front-page of a leading national newspaper was a picture of one of the six (6) new railcars that arrived at the South Harbor in Manila. Said railcars were made in Indonesia. DOTr Sec. Art Tugade, PNR GM Jun Magno and the Indonesian...

October 24, 2019

At last we, Bicolanos, have someone who is said to be “one breathe away from the Presidency”. 


Never in the history of the Republic a fellow Bicolano has been placed in this lofty position. Many had dreamt and tried in the past, but failed. Today, by the grace of God,...

October 17, 2019

Every year just before Penafrancia Fiesta, PNR with all fun fare, would show off to all Bicolanos a train that runs from Tutuban to Naga. Although it takes some15 hours for the GE diesel locomotive engine spewing some 1,500hp, or the DMU (Diesel Multi Unit) train (salv...

July 11, 2019

When the Spaniards came in 1521 and colonized what is now the Philippines, they did not only name the new found land after their King—Philip II, but they also converted the natives to Christianity.  


The Spaniards used a two-sided ploy in their expedition campaign: spr...

June 12, 2019

The President asked the Commission on Audit (COA) to go easy on the P5 Million fund diversion given to National Commission on Muslim Filipinos purposely for use of the participants to the “2018 HAJJ for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Marawi City” in their p...

The courageous and daring revelation of Casureco 1 GM, Anne Alsisto regarding the controversial multi-million Peso “coerced solicitation” of Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (Philreca) to all 121 members all over the country, shocked everyone in atten...

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