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Watching the polls – in UK and PH

Watching the polls – in UK and PH

  LESS than a week before the British parliamentary elections on Thursday, December 12, there is a grow­ing uncertainty about the opinion polls supposed to predict how the British will vote for members of the incoming Parliament. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had called for elections in hopes that it would give his Conservative Party a […]

President threatens arrests over water contracts

  PRESIDENT Duterte was in a fighting mood last Tuesday. He said the two water con­cessionaires – Manila Water and Maynilad Water Services – have been “screwing” the Filipino people with the concession deals they signed with the government “milking” Filipinos by the billions of pesos. They were strong words from the President who has […]

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It could be the start of a solution

  THE problem of accumulating mountains of plastic garbage around the world today is the result of years of unthinking human behavior. In the beginning, plastics were hailed as new material for wrapping, packaging, retailing, and preserving goods ofall kinds – food, medicine, drinks, common household goods. They replaced paper, cloth, leather, wood, and other […]

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Congress rushing to approve budget before year ends

  THE House of Representatives approved the proposed National Budget Bill for 2020 in record time last September 20 and immediately sent it to the Senate. Last November 27, the Senate approved its version of the bill. Between now and the end of the year, Congress must approve the final version of the bill and […]

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SEA’s neighborhood games underway

  IF not for the national flags they were waving, the various groups of athletes who marched onto the stage of the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, Saturday night all appeared to be one people. The athletes were from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam, and finally Philippines. But in […]

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Climate change meet underway in Madrid

  OFFICIALS of the nations of the world are now in Madrid, Spain, for the 25th session of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The first world conference on climate change (COP1) was held in 1995 in Berlin, Germany, followed in succeeding years by meetings in other […]

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