Points of View & Perspectives

February, 2017

  • 26 February

    Miscommunication Secretary Andanar

    What is wrong with Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar? 

  • 26 February

    How couldn’t your canine be but human?

    He left his spot by the gate only when called for meals since a week before; the guards at Angeles Estates in Munoz, Nueva Ecija, that I used to visit, had wondered for whom he seemed to have waited, since no one known to them was expected. Yet, on seeing me stride to the gate, not me but Yankee’s behavior …

  • 19 February

    Trump on Square One

    First, the Democrats blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). And then they blamed the “Deplorable” Republican constituencies they were hell-bent on degrading. Then they went back to the FBI and blamed them a second time. Not yet done, they started looking at the voting machines in three states where they lost.

  • 19 February

    Duterte should support Gina Lopez in mining fight

    Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez is on a roll. 

  • 19 February

    Aging: It’s not in the mind

    While aging shows first in the hair and skin, for me, it does on lids when slackened, the sadness of what’s gone and the oncoming night, hint the most at such external inevitability.

  • 12 February

    Soros and the steak commandos

    Protected by vast oceans as well as by a dual-citizenship status where as one who openly desires the downfall of a legitimately elected president, this wealthy person can, indeed, undermine and perhaps even fund the failure of democracy. Empowered by wealth, he can afford to be brazen. Born during the Great Depression in Hungary, once a satellite state of the …

  • 12 February

    ERC should move on

    After months of being on the hot seat, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Chairman Jose Vicente Salazar can now heave a sigh of relief after the Commission on Audit (COA) cleared him of any alleged irregularities in the audio-visual presentation (AVP) project for the agency. 

  • 12 February

    Of him, who we hardly ever address as ‘saint’

    In our world swirling in disparate states of mind, I thought it unlikely that in the tightening tangle of ideas, events and chatter, among millions jostling in cyberspace—which now characterize our lives—“love” as a theme should be nothing but a flotsam in the tides. Not so, I found out. 

  • 5 February

    Made in China

    Some leaders have absolutely no clue as to what constitutes a new world economic order, thinking it merely involves re-alliances. Where these are products of whim, on one end, and vitriolic tempers, on another, then reckless utterances blabbered can have hidden consequences. 

  • 5 February

    Lobby group tapped to oust Gina Lopez?

    Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez last week announced the closure and suspension of 28 large-scale mining firms for violating environmental laws and mining safety standards.