WHY DUTERTE FANS SHOULD FEAR FOR THEIR JOBS AND FAMILY MEMBERS’ LIVELIHOOD AND FUTURE

Fans of Rodrigo Duterte should first think of their jobs and daily food for their children, siblings and parents before casting their vote for the Davao city mayor on May 9. Why so? Simple. If Duterte fans don’t wise up soon enough, they are likely to regret ever voting for him after being led into…

KAMAY NA BAKAL? O KAMAY NG KALINGA?

Kamay na bakal ang makatawag pansing alok ni Rodrigo Duterte. Parang si Robin Padilla na supporter niya. Macho at tigasin ang papel ni Duterte laban sa mga pusakal na kriminal na lipunan. Sino nga naman ang aayaw sa taong gustong ubusin ang lahi ng mga durogistang kriminal? Kamay naman ng kalinga o “helping hand” ang…

DID THE PHILIPPINES GET ITS MONEY’S WORTH FOR THE APEC CONFERENCE?

President Benigno Aquino’s government continues to be criticized severely for budgeting 10 billion pesos to host this past week’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Manila attended by 18 heads of states, including US President Barack Obama, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What concrete benefits did the…

NEGOSYO SA PINAS SA TULONG NG HONG KONG

PHOTO: Orange peelings being dried along a sidewalk in Sai Ying Pun, packaged later and eventually offered for sale as health food. Ni Mary Deso-Acido Pangarap kong mag tayo ng isang negosyo sa Pinas isang araw. At matibay ang paniwala ko na malaki ang maitutulong ng mga karanasan at mga napupulot kong aral o ideas…

OFW Reintegration: A Critical Analysis and Recommendations

By Juanito Concepcion Is the government really serious in making its reintegration program for returning overseas Filipinos or overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) successful in terms of helping the largest possible number of returnees become productive segments of Philippine society back home? It appears so. Just look at the different OFW reintegration programs being run by…

Aquino Government’s Crisis Management Failures

President Benigno Aquino government’s clear failure to deal effectively with several major crises is both lamentable and deplorable. Why? Because it’s the Filipino people, not his senior officials, who bears the brunt of his administration’s ineptitude. Two major bumblings of his government stand out. The first is its continuing failure to find and collect all…