Friday, 17 August 2018

Commentary

Attention-catching news

While the national capital region and the rest of Luzon were battered by heavy rains causing so much flooding in many areas, the nation...

Diaspora: Symptoms of deepening crisis

Not since the Marcos administration hit upon the idea of mass labor export to the Middle East has the number of Filipinos leaving for...

Time for the House to blink

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says neither he nor the Palace is going to blink on the 2019 National Budget cash-based appropriations system they want...

Iced Mocha Federalismo

A mug of iced mocha Frappuccino is not your typical cup of coffee. With an oversized dollop of whipped cream, marbled with twirling strands...

Remember change?

There is no debate about the cash-based budgeting system being a reform measure to make the disbursement of public funds more efficient and that...

Bitter pill

The purge continues. On Monday, Malacañang announced that President Rodrigo Duterte went “ballistic” upon confirmation of allegations of fraudulent transactions at the V. Luna Medical...

Raising long term funds

There are situations however when the financing needs are unique. The Build, Build, Build thrust of the administration is one example The Philippine economy, notwithstanding...

All roads lead to HnP—for now

All political roads lead to the presidential daughter’s political party, it appears, what with its formation of a super coalition with other political parties....

HE said – SHE said

A total stop We kid ourseelves when we cite Filipino resilience each time we survive disasters. Kudos, we do not deserve them. We have seen survival with...