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COMMONSENSE
Proton-beam to treat cancer in the Phl
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 12, 2024 - 12:00am
“I want us to put up the 90th (unit) for our own proton beam radiation,” the DOH Secretary declared.
A not so gentlemen’s agreement
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 10, 2024 - 12:00am
For the past several weeks, Beijing has making hay over the supposed “official commitment” of the Philippine government to tow BRP Sierra Madre out of the Ayungin Shoal.
A traffic town hall summit
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 8, 2024 - 12:00am
An inter-agency body headed by the Presidential Management Staff is organizing the conduct this week of a traffic town hall summit of Metro Manila local government chief executives.
‘Not a sexy subject’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 5, 2024 - 12:00am
“But times have changed when technology is now accessible to everybody. So there should be a free market of ideas,” Rep. Romulo stressed.
What to do with Miru deal
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Before the Holy Week break, a top official of the National Security Council raised concerns and fears of potential “foreign interference” in our country’s upcoming May 2025 mid-term elections.
Transport summit
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 1, 2024 - 12:00am
The hellish traffic jam woes have become the penitence of people who spent the just concluded Holy Week on road trips for out-of-town destinations.
Pause
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 27, 2024 - 12:00am
Like the biblical exodus, the Holy Week period has always ushered in so much travel of people going out of town, or trips abroad for the rich ones.
Remove the chaff from the grains
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Other than the questioned selling of the buffer stock of rice to traders, what’s happening at the National Food Authority (NFA)? With 132 of around 2,000 NFA officials and employees all around the country suspended...
Rot and rats at the NFA
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 22, 2024 - 12:00am
“The Secretary wants that the NFA will be back to normal operation as soon as possible,” De Mesa stressed.
Two great Filipino leaders
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 20, 2024 - 12:00am
A fellowship program that aims to cultivate and inculcate the enduring legacy of the late president Fidel V. Ramos was launched yesterday at the University of the Philippines in Diliman in Quezon City.
Bracing for dark days ahead
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 18, 2024 - 12:00am
On February 9, 1976, the Philippine government through the National Power Corp. (NPC) entered into contract with Westinghouse Electric Corp. for the turn-key construction of a 620-megawatt (MW) nuclear...
Changing the nuke narratives
by Marichu Villanueva - March 15, 2024 - 12:00am
As the chairman of the House Special Committee on Nuclear Energy of the 19th Congress, Rep. Cojuangco shepherded the approval of HB 9293 and 9876.
Nuke electricity in the Phl?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 13, 2024 - 12:00am
The strong push in promoting the use of electric vehicles is most welcome in our country’s bid to lessen carbon footprint.
Non-poor enjoy subsidy
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 11, 2024 - 12:00am
One of the landmark statutes that have broadened a bit the access of Filipinos to education is Republic Act (RA) 6728, or the GASTPE Law, for brevity’s sake.
Education Cha-cha
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 8, 2024 - 12:00am
The Vice President has publicly opposed Cha-cha mode through the controversial people’s initiative.
Lotto crazy country
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 6, 2024 - 12:00am
It would have been just like any other ordinary day of lotto draws of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office held last Feb. 27.
Legislated amendment
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 4, 2024 - 12:00am
After so much huffing and puffing against the controversial people’s initiative (PI), the questioned nationwide signature campaign to amend the country’s 1987 Constitution appears blown away to obli...
Owning our WPS blue economy
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
It was the late Senator Arturo Tolentino who authored the country’s first-ever Baseline Law, Sen. Tolentino recalled.
Discounted senior citizen discount
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
The signing into law that now grants one-time cash gift to Filipinos reaching the age of 80, 85, 90 and 95 years old is the most welcome reward for achieving long life.
38 years ago
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
That is, if the LP leadership can unify the rest of the political opposition parties to complete their 12-man Senate slate.
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