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Editorial

The PAL Airbus A350 experience

ONCE again, the Philippine Airlines (PAL) lives up to its reputation of always bringing passengers’ satisfaction to new heights, as the first of its six Airbus A350-900 XWB (extra wide body) jets touched down at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport…

In Duterte we trust, but in China we don’t?

Insights.xlr8 Amid the widespread perception our giant neighbor is a “greedy and arrogant bully” whose friendliness toward the Philippines is that of “a fox disguised in sheep’s clothing,” President Duterte seems unperturbed. “I need China. I will not say something…

NPC-PCOO-CGH MOA, aprub na!

ISA na namang magandang balita para sa mga kasapi ng National Press Club: “Napirmahan” na nitong Miyerkules, Hulyo 18, ang ‘MoA’ (Memorandum of Agreement) sa pagitan ng NPC, Philippine Chinese Charitable Association, Inc. (PCCAI) ang ‘operator’ ng Chinese General Hospital…

Subcontractors killing DU30 infra program?

I’VE stopped using the Coastal Road in going home to Las Piñas. The seemingly endless construction of what appears to be a flyover and a tunnel has made traffic worse in that highway. Even at the time when construction hasn’t…

No culture of impunity

CRIMINALITY, along with illegal drugs and corruption in government offices, has long been a major problem in the Philippines, an impoverished nation of more than 100 million people. Since day one of the Duterte administration, the PNP and other law…

Five strong signs that aliens have already been on earth

The existence of aliens has long been a debating point among conspiracy theorists and space experts. Even though space agencies like NASA have long refuted claims of alien existence, they are still on the hunt to find extraterrestrials which may…

Mga katangian at pamantayan ng mabuting mamamayan

KASUNDO pa din ng kontrobersyang nilikha ng sabi ni Pangulong Rody Duterte na “Estupido ang Diyos” at pagkadismaya ng mga pari at pastor ng mga Katoliko at Born-Again Christians, inilathala ko rito ang ika-3 na kabanata (Mga Katangian at Pamantayan…

Bakit ayaw ipalusaw ang 1987 Constitution?

MAJORITY daw ng mga Pilipino ay ayaw sa Charter change. Batay ito sa survey ng Pulse Asia, 2 sa bawat tatlong tinanong kung dapat bang baguhin ang Saligang Batas, mayorya ng tinanong ay hindi payag o 67% ng 1,800 respondents.…

Unfair para kay Pangulong Duterte

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“I WILL continue to do my job, whatever it takes, however long it takes.” Ito ang pangako ni Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña pagkatapos niyang sibakin sa puwesto ang ilang opisyal at kawani ng Bureau of Customs sa Mindanao. Ang…

A call for discernment

The nation stands uneasily at a crossroad. The people are caught between what appears to be an irresistible force and an immovable object. We refer to the opposing forces of Charter change and federalism on one hand and the defenders…

Better off vassalized than vaporized?

Ped xing What is wrong with a warm bear hug? Nothing, except when it slowly turns into an excruciatingly painful, bone-breaking, death-dealing headlock. They could deny it all they want, but Chinese engagement and immersion in the country’s domestic affairs…

DoE warns sellers vs shortchanging customers

Belated happy nth birthday to Marc Red Mariñas, the very hard-working, efficient and amiable deputy commissioner and ports operations division chief of the Bureau of Immigration (BI). Gauging from the overflowing visitors that came to greet and join him in…

Congrats to our 8 new PNP generals

Crame files I would like to offer my congratulations to three senior police officers who got their 2nd-stars and five others who became brand-new one-star generals yesterday, taking their oath of office before PNP chief, General Oscar Albayalde amid the…

Patintero sa mga pangunahing lansangan

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HINDI lang pala ang mga sidewalk vendor at mga pampasaherong jeepney at tricycle ang nakikipag-patintero sa mga awtoridad kapag may clearing operation sa mga lansangan na kanilang inookupa para sa kanilang hanapbuhay kundi pati na rin operators ng iligal na…
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