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Finish strong

Finish strong

  (First of two parts) AFTER a resounding victory in the 2019 midterm polls, which was dominated by administration bets and allies, President Rodrigo Duterte now has a strong mandate to close out the remaining three years of his term in spectacular fashion. What should be this administration’s agenda for the closing three years? Traditional […]

Miriam is forever

  LAST June 15, my friend, the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, would have turned 74. We would have heard something witty from her about how she remained a beauty and her enemies looking fungus-faced. She was once quoted as saying that her ambition is more modest – “I desire only to be known as […]

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Intrigues and history

    MALIGAYANG araw ng Kalayaan sa sambayanang Pilipino! Sa ating paggunita ng ika-isandaan at dalawamput isang taon ng ating kasarinlan, tandaan natin na ang kalayaan ay dapat inaaruga at ipinaglalaban sa bawat araw, ng bawat isa sa atin. *** History is never static. The things we read in our history textbooks are not cast […]

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Mindanao delivers

  ONE of the most interesting narratives of the just concluded 2019 midterm elections is the tremendous support shown by the people of Mindanao to candidates supported by President Rodrigo Duterte. In almost all provinces in Mindanao, the President’s candidates – Bong Go and Bato dela Rosa – occupied the top two spots. Incidentally, Senator […]

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Second half

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Second half

  AS I write this column, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is still in the process of canvassing the votes cast during the last May 13, 2019 elections. But the initial official results and the more than 98% unofficial tally by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) seem to indicate that the midterm […]

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OFWs, invest!

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OFWs, invest!

  IT’S a heartbreaking story we do not want to hear. A Filipino worker is forced by circumstance to leave his or her family to be able to get a job abroad. OFWs travel to foreign lands, in most cases, to take care of the family of strangers. But this is a choice they make […]

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