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February, 2018

  • 11 February

    Unfair to Bong Go

    The past week has seen the media cycle spit out pages, and innumerable minutes over TV and radio discussing the alleged intervention of Presidential Management Staff Head and Special Assistant to the President Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go in the selection of a weapons system supplier for the Navy.

January, 2018

  • 14 January

    SMC airport, Megawide rail projects move up

    Three unsolicited project proposals for rail, airport and flood control are expected to hurdle regulatory approval and rolled out early this year, having been identified as priority infrastructure projects, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center said.

  • 14 January

    Dr. Gerry Ortega’s 7-year Quest for Justice

    We can only commiserate with the family of the late Palawan broadcaster and environmental advocate Dr. Gerry Ortega, in their quest for justice following the death of “Doc. Gerry” in the hands of still-unknown killers.

  • 14 January

    TRAIN and Coke fetish

    By Jun Ledesma Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez took the personal initiative to explain the impact of the landmark Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN).

  • 7 January

    The Secret of Christmas

    And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. JOHN 1:14

  • 7 January

    It was a good year

    By Jun Ledesma We have seen the litany of achievements of Duterte administration. It dwarfed the entire six years of the Aquino regime. It could have done better except that it has to first fix a lot of damages wrought by an inept regime that has likewise institutionalized corruption and abetted crime the most horrific of it all – drug …

  • 7 January

    2018 prosperity not for all

    By Ibon Foundation The new year seems to usher in more difficulties for Filipinos in accessing basic goods, public utilities, and services amid government’s exclusionary policies, research group IBON said.

December, 2017

  • 17 December

    Duterte should look at suspicious GSIS deals

    Something’s afoot at the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), and we fear that the hard-earned money of hundreds of thousands of our public schools teachers and government workers are now at risk.

  • 17 December

    Free trade ‘took back seat’ under Duterte – trade expert

    The free trade movement in the Philippines “took back seat” as the Duterte administration shifted the government focus to addressing the ills of society, according to a Philippine trade expert.

  • 10 December

    Vaccine row shows need for independent FDA

    We can only commiserate with former Health Secretary Janet Garin. The former Department of Health (DOH) head has become deeply mired in a major controversy surrounding the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia sold to the government by beleaguered France-based pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur.