Red Pope Tagle

I knew that the appointment of Cardinal Tagle as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is a major appointment to a critical post. However, since I am not well versed in the complexities of the Vatican organization, I decided to do, in the words of the academic,…

Banning one-use plastic bags

The time has come to give up using one-use plastic bags. Housewives and market vendors are the most reluctant of species to say goodbye to the utility bags. They wrap seafoods, meat products and vegetables with plastic – for what should they use to keep the fish liquid from dripping…

Why there is a great need for Cha-cha

Why there is a great need for Cha-cha Just when we thought our chances of having a genuine political change has slipped our hands, we learned that at least 256 local chief executives have expressed their support for the government initiative of amending provisions of the 1987 Constitution, as noted…

Serotype

To the credit of the Department of Health, our people have become more receptive to government’s vaccination campaigns. This is important to combat epidemics and save lives. Public receptivity to the vaccination program declined because of the controversy over Dengvaxia. Now, in the face of several potential epidemic outbreaks, more…

Palace rethinking sanctity of contracts?

WHAT happens if a successor of President Duterte questions contracts entered into on his watch for being lopsided or even traitorous? The blame game for onerous deals could be played in an unending political cycle. Such a review, with possible revamp and revocation, could result in the sanctity of contracts…

EDITORYAL – Number One

(The Philippine Star) - December 12, 2019 - 12:00am It must be the morale-boosting hometown crowd, with the cheering more deafening when the going gets tough for the country’s athletes. It must be the familiarity of the environment – the training grounds and sporting venues. Once again, as host of…

The right way

There was never any doubt that the Philippines would win the men’s 5x5 basketball gold medal at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games this year. Because coach Tim Cone had only a few days of practice, he picked players whose high basketball IQ made it easy for them to learn his…

Cone: Southeast Asia catching up

Cone: Southeast Asia catching up Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) - December 12, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines remains perched in its position as the undisputed king of Southeast Asian Games basketball but Gilas Pilipinas coach Tim Cone urged Filipino cagers to stay on their toes with…