CDIG-7 crackdown on illegal gambling, for real?

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 08/11/2019

Thinking that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s order to shut down all PCSO gaming operations was meant to sweep off all forms of legal and illegal gambling throughout the country, a priest told mass goers in his homily…

The name of the game

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 08/04/2019

  Corruption in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is nothing new.   In August 04, 2016 or exactly three years ago today, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte pronounced during an environmental summit in Davao City that the…

Land Bank deserves commendation

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/28/2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s threats to abolish the Landbank of the Philippines ostensibly for “not financing agricultural enterprises” had this corner wondering where he sourced his data because it certainly didn’t sound like it came from the…

A classic Battle in Manila

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/21/2019

The truism“everybody loves a winner”comes to mind in the intense media attention accorded to the very popular Manila City Mayor Francisco Domagoso better known as Isko Moreno.   After trouncing former Manila City Mayor Alfredo Lim and…

Economic boom in Northern Mindanao 

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/14/2019

  ILIGAN CITY – This highly urbanized city in Northern Mindanao is living up to its name as a first class city with its wide roads and a busy commercial district that hosts dozens of restaurants, a…

Kapa’s political muscle

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/07/2019

  With 5 million members and financial muscle estimated at P50 billion, it is no surprise that controversial Kapa Community International Ministry founder Pastor Joel Apolinario is being talked about in the league of influential religious leaders…

The Ponzi scheme mania

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 06/30/2019

In a previous column, I wrote about the biggest investment scams in the country based on a 2015 compilation made by ANC News Channel. I am trying to update the list because of recent developments that show…

The cheat list and the all-time admonition

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 06/23/2019

  “Greed has always been one of man’s failings. The hope of greater gain has lured many a man to throw caution, and his common sense, to the wind. This human foible, known to many, has been…

Momentary sadness for CDN

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 12/30/2018

When Inquirer editor Abelardo “Abel” Ulanday, publisher of Cebu Daily News and Inquirer.net formally announced in November this year before a group of CDN editors, officers and columnists that the paper will move to a fully digital…

Bloody wake-up call

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 12/17/2018

Last Thursday’s gory accident involving a motorcycle-riding family of three and a 40-footer tanker provides a striking backdrop to the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court that sustains the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory…

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