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NTC’s unpopular moves

NTC’s unpopular moves

  ON May 5, 2020, in a stroke of bravado, National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order, even without show cause order, against the giant ABS-CBN, effectively padlocking the network and stopping its broadcast operations on the AM-FM platform. The move took place at a time when other knotty concerns have added confusion […]

Online classes

  THE current COVID-19 pandemic which has forced government to impose stringent community lockdowns has likewise compelled the education sector to explore other learning options outside the traditional classroom classes to address realities in the emerging “new normal” condition in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. The Department Education said the new options may include […]

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New ideologues

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New ideologues

    CRITICAL times often bring out the best from among leaders. In the Philippines, the horde of sickening political opportunists has stunted the rise of new ideologues whose political direction can be categorized as “thinking out of the box.” Manila prides itself of tough but benevolent Mayor Isko Moreno, while Pasig stands by Mayor […]

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Fighting an unseen enemy

      NO one saw it coming, not even countries with the most advanced health systems. What started as a menace that struck China, the COVID-19 infection has spread worldwide and by now has affected 197 countries, including the Philippines, and an international conveyance, the cruise ship Diamond Princess. A WHO update as of […]

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  THE next election is yet two years away but the smell of political realignments now pervades the air. Shifting partisan alliances is a fact in Philippine politics which reflect the porosity of our electoral system. Politicos change affiliations at the drop of a pin and view coalitions as nothing more than convenience mechanisms. Although […]

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Curse, disease or bio-warfare germ

  OUTSIDE the over 3,000 patients worldwide who have died from COVID-19, this lethal plague continues to wreak havoc in ways that have upset global stability, promoted the collapse of stock exchanges, and caused the death of high-profile luminaries. To the credit of Filipino medical practitioners, COVID-19 has yet to claim the life of a […]

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