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Foreign bases ban: Is China exempted?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
THE BAN on foreign military bases is still in the Constitution (Article XVIII, Section 25), so we have been waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte to announce what he intends to do about China’s building bases...
All the President’s men rally for Bong Go
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
If the senate inquiry yesterday on the P15.7-billion frigates deal proved anything, it is not corruption, as wished for by detractors of President Rodrigo Duterte, but that presidential aide Christopher “Bong”...
If first to name a sea site, it’s yours?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The answer is No!
Duterte shot rang around the world
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Just as his stellar presence on the world media stage seemed to have waned, President Rodrigo Duterte regained this week his top position after he delivered another of his choice obscene quips laced with violence...
Duterte must explain loss of West Philippine Sea islets
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
HOW do we now repair the damage that President Rodrigo Duterte has inflicted on the country’s sovereign interest by his letting China develop into military outposts several maritime features in the Philippines’...
Let Bombardier fix MRT signaling
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
RATHER than get third parties with no track record or consortiums whose only asset is influence, the Department of Transportation went straight this week to the firm that designed, built and originally serviced the...
Phl world getting smaller with Du30
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
It was unfortunate that President Rodrigo Duterte turned down an invitation to join the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels in October just because he was afraid the top-level crowd there, he said, might look down...
Back to his native Cebuano tongue
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
UNTIL the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte dismisses it as another of those jokes, we take the Chief Executive’s announced decision for his native Cebuano to be the language used in Cabinet meetings to...
Was death due to,or despite, vaccine?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
We don’t normally comment on reports of fellow media men, but in the face of the alarming TV series of ABS-CBN on deaths being linked to the Dengvaxia vaccine, we ask if the deaths were due to the...
When gov’t itself retails ‘fake news’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
EVERYBODY is entitled to his opinion and his right to express it is constitutionally protected, subject only to the limitation that such expression does not unduly infringe on the rights of others.
All investors, not just Indians, warned
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 30, 2018 - 12:00am
TOO BAD the advisory of President Rodrigo Duterte for Indian investors to avoid Mindanao registered as a general alarm for all foreign businessmen to keep away from that troubled island, including Davao City.
What’s ‘fake news’ in the real media?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 25, 2018 - 12:00am
FAKE NEWS Queen” was among the pejorative tags pinned on Malacañang communications official Mocha Uson by her detractors after she was recognized by the UST alumni association for being a prominent graduate...
To restate where we’re coming from
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 23, 2018 - 12:00am
It may be time for us mass media workers to restate where we stand, especially on issues – considering the ongoing “somos o no somos” campaign to divide our ranks into those who are for the administration...
Davao capitalists ride high nowadays
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
WITH Davao City having emerged as the political epicenter of the Philippines, businessmen from that home base of President Rodrigo Duterte are riding high, with many of them reporting on corporate acquisitions, business...
Rappler’s wounds were self-inflicted
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 18, 2018 - 12:00am
THE LEGAL injuries sustained by digital media outfit Rappler in its encounter with the Securities and Exchange Commission were self-inflicted. Still, this corner sympathizes with it and its highly motivated sta...
Acosta overacting on dengue probe
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
WE LIKE the vigorous defense that Persida Acosta, chief of the Public Attorney’s Office, usually puts up for plain folk who do not have the means to protect their rights when caught in an undeserved disadvantage...
We’re a happy lot. So why Cha-cha?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
They tell us that we Filipinos are the world’s third happiest people that 96 percent of us see a better year ahead, that President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys an 80-percent approval and trust rating.
Change the system, or its inept officials?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 9, 2018 - 12:00am
UNTIL yesterday President Rodrigo Duterte and his minions in the Congress have not given a hint of how they would cut up the Republic into sub-states – even as they prepared to convene shortly a joint session...
Admin’s hiding draft charter is suspicious
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 7, 2018 - 12:00am
THE DUTERTE administration wants this nation of 105 million to make a quick shift to a federal system before the 2019 elections – but continues to hide its working draft of the revised federal constitutio...
2018 a tumultuous intro to 2019 polls
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 4, 2018 - 12:00am
THE YEAR 2018 is just on its fourth day, but there are already hints that it would be a tumultuous prelude to the 2019 elections (if any) that could define the texture of the second half of the term of President...
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