PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s marching order to the Philippine National Police (PNP) to arrest and detain persons caught not wearing face masks and face shields is laudable but still badly missing supporting elements seen to balance the economy. The President cited the need for compliance to minimum public health safety protocols, […]

WHAT was initially seen to address the sad plight of passenger jeepney drivers, who have not been earning amid government-imposed restrictions, turned out to be nothing but a hoax. The promise to pay them for hailing healthcare workers to and from their workplace only resulted in deeper debt. Since the […]

LONG before the phenomenal community pantry came, there have been groups which have been silently working without much fanfare the way these sprawling kiosks offering free food and essentials have been getting from both the traditional and social media. To set the record straight, I can name some groups doing […]

THE government, through its National Task Force COVID-19 (NTF), has formulated what they claimed as a judiciously planned list of priority sectors for vaccination rollout seen to protect the vulnerable sectors from being infected with the deadly virus from China. Looking at the priority sectors list seemed fine – but […]

THE government, through its National Task Force COVID-19 has formulated what they claimed as a judiciously planned list of priority sectors for vaccination rollout seen to protect the vulnerable sectors from being infected with the deadly virus from China. Looking at the priority sectors list seemed fine – but a […]

COPS are supposedly paid to protect and serve us, but in Cainta is a cop by the name of Police Officer 3 Constancio Daga who’s been doing pretty well and earning quite lucratively out of mulcting detainees billeted at the Cainta lock-up jail facility. Yes, of all people, this cop […]

THE feeling of entitlement must have caused the heads of some local officials to swell, which to me doesn’t look good especially with just six months away from the prescribed dates for the filing of candidacy for both the national and local elective posts. Look at the case of five […]

FOR the longest time, the national government has been dealing with the perennial problem of the proliferation of squatters, spending quite a huge chunk of its budget and yet hardly showing improvements. The government’s socialized housing could not seem to cope-up with the rapidly growing number of families wanting to […]

METRO Manila’s rapid development is good, especially for adjoining provinces as it spills economic activities which could no longer be accommodated in the densely populated National Capital Region. Aside from the economic activities, Metro Manila also gets to spill 12,500 tons of garbage per day being dumped somewhere else –in […]

EXTENDING the permit to operate the 50-year-old quarry site in Barangay San Isidro and Barangay San Roque in Angono, Rizal by another 25 years is definitely unacceptable but the local government is offering a win-win solution to end a deadlock. For Angono Vice-Mayor Gerry Calderon, 50 years is long enough […]

MONTHS after “engaging in an encounter” resulting in the death of four intelligence officers of the Philippine Army, cops have taken the center stage again – this time against operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). But unlike the ending of the June incident, the supposed encounter between PDEA […]

LOOKING at the social media, it seems that business magnate Ramon S. Ang is also hell bent on joining the political fray, particularly the presidential derby. With his name swarming all over the Facebook, two groups the ANG Pag-asa ng Bansa Movement and the Ramon Ang for President 2022, have […]

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