Getting away with plunder

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 12/10/2018

The news of former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr.’s acquittal in the plunder case that accused him of pocketing P224 million in kickbacks from his Priority Development Assistance Fund PDAF is not just an unpopular decision but…

Chinese robbing Filipinos of jobs

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/26/2018

The Senate Committee on Labor opened its inquiry yesterday into the influx of illegal Chinese nationals working in the country and “shamelessly robbing Filipinos of jobs,” in the words of Senator Joel Villanueva, head of the Senate…

Ang Probinsyano, a social commentary

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/19/2018

After more than three years of lording it over prime time television, the action drama series “Ang Probinsyano” which revolves around the heroic exploits of the incorruptible cop, Cardo Dalisay played by Coco Martin finds himself a…

The rightful place of Co-ops

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/12/2018

Unlike in June 2016 when President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issued Executive Order No. 1 effectively placing 12 agencies including the Co-operative Development Authority under the Office of the President, I didn’t hear sector leaders rejoice over the…

Rearrangements in the executive department

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/05/2018

This year’s celebration of the founding anniversary of Philippine Co-operatives will be remembered for a long time because it was held in Malacañang in the company of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Coinciding with the observance of October…

Bohol not quite ready to embrace MICE challenge?

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 10/29/2018

As a postscript to a previous article I wrote about the three in one event organized by attached agencies of the Department of Agriculture in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, last October 8-10, I wish to congratulate the Philippine…

Well-played

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 10/22/2018

Incumbent Cebu Governor Hilario “Junjun” Davide’s decision to slide down to the post of vice governor instead of seeking re-election was a shocker but did not really catch the local media and political observers off guard as…

Sen. Villar looks beyond 2019 elections

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 10/15/2018

On the day the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released its latest senatorial survey, the solo frontrunner with a commanding lead of 53 percent was in Tagbilaran City, Bohol addressing dairy farmers and livestock industry shareholders gathered in…

Cocky congressman

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 10/01/2018

Maangas ka raw” (People say you’re cocky,) TV news anchor Arnold Clavio of GMA 7 told ACTS-OFW party-list Aniceto “John” Bertiz III during an early morning interview yesterday. It was obvious that Clavio himself was eager to…

Mga palusot

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 09/24/2018

Thanks to social media, I was able to listen in yesterday to the press conference of Mayor Kristine Chiong local chief executive of Naga City, site of the massive landslide which is sure to haunt this southern…

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