July 18, 2018, 7:42 pm
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Column Of The Day

High priced sugar a blessing!

‘High-sugar diets have been associated with an increased risk of many diseases, including heart disease, the number one cause of death worldwide.’

Duterte does a delicate balancing act

‘He assured the soldiers that he will support them the way he supported his policemen in Davao.’

Lessons from Yolanda to prepare for West Valley Fault earthquake

‘Some homeowners in middle-class subdivisions are even angry about the West Valley Fault reports as it would downgrade the value of their property.’

RP better than PROC?

‘(T)he Philippines holds a number of advantages compared to China, including having more competitive (or lower) operational costs.’

Binay warned on joint development with China in Spratlys

‘This idea of setting aside the issue of sovereignty for a joint development by claimant countries in the disputed waters was tried in 2004 by the administration of Gloria Arroyo.’

Will our making noise stop China?

‘China claims almost all of the South China Sea, a claim which conflicts with those of Asean members Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam as well as non-member Taiwan.’


‘Noynoy should stop his Machiavellian ways of pitting the competing groups in his camp – the Balay (Roxas) and the Samar (Ochoa) – against each other to serve his, and not the people’s, interest.’

Militant partylists to end contractualization

Philippine contractual labor  has been practiced for decades, but the Philippines still does not realize its rationale of  foreign capital and enough  jobs.’ 

Summer sessions

‘Spend this summer wisely; the heat of mass discontent is building up.’

Using calamity an excuse for another calamity

‘Members of the Senate  are suggesting re-aligning their unused PDAF (Priority development Assistance Fund) to the Calamity Fund. Doing that would make calamity an excuse for another calamity.’


Front Page

Column of the Day

Tearing down the house (Second of a series)

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By Jego Ragragio | July 18,2018
‘The draft Federal Constitution is a clear example of tearing a house down in order to install a new door—where the new door goes into an existing door jamb. There’s barely anything new here, and the few things that are new, don’t actually need a constitutional amendment.’

Opinion of the Day

Heed this constitutional expert’s warning

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By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | July 18, 2018
‘The critique of Gene Lacza Pilapil, assistant professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, one of the resource persons, should warn us about the draft Federal Constitution produced by the Duterte-created Consultative Committee.’