The President’s Ultimatum

            Aside from approving the Bayanihan 2 Bill with its P140-billion stimulus fund and additional powers for the President the Senate agenda would focus on measures to address the massive changes in the country’s digital landscape, education, public transportation, business environment and...

PDU30 Sona’s Priority Measures

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City last July 27,2020.               In his speech, which lasted for one hour and 45 minutes, Duterte urged Filipinos no...

Pay-Ward Conversion Justified?

        Recently, the highly controversy-prone Eastern Bicol Medical Center (EBMC) caught the limelight once again due to its management’s decision to convert some Covid-19-intended quarantine facilities to pay-ward status.            Firebrand legislator Alan del Valle (PCL-West District) denounced said...

VIRUS is teaching us a fundamental lesson

The universe, in all its terrible beauty, has a way of presenting us with as many opportunities as it takes to learn life’s most fundamental lessons. Not least of these – recent days have again shown — is that there really are...

Stalemate

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno said,  policies on issuing franchises— including the question of whether the power should emanate from the House of Representatives— can be revisited. A former CJ said Congress can review its chambers' powers in granting legislative franchises— amid...

NCOV-ARD: Is it a plague?

Apparently, the promise of new beginnings and new opportunities worldwide in the New Year—2020-- is being spoiled and threatened by a series of calamities and tragedies of different causes, dimensions and magnitude.  This early, however, events happen and came to pass either good or bad in...

Oplan Tabang Taal Initiative

This early in the year 2020, in the light of the Dickensian dictum that the “worst of times is the best of times,” the management and staff of Bicol Peryodiko and 3-yea-old sister outfit --Radyo Peryodiko (DWFB-FM, 96.7 mhz)--- scrambled into action and out on...

Worse and Best of Times

This early in the Year of the Metal Rat—2020—the people’s sense of hope and optimism expected every new year has been spoiled by several unexpected serious man-made and nature-induced calamities.            Be that as it may, let’s start with the positive ones....

Pinoys: Smugglers of the Faith

          Barely three days from now the aging “Year of the Pig” (YOP) would have a good or bad exit worldwide depending on what side of destiny or fate a particular country and its citizens, like ours, have had in their existence in a span of...

Disaster preparedness

President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his praises to all the Local Government Units (LGU) of the Bicol Region for the extra-ordinary effort by providing pre-emptive measures in order to minimize the effect of the recent typhoon in the region. Upon hearing the power...