Health is economy

Ernesto M. Pernia - @inquirerdotnet 10/24/2020

Health is wealth,” though a cliché, has scarcely been uttered during this coronavirus pandemic. Not surprising as it has become second nature to individuals, while what we have is a public health crisis. So more appropriate is…

When a president gets sick

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 10/23/2020

News that Donald Trump got sick from a coronavirus infection early this month had political observers buzzing much more than the fly on Mike Pence’s head. For a few days, the world awaited developments from Walter Reed…

Where our focus should be

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 10/22/2020

Last week I said there were three things we needed to do to recover from this crisis. They were the immediate actions government could undertake to hasten recovery. In the longer term, there are two areas the…

Planting is never fun

Victor T. Reyes - @inquirerdotnet 10/21/2020

Ask any lawyer what he wants to do after retirement and, most likely, he will tell you—farming. And that’s exactly what most of my lawyer friends and I did after semi-retiring from the very busy and tension-filled…

Alexa vs a curious, creative life

Romar Chuca - @inquirerdotnet 10/20/2020

Having an Alexa, Cortana, or Siri in our lives today has benefits. The technology does give people a chance to look at better options around us. Its capability to give a sense of order can certainly bring…

Damages for unjustified withholding of the  seafarers’  travel documents

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 10/20/2020

  Manning companies are liable for damages due to unjustified withholding of seafarers’ travel documents preventing them  from seeking lucrative employment elsewhere. The Supreme Court considered as an act tantamount to bad faith the company’s arbitrary imposition…

Made in Cebu tactical vessels turned over to police

Alven Marie Timtim 10/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Twenty-two units of High Speed Tactical Watercraft, made by Cebuanos, were recently turned over to the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7). The tactical vessels were built by a shipbuilding company called Dynacast…

The true meaning of trees

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 10/19/2020

Seven months of quarantine restrictions have given me and my wife the time to embark on a wonderful hobby that we would not have been able to do under the work schedule I had before the pandemic.…

Paranoia in the neighborhood

J-Ann Avila - @inquirerdotnet 10/18/2020

“Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” God commands. Apparently, it is harder to do so during a pandemic. My late 90-year-old grandmother arrived home in Surigao del Sur after a dizzying eight-hour road trip from Cagayan…

91 percent? Not a surprise

DLS Pineda - @inquirerdotnet 10/17/2020

President Duterte’s 91-percent approval rating in the latest Pulse Asia survey came as a surprise to many of his critics. But that this was a surprise to many of them is the surprise. Living in Agusan del…

A picture is worth 186 House votes

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 10/16/2020

President Duterte’s enigmatic political partnership with his daughter Mayor Sara Duterte, 42, to whom he has entrusted the mayorship of Davao City, has lent considerable influence to the presidential daughter, which plays out every now and then…

China’s hegemony and expansion in SCS

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 10/15/2020

Last Sept. 22, 2020, China’s President Xi Jinping spoke before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) via video broadcast and declared, “We will never seek hegemony, expansion, or sphere of influence.” Forty-six years earlier on April 10,…

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