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Widening the net
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Having earlier professed not to know many people in and out of the government, President Rodrigo Duterte indeed has a limited scope to scout for potential talents and wide experience – if not with brilliant...
Mark the words of Marcos
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. attended our first breakfast forum for this new year 2018 at Kapihan sa Manila Bay held last Wednesday at Cafe Adriatico in Malate, Manila.
Gatekeepers vs government junketeers
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am
But the fired Cabinet member could not have gone abroad so many times on official mission without first securing travel authority from the Office of the President.
Doggone good in 2018
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The Chinese New Year taking place in 2018 will be celebrated as the Year of Earth Dog.  And as per Proclamation 269 signed last year by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Chinese New Year falling...
Is ‘No-el’ a surprise?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Christmas season is over but politicians in the Philippines are still singing noel. This is just being facetious about so much hullaballoo on the purported “No-el,” or no election scenario making...
The iconic jeepney
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The iconic jeepneys were just evolved again into e-jeepneys of the future.
Starting 2018 on a bright note
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The rest of the story, as we say is history. And the just ended year 2017 now belongs to history.
Firecracker-free new year
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
As we have traditionally celebrated many of our new year’s eves past, we look forward to ending the year 2017 in much lesser noise and smoggy air.
Saving more lives
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
But when are we going to really learn from these fatal lessons?
Just sing Christmas carols
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Eighteen months into office, the former Davao City Mayor has obviously found his bearings on the presidency.
Senatorial jockeying
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Is rivalry brewing between two PDP-Laban leaders this early?
Better services at the airports
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
And yes, most of them were OFWs coming back for Christmas.
Bleeding hearts for the poor but…
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
More than a year after appointing them into office at the Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor (PCUP), President Rodrigo Duterte found “poor” the performance of its five commissioners.
‘101’ ways to solve traffic crisis
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
  What’s more funny is the reported MMDA plan, he chuckled, to impose speed limit along EDSA where traffic hardly moves due to congestion and bottlenecks.
The ‘third’ Congress
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Thus, the bicam has come to be called as the “third Congress” where the penultimate stage of lawmaking takes place behind closed-door meetings to work out a consolidated version of the bill.
‘Megaphone diplomacy’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
It is not overly optimistic to foresee a full restoration to normalcy of the Philippine relations with the European Union (EU) anytime soon. Quietly, the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has apparently...
It’s complicated
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
  But for the sake of the Philippines, we pray and hope things won’t go south.
‘Mixed signals’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
“So we have difficulty of mixed messages here but we’re not on the business of interpretations,” an EU official remarked.
Thumbs up for Phl Competition law
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
It’s the first day of our four-day Journalists’ Programme sponsored by the European Union (EU) head office based here in the capital city of Belgium. We are among the six Filipino journalists invited...
Outdated election laws
by Marichu A. Villanueva - November 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Effectively then, President Duterte will have four appointees at the Comelec to constitute the majority in any voting en banc decisions.
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