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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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Election Day

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Election Day

  AFTER weeks of grueling electoral campaign, meeting constituencies and strategizing for victory, candidates for the 2019 National Elections will finally face the verdict of our people. For all the surveys, mock polls, punditry and political trickeries, it boils down to the voice of the people. The beauty of electoral democracy is that, in the […]

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Commencement

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Commencement

  CONGRATULATIONS on your graduation. So, now what? This is probably the question most graduates have to grapple with after the euphoria of graduation day has dissipated. After the graduation dinners and parties, graduates need to confront the uncertainty and excitement of the “real world.” That is not to say that life in schools and […]

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Presidential visits

  PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to embark on his fourth trip to China this week. During his state visit here last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping extended the invitation to PRRD to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum (BRF). This visit follows three previous presidential trips to China – a state visit in […]

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