Malignant forces

Editorial 09/10/2017

The Duterte administration may have some reason to believe there are “malignant forces at work” to undermine it since the three teenage victims were killed barely days apart. Kian Loyd delos Santos and Carl Angelo Arnaiz, both…

Customs corruption

Editorial 08/27/2017

In truth, former mutineer and now former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon would still remain at his post were it not for that P6.4 billion worth of smuggled drugs that went through under his watch early this year.…

Unnecessary sacrifice

11/04/2016

A proposed bill by the Duterte administration to substantially raise taxes on cars can be a double-edged sword insofar as regulating the number of privately owned vehicles on the road is concerned. According to Albay Rep. Edcel…

Digong pronouncements cause deep concern to foreign investors

Nestle L. Semilla, Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/22/2016

Foreign businessmen have expressed concern over President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement that he would “break up” economic and military ties with the United States of America and has led them either to postpone expansion plans here or leave…

Corruption in government

Editorial 10/17/2016

So what else is new about the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that showed about 63 percent of Filipino entrepreneurs convinced that corruption is rampant in the country? The survey results which covered the February to May…

Duterte asked to protect PH veggies

10/17/2016

BAGUIO CITY — Cordillera farmers, who produce salad vegetables for markets like those in Metro Manila, said the Duterte administration must not relax regulations on the importation of Chinese products in his move to cozy up to…

Tunnel vision

Editorial 10/16/2016

Malacañang may describe former president Fidel V. Ramos’s grim assessment of President Rodrigo Duterte’s first 100 days in office as “fatherly advice,” but it doesn’t reduce the sting of the elder statesman’s words that the country “is…

Ninja moves

Gerard Pareja 10/16/2016

Pre, kon duna kay makit-ang hitsuraang walker sa Mango, imo sang bangkahan o isuroy una nimo i-check in?” nangutana si Berting kang Loloy. “Dili intawon, pre, uy,” nagkanayon si Loloy. “Makit-an pa lang tas mga silingan o…

Gov’t should first clean its ranks

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/14/2016

Amid the Duterte administration’s thrust to rid the country of unjust contractualization practices, the challenge is big for the government to enforce reforms within its ranks. Senator Joel Villanueva, chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor and…

CHR defends Digong from ‘serial killer president’ tag

Victor Anthony V. Silva and Ador Vincent S. Mayol 10/10/2016

While some sectors may view as “unfair” the tagging of President Rodrigo Duterte as a “serial killer president” by French newspaper The Liberation, a Cebuano business leader said it will only get worse for the chief executive…

Drastic changes seen to last

Izobelle T. Pulgo 10/10/2016

Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency is, no doubt, one of the most-watched Philippine administrations in recent history as he continues to shun the usual tight-lipped and measured decorum of a seasoned politician. For his supporters, his unconventional way of…

Silencing media to submission

Editorial 10/09/2016

Just as the Duterte administration continues to soak up on the warmth of its high survey ratings and the adulation of its followers, the national and local media find themselves in the crosshairs of the President’s apologists,…

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