Opinion

Surviving in Cebu

Given all the COVID related bad news that came out of Cebu City in the last two weeks, the last thing I needed to hear was about the...
By adminfp23 July 14, 2020

EDITORIAL – Danger zone

Malacañang stressed yesterday that the critical health care capacity of the country remains “manageable,” as it sought to allay...
By adminfp23 July 14, 2020

Reopening

For the first time since the general community quarantine or GCQ, I went to a large shopping mall at around lunchtime last...
By adminfp23 July 14, 2020

Information hygiene

Quarantine has been an exercise in isolation for many, and in that isolation, we have come to a renewed understanding of how much we...
By adminfp23 July 13, 2020

Police chief for service

I’ve talked with a lot of people who have good words for PLtCol Ariel Philip Iyo Pontillas, chief of police of Gingoog City Police...
By adminfp23 July 13, 2020

Ironic

There is a reason why, under our system of laws, the House of Representatives enjoys the exclusive power to grant a private...
By adminfp23 July 13, 2020

Politics and mass media

Lobbying with politicians has been a hallmark of applications for broadcasting franchises in our country. What goes into the...
By adminfp23 July 12, 2020

How nations die

As I wrote last May 18, 2020, I do not mourn the passing of ABS-CBN, much as I sympathize with its employees who lost their jobs....
By adminfp23 July 12, 2020

Acronyms to fight COVID-19

The 18th Congress is expected to take up priority legislations geared to address the continuing public health crisis brought about...
By adminfp23 July 12, 2020

‘Imperfectly perfect’

I do not know who wrote the description “perfect” in describing President Duterte’s performance in the four years of his term....
By adminfp23 July 11, 2020

Origin of Malay race

Race has become a global issue mainly as a result of the police killings in the United States that gave birth to the Black Lives...
By adminfp23 July 11, 2020

Merkel’s steady leadership

Strong leaders rise in times of crisis. For the world’s authoritarian states, that has meant more emergency powers for strongmen...
By adminfp23 July 11, 2020

Efficient

Dr. Anthony Fauci, top US infectious diseases expert, is pretty impressed by the virus the whole world is now desperately...
By adminfp23 July 11, 2020

Gay pride and prejudice

The month just past was Pride Month for the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex plus communities. We...
By adminfp23 July 11, 2020

Common sense

The incendiary pamphlet, Common Sense, argued for independence from England and is widely credited to have influenced the 18th...
By adminfp23 July 11, 2020

What about democracy?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the impact COVID-19 is having on the success of democracy. On Tuesday 14th the Kofi Annan...
By adminfp23 July 11, 2020

Dancing with COVID

The head of the government’s economic team, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, is looking a bit exasperated these days. At...
By adminfp23 July 10, 2020

‘Governance survival’

There are barely two weeks before the 18th Congress convene their second regular sessions. Exactly on July 27, the Senate and the...
By adminfp23 July 10, 2020

Why?

We have all been asking “How” questions such as “How do we stop the spread of COVID-19?” How do we get back to normal? How...
By adminfp23 July 10, 2020

The science behind bashing

The urban dictionary defines bashing as the attack on somebody or something on sight. Nowadays however, bashing is happening on...
By adminfp23 July 10, 2020

EDITORIAL – Animals

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the country’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the...
By adminfp23 July 10, 2020

EDITORIAL – Brazen attack

Despite restrictions on mobility, armed violence continues in the country, with brazenness. On the night of June 28, a 34-year-old...
By adminfp23 July 9, 2020

Biden presidency and Asia

This nation’s attention is now focused on issues as the pandemic, economic recovery, anti-terror law and the urgent tasks of...
By adminfp23 July 9, 2020

Upsurge

Harry Roque was wrong when he declared some sort of victory over the projection of coronavirus cases done by a team of UP experts....
By adminfp23 July 9, 2020