A stitch in time

AS we close in on the 2019 national and local elections, the weaknesses of electoral system’s legal infrastructure are coming into sharper and sharper...

For the time being

RICHARD Quinney is a sociologist, and he has authored many books on sociology and social theories. As a sociologist, he writes a book about...

Culture of giving

AS we crossed our path towards the 500 years of Christianity in our country, we are also crossing our path to our Lord Jesus...

Beginning a zero-waste lifestyle 

It’s the rainy season once again and that also means it’s the season of flooding. Filipinos have, perhaps, gotten used to it by now...

CPD and innovation

Necessity is said to be the mother of invention.  Under the current Continuing Professional Development law, the CPD has become a necessity and hence,...

Perfect strangers

ALL of us would naturally experience first day jitters every time we join a new company. Human resources managers should provide newcomers with a...

Pagbilao LNG hub project hits dead-end

IT now appears that Australia-based Energy World Corp.’s (EWC) Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Hub Receiving Terminal project in Pagbilao, Quezon, has either been trapped...

Ideas about independence 

When General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the Philippine independence in Kawit, Cavite, on June 12, 1898, he was declaring the nation’s independence from Spain. From...

‘Sweet sorrow’

The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain—“apparent suicide” one after the other—give me an excuse to resurrect from the grave of forgotten work...

Female CPA power

The issue on gender parity or diversity is oftentimes the point of discourse. There is always the debate on the opportunities (or lack thereof)...

A back channel

Conflicts will arise inevitably. No matter how much we try to appease everyone, there will be opposing views. Resolutions of these conflicts may leave everyone...

No atheists in migrations

Philippine statement delivered by Ambassador Teddy Locsin Jr. on June 4, 2018 at the Fifth Round of Negotiations: Side Event on “The Protection and...

Truth prevails

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office leadership is silently working hard without fanfare to make the agency a potent revenue-collection machine of the Duterte administration. As...

Surety requirements in government procurement laws

THE Government Procurement Reform Act governs the procurement activities of the government. Under the law, various securities are required for the different stages of...

Untying the ‘Gordian knot’ of jeepney modernization

THE government’s Jeepney Transport Modernization program remains tied down with several proverbial “Gordian knots” that need to be untied to achieve a smooth, effective...

Monitoring inflation

The inflation rate has become one of the most anticipated economic data these days, amid surging prices of crude oil in the world market...

The number one rule for the stock market

THERE are two subjects that the average person has little understanding about—health and wealth. Did you know that the most deadly cancer with a five-year...

Imperiled airport project

THE modernization of Naga Airport in the town of Pili, Camarines Sur, is among the infrastructure projects of the Duterte administration’s centerpiece “Build, Build, Build” (BBB)...

Wrong policies that keep oil prices and power rates rising

Part One Blame the post-Marcos presidents EXCEPT for President Rodrigo Duterte, who is just two years into his six-year term, blame the post-Marcos successors, from Mrs....

Anti-Crime Council of the Philippines: Living life with a purpose

At 76 years old, I am not surprised if some of my new acquaintances would ask where I get the energy to pursue my...