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COMMONSENSE
Keeping healthy the state of healthcare workers
by Marichu A. Villanueva - July 24, 2024 - 12:00am
The state of the nation is said to be best reflected in the health situation of its people.
‘Friendly opposition’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - July 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Vietnam filed on July 18 a claim with the United Nations (UN) for an extended continental shelf (ECS) in the South China Sea. Actually, Vietnam was just following the lead taken a month ago by the Philippines, which...
Designated emissary?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - July 19, 2024 - 12:00am
This is the first time that a First Lady joined the PCG’s Auxiliary.
Unity theme
by Marichu A. Villanueva - July 17, 2024 - 12:00am
As an offshoot of the assassination attempt on former president of the United States Donald Trump last Saturday, calls for sobriety and to remain united during these perilous times reverberated across American ...
K-to-12 has not been okay
by Marichu A. Villanueva - July 15, 2024 - 12:00am
For the past few days before assuming his new role as “acting” Secretary of Department of Education (DepEd), outgoing Senator Sonny Angara has diligently been meeting with various stakeholders in...
‘Education czar’
by Marichu Villanueva - July 12, 2024 - 12:00am
With the student population growing every year, the absolute amount of the DepEd’s yearly budget is effectively dwindling.
‘Most wanted’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - July 10, 2024 - 12:00am
At least 19 police station commanders in Davao City have been relieved from their posts.
Send us peacemakers
by Marichu A. Villanueva - July 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Over the weekend, an unsigned manifesto supposedly issued by un-named “active members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines” was sent to the chat group of reporters covering the Department of National...
Department of Peace
by Marichu A. Villanueva - July 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Currently, Galvez revealed the OPAPRU is working on a draft bill he will endorse to PBBM for consideration.
Best choice
by Marichu A. Villanueva - July 3, 2024 - 12:00am
It is not easy to pick someone to head the Department of Education, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. admitted over the weekend.
Gambling capital
by Marichu A. Villanueva - July 1, 2024 - 12:00am
The bombshell revelation of Alejandro “Al” Tengco, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCor), may be likened to an improvised explosive device (IED)...
End hunger in the Phl by 2027
by Marichu Villanueva - June 28, 2024 - 12:00am
“If we are truly to succeed in this endeavor, we must put in a whole-of-nation approach to create a lasting solution to this great challenge,” PBBM urged.
Holes in the ‘whole of government’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 26, 2024 - 12:00am
An official from the Department of Justice echoed a favorite catch-all phrase – “whole of government” approach. It was put forward as a way to check the Philippine offshore gaming operators industry...
Phl is a ‘NATO nation’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 24, 2024 - 12:00am
The video that caught the latest acts of aggression and trespassing of the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) personnel last June 17 at Ayungin Shoal was not a case of “armed attack” against our Philippine Navy...
Labor talks
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 21, 2024 - 12:00am
No wonder the Philippines got the bad picture of our workers’ condition here.
Rolling them out on the road
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 19, 2024 - 12:00am
In a visit to the new office building of The STAR last Friday, former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson arrived on board his controversial heavily armored car.
‘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.
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