How conflict of interest hinders Yulo-Loyzaga
by Jarius Bondoc - April 12, 2024 - 12:00am
Senators chastised DENR Sec. Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga in November 2023. She allegedly had spent P1.1 billion “jet setting” to world climate summits.
DENR’s Yulo-Loyzaga to shut down Marikina watershed reforestation
by Jarius Bondoc - April 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Secretary Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga will expel forest conservationists from the Upper Marikina Watershed.
Build ‘turtle ships’ to resupply Ayungin
by Jarius Bondoc - April 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Our engineers must build “turtle ships.” Such ships would fend off Chinese ramming, laser gunning and water cannoning in our seas.
A conflicted custodian of our environment
by Jarius Bondoc - April 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga’s duty as DENR secretary clashes with her family’s vast landholdings.
Panatag is proven PH territory; China claims it by bogus history
by Jarius Bondoc - March 27, 2024 - 12:00am
A civilian supply expedition to Panatag (Scarborough) is set this summer. The shoal is Philippine territory. Filipinos have every right to enter its 15,000-hectare lagoon bound by rocks and reefs.
TikTok facing ban in America; penalized $384 million in Europe
by Jarius Bondoc - March 22, 2024 - 12:00am
The US House of Reps has passed a bill to ban TikTok unless it cuts ties to Communist China. Chinese parent ByteDance must sell TikTok to another nationality in six months or be shut down.
DENR looks hell-bent on destroying nature
by Jarius Bondoc - March 15, 2024 - 12:00am
In May 2007 a Korean erected a resort-spa atop Taal Volcano, Batangas.
NFA: ‘palabigasan’ of crooks in any admin
by Jarius Bondoc - March 13, 2024 - 12:00am
“The ship drowned,” National Food Authority administrator Emil Ong infamously alibied in 1990.
Cyanide fishing: scourge on humans, catch, corals
by Jarius Bondoc - March 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Chinese maritime militia reportedly use cyanide to poach in Panatag Shoal. Not content with stealing in our waters, they destroy nature. No different from akyat-bahay (porch climbers) who wreck doors, windows, ...
One nepotist falls but dynasts thrive
by Jarius Bondoc - March 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Is a nepotist different from a dynast?
Enact anti-dynasty law now, ex-AFP, PNP chiefs urge
by Jarius Bondoc - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Lawmakers blame poverty on the Constitution’s economic restrictions. But a select group of retired generals and coronels think otherwise. It’s politicos who are to blame for dynastic reigns that impoverish...
Who’s the ponente of this odd Supreme Court ruling?
by Jarius Bondoc - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court First Division issued in November a decision that defies logic. It took away from a developer a prime property in Taguig that the latter had bought and fully paid for way back 1995.
New Subic ‘royalty fee’ will make goods costlier
by Jarius Bondoc - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
A newcomer is imposing 55- or 65-percent “royalty” on long-time locators at Subic Bay Freeport. This will push up prices of grains, fertilizers and other imports in Luzon’s second busiest harb...
Approved without thinking: P26.7-B ‘mysterious ayuda’
by Jarius Bondoc - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Another last-minute insertion in the 2024 national budget has been bared. The P26.7 billion was slipped in by the bicameral conference committee. Senators and representatives then ratified the bicam report. They...
272,233 vehicle registrations rushed; millions more remained delinquent
by Jarius Bondoc - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
“No vehicle plate, no travel,” the Land Transportation Office warned starting Jan. 1st. Within four weeks, 272,233 delinquent registrations were renewed.
Rio to Comelec: Let’s recount votes in only this town
by Jarius Bondoc - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
Comelec vowed last November to recount May 2022 election votes in selected precincts nationwide. That’s to verify results that infotech experts questioned.
Dutertes feel the heat from ICC, ruling party
by Jarius Bondoc - February 9, 2024 - 12:00am
“They won’t get me alive for trial outside the Philippines.”
Political strife, Mindanao split bolster China’s treachery
by Jarius Bondoc - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Gloves are off in the feud between presidents Rody Duterte and Bongbong Marcos. But for whose benefit?
How fragile a state is the Philippines?
by Jarius Bondoc - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
This online post by a Philippine Military Academy graduate, 1965, was relayed to Malacañang:
Political fighting diverts public from grave issues
by Jarius Bondoc - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
Last weekend’s political dramatics excited the public. But in the end, they distracted attention from critical issues.
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