The politics of ASF

The recent spate of positive cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) has again shaken the small and  backyard piggery owners, who mostly depend on their swine to fend backhome economy and even send their children to school. The inability of the small time hog raisers to install biosecurity and other facilities to  secure their pens against airborne …

Cleansing the PNP organization, a perennial concern

After the long wait, finally, President Rodrigo Duterte appointed the new Philippine National Police chief after waves of corruption issues plagued and is still plaguing the organization. According to the President, he took time to find a new chief because the organization has been infected with corruption virus ranging from procurement to recycling of confiscated …

From afar

Robredo’s report is poor propaganda Vice President Leni Robredo pulled again a Judas on PRRD, the PNP, and the PDEA by doing twisted narrative intended to sow destruction and chaos. Robredo says the government anti-Drug war is a failure. The de facto VP Robredo, in trademark style where the spotlights are beaming, alleged, around 3,000 …

Pen Pointers

DPWH turns over Philippines’ largest mosque to BARMM The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) turned over documents transferring the management of the Sultan Hajji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid (mosque) to the leadership of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in a ceremony held in Cotabato City on Wednesday, January 8. The DPWH …

The fight against oligarchs continues

The year 2019 has been, to say the least, a rollercoaster ride. And a bit too bumpy for oligarchs — President Rodrigo’s favorite targets that beyond the latter’s constant harangue, are sailing rough waters with the ensuing shifts in government’s policies against unfair contracts and trade practices. Arguably, water firms Maynilad and Manila Water are …

The Villager

Setting standards for Public Buildings The recent earthquakes do not only expose sub-standard materials and poor construction among private buildings. Worse, it exposed how government structures fail to follow the government’s building standard. Look! The municipal halls of Magsaysay, Padada and even City Hall Digos City, all in Davao del Sur The Town Hall of …

MIPC : Maguindanao Massacre verdict fair and just

DAVAO CITY — The Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) Inc. finds the verdict against suspect in the bloody Maguindanao Massacre fair ad just. In a statement released by the Mindanao-based journalists it stated: Finally! Justice is served to the victims and the families of the bloody Maguindanao Massacre which claimed 32 journalist and media workers. …