The mess that is the Dengvaxia issue as it stands now does nothing for the public good. Over the last week, the public saw just how much the government did not get its act together: Politicking trumped actual concern for the public good. Open squabbles and overly territorial (and role-grabbing) actions and words played out […]
To be goaded to question a legal decision is one thing; to be reduced to a speechless wreck is another. This, apparently, is where the train slammed against the tree: When I read a Philippine Daily Inquirer report saying that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had recently cleared 13 Caloocan City police officers implicated earlier […]
What is federalism? It’s word that needs to be properly defined especially with the current moves to amend the Constitution, a move that is being pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies in Congress. Changing the country’s form of government is a promise that the President earnestly wants to fulfill. Federalism as a form […]
Fire. That one word evokes fear and panic, especially when flames occur in the presence of humans within an enclosed structure. Many lessons have been learned from the tragedy in Quezon City inside the Ozone Disco, when fire killed 162 people 20 years ago and the Manor Hotel blaze where 75 people perished in 2001 […]
I woke up a couple of days ago with this startling headline: LeniRobredo’s daughter arrested on drugs charge in the United States At first, the news item seemed legit, having come at first glance from Fox News. Still, something felt amiss. Gut-feel (and journalistic training) told me there’s something strange with the way the webpage […]
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