Bloody quicksand

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 03/29/2023

Back in July 2020, Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo had pointed to a foiled assassination plot in which an Army reservist, a retired Army soldier, and a tricycle driver were apprehended after the governor received text messages…

Marcos vows to build more roads, bridges to spur interconnectivity

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/27/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday vowed that his administration will continue to push for more infrastructure projects that will improve the interconnectivity of the country’s road networks. He issued the promise during…

66 years after death, Ramon Magsaysay still a yardstick of presidency

Linda Bolido 03/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — In the online knowledge-sharing platform Quora, Filipinos, many of whom probably know only of Ramon Magsaysay from what they read or heard about the seventh president of the Philippines, talk about what could have…

Bringing out our best

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 03/14/2023

In the early part of his 1992 to 1998 term, provincial visits of President Fidel V. Ramos (FVR) would usually have local executives publicly presenting him with a litany of local problems and requests for various things…

China’s Xi handed historic third term as president

Agence France Presse 03/11/2023

BEIJING — Xi Jinping was handed a third term as Chinese president on Friday, capping a rise that has seen him become the country’s most powerful leader in generations. The appointment by China’s rubber-stamp parliament comes after Xi…

The search for the next UP President

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/06/2022

It was former Education Secretary Onofre “OD” Corpuz who told me that one of the pioneers in the establishment of banks in the Philippines is a namesake, Damasco Gorricho. He said that my surname is perhaps a…

Mayor Rama, new LCP president: All cities should be learning from each other

Wenilyn B. Sabalo and Morexette Erram 07/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite having his own plans for the League of the Cities of the Philippines (LCP), Cebu City Mayor and newly elected LCP President Michael Rama assured that he would pay attention to the…

From 2016 to 2022: Provinces’ flip key to Marcos win

Kurt dela Peña 05/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Far different from 2016, when Leni Robredo took down Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s vice presidential bid by a hairline, the 2022 election saw Marcos win in 64 out of 81 provinces. Robredo, who won in 42 provinces…

‘President’ Nadine speaks about ‘the best man for the job is a woman’

Immae Lachica 04/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The president has spoken.  No! Not the Philippine president, but the netizens’ president, Nadine Lustre.  In her presidential address that lasted for two minutes and 20 seconds, Lustre told netizens why she is supporting…

A beauty queen’s choice

Immae Lachica 04/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuana beauty queen and Miss Universe top five finalist Beatrice Luigi Gomez is backing the presidential bid of Vice President Leni Robredo in this coming May 9, 2022 elections. In a lengthy post on her…

Isko Moreno: PH needs a president who is a crisis manager

Angelic Jordan 04/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines –  Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said the country needs a president who is a crisis manager, a leader who is always at the forefront whether it is the war against COVID-19 or…

Qualifications for public office

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 11/10/2021

As the circus leading to the 2022 elections has begun, we should take a hard look at the roster of presidential candidates and weigh each on a balance set by Apolinario Mabini in 1898: “The President is…

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