Marichu A. Villanueva
Marichu A. Villanueva
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‘Red flags’ but ignored
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The raided establishments in Tarlac and Pampanga fronting as Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators have many similarities, including their origins.
Two faces of China
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 14, 2024 - 12:00am
Both NICA chief and PAOCC head share the same problems of China-related national security problems.
To kill a cash cow
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 12, 2024 - 12:00am
It is interesting to see how the snowballing calls to ban POGOs, or Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators, will turn into reality. Ironically, the noise urging the government to ban the POGOs comes from a number of...
‘Senior citizen’ Phl peso
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Being a senior citizen is no joking matter. Ask that of anyone 60 years old and above.
‘Pandemic of corruption’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 7, 2024 - 12:00am
“70,000 Filipinos died of COVID. They were stealing while our people are dying,” Gordon deplored.
Side trip to Manila
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 5, 2024 - 12:00am
The visit here of President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose country has been in a state of war to push out invading Russian forces, came full circle of sorts for Philippines-Russia relations. Zelensky met and held official...
‘Motu proprio’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 3, 2024 - 12:00am
On the basis of motu proprio, (Latin for “on his own impulse”) only the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee is authorized and empowered to conduct “inquiry in aid of legislation,” newly...
Commonsense POGO-litics
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 31, 2024 - 12:00am
The Comelec though cannot afford to ignore the looming threats of generative artificial intelligence (AI) assistingelection frauds.
Another divisive bill
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 29, 2024 - 12:00am
Avery controversial proposed law to allow absolute divorce in the Philippines went through voting on third and final reading a few hours before the 19th Congress adjourned sine die last May 22.
Kicking out Senate chiefs
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 27, 2024 - 12:00am
If you ask former Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, he only pooh-poohs the much-vaunted Malacañang Palace hands as supposedly behind the ouster of erstwhile Senate president...
Alliances not just for 2025 elections
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Escudero was voted to replace Zubiri by 15 of the 24-man Senate. But three of the five NPC Senators did not even vote for Escudero and stayed with Zubiri.
The Senate merry-go-round
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 22, 2024 - 12:00am
The election fever is definitely on.
A curious case
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 20, 2024 - 12:00am
In the course of investigation, Mayor Guo’s dubious records emerged.
Connecting our fisher folks in the WPS
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Armed only with just mobile phones, internet connectivity can also empower our fisherfolks at the WPS.
A year from now, it’s election time again
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 15, 2024 - 12:00am
In the observance of World Press Freedom Day, Ambassador Laure Beaufils of the United Kingdom sponsored a panel discussion on “information environment in the context of elections” in the Philippines and...
‘Pharma war’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Ombudsman Samuel Martires forwarded one after the other to Sandiganbayan last week the twin cases of graft and corruption charges involving former top government officials of the previous administration.
Wages and competition
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Like any worker or professional, doctors too need protection from practices of unfair competition.
Whole-of-nation for WPS
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 8, 2024 - 12:00am
On the initiative of Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos, local government units facing the South China Sea will be tapped as areas pivotal to the whole-of-nation...
Gentlemen’s row
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 6, 2024 - 12:00am
In strongest words ever yet, our Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) officially demanded from the People’s Republic of China to get out of our maritime territories around the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
Seeing ‘red’ all over the places
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 3, 2024 - 12:00am
“The Chinese government has always said there is a red line,” the PCG spokesman for WPS cited.
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